Liquor Licence Applications
Anyone wishing to sell, manufacture or distribute liquor is required by law to have a liquor licence.
In the Western Cape a person or entity may not micro-manufacture or retail/sell liquor unless authorised to do so. Such a person must obtain a liquor licence issued in terms of the Western Cape Liquor Act 4/2008 as amended by the Amendment Act 10/2010.
Should liquor be micro-manufactured or retailed/sold without the required licence or in contravention of the conditions of the licence, such a person is guilty of an offence.
Who May not Apply for a Liquor Licence?
How is the Application Lodged?
An application is lodged by either hand delivery or via post. The Western Cape Liquor Authority does not accept copies, and therefore you cannot fax or e-mail your application.
Where and when are Applications Lodged?
With the Western Cape Liquor Authority at their offices on the 6th Floor of the NBS Waldorf Building, 80 St Georges Mall, Cape Town, 8001 and with the Designated SAPS Liquor Officer in whose area of jurisdiction the business is located. Although licences may be lodged at any time, the following first Friday of the month is regarded as the date the application in lodged.
Please ensure that all the required documents as listed on the front page of the application form are attached.
How to Apply for a Liquor Licence
You can apply for a liquor licence through a lawyer or liquor consultant or in your personal capacity. The different application forms are available from the Western Cape Liquor Regulations document.
|Government Body:||(Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Western Cape Government)|
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