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LIQUOR LICENCE APPLICATIONS

We specialize in Liquor Licence Applications in terms of the new Western Cape Liquor Act and can assist you with your Liquor Licence Application in the following ways:

- Advise you on your prospects of success in adhering to the requirements of the Act and your chances of success;

- Inform you on the supporting documents you have to obtain, how it should look and what information it should contain, such as the zoning certificate from the municipality;

- We can even assist in bringing an application for rezoning, consent or departure use of your property if it needs be;

- Assist you on deciding which type of licence you can apply for and would suit your specific needs;

- Complete the application form on your behalf;

- Draft your motivation or representations to fit the description in the Act to be sure that your application would be approved;

- Compiling your application and submitting it to the Western Cape Liquor Board on your behalf;

- Follow up on your application with the Western Cape Liquor Board.

Wether you need an on-consumption or off-consumption liquor licence (or both), a manufacturing licence or a temporary liquor licence for consumption on or off the premises, we are able to advise and assist you.  We will do all this for the most reasonable fee you will encounter in the market.  Contact us for a quote today!  Our Email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Telephone Number: 027 (0)716 7474 54.

The New Western Cape Liquor Act, No 4 of 2008, came into effect on 1 April 2012.  You can view and access the forms to be completed and submitted for a liquor licence in the last section of the Regulations to the Western Cape Liquor Act.

Section 33 creates the following categories of Liquor Licences which can be applied for, namely:

(a)    a Licence for the Micro-Manufacture and Sale of Liquor for consumption both on and off the premises where the Liquor is sold;

(b)    a Licence for the Sale of Liquor for consumption on the premises where the liquor is sold;

(c)    a Licence for the Sale of Liquor for consumption off the premises where the Liquor is sold;

(d)    In exceptional circumstances, a licence for the sale of Liquor for consumption both on and off the premises where the liquor is sold;

(e)    a Licence for the Sale of Liquor for consumption on or off the premises upon which liquor is sold at special events;  and

(f)     a Temporary Liquor Licence for the sale of Liquor for consumption on or off the premises upon which liquor is sold.

The Liquor Licencing Tribunal may not grant a licence, unless it is satisfied on a balance of probabilities that -

  • The granting thereof is in the public interest;
  • The Applicant is of good character, and not disqualified from holding a licence in terms of the act;
  • The premises on which the sale or consumption of Liquor will take place or will upon completion be suitable for use by the applicant for the purposes of the licence;
  • The applicant has the right to occupy the proposed licenced premises, and;
  • The granting of the application does not prejudice:
  • -   The residents of a residential area;
  • -   The residents of an institution for the aged or frail;
  • -   The learners of an educational institution who are under the age of eighteen (18) years;
  • -   The patients of an institution for drug or alcohol related dependancies; or
  • -   The congregants of a religious institution located in the vicinity of the proposed premises.

The Application Procedure entails the following:

An application for a liquor licence must be made to the Western Cape Liquor Board by submitting on every last Friday of the calender month to the Board and the designated Liquor Officer in whose area of jurisdiction the proposed licenced premises are located:

(a)    The prescribed application Form properly completed;

(b)    A zoning certificate from the local Municipality;

(c)    Where necessary, a copy of a planning application submitted to the Municipality concerned in terms of applicable legislation;

(d)    Other information that may be required by the Liquor Licensing Tribunal to enable it to determine whether the applicant meets the criteria for the granting of the licence;  and

(e)   The prescribed fees which must be paid in the prescribed manner.

With an Application for a Liquor Licence, the following documents have to be obtained and submitted to the Liquor Authority:

  • A Zoning Certificate by the Municipality in which jurisdiction the premises lies, stating that the intended use of the property is in order;
  • A Plan of the premises;
  • A Site Plan;
  • Description of the Premises;
  • Colour Photographs;
  • Presentations in support of the Application;
  • Proof of Notice in terms of Section 37(2) of the Act (Notice affixed at the premises for a specific period in a prescribed manner);
  • Proof of right of occupation of the premises such as Title Deed or Lease Agreement;
  • Proof of Identity Documents or registration of applicants or members / shareholders of the legal entity.

If the proposed liquor licence holder is a company, cc or trust, it must appoint a manager to be in control of the premises.  An existing licence holder have an obligation to inform the Liquor Board of a change in management and submit a nomination of a manager to replace the old manager in the prescribed form - the completion of a Form contained in the Regulations to the Western Cape Liquor Act and submitting the original nomination to the Liquor Board and a copy to the presiding Liquor Officer that have jurisdiction over the licensed premises.

We can provide exellent assistance to you with your on-consumption, off-consumption, manufacturing, temporary or special event Liquor Licence Application.  Do not hestitate to contact us for a quote.

 


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