Everything you want to know about getting a Liquor License in Kwa-Zulu Natal

Often one sees first time licensees tackle the liquor license application process on their own. In many cases this end up with a disappointing outcome. Most of the times the reason being that liquor license applications, does not consist of a simple application form. Each application provides highly detailed information with regards to the unique circumstances. These conditions always vary from outlet to outlet. It comes highly recommended that your license application process is handled by a liquor license consultant like liquoract.com It comes highly recommended that your license application process is handled by a liquor license consultant like liquoract.com Frequently Asked Questions. The liquor act applies differently to businesses in the various provinces. This means that certain prerequisites and conditions for approval drastically vary from province to province. That […]

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Your testament and Liquor License: How does that work?

What is a Will or Testament? Your will or testament is a legal document by which a person, the testator, expresses their wishes about how their property is to be distributed at death, and names one or more persons, the executor, to manage the estate until s final distribution. Learn More Here Will my liquor license expire when I pass away? No. Your liquor license will not expire without a testament but it will be easier to proof who inherit the liquor licensed business. What happens to my liquor license when I die without a will ? Passing away without a will does not only affect your liquor license. Your estate will be frozen and the master of the supreme court will wind up your estate. In the meantime all […]

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Police-clearance

Police Clearance: what it is, how it works and why you must have it.

When applying for a liquor license, it is a prerequisite to attach a Police Clearance Certificate to your application. A police clearance is required for all new applications, transfer from one person to another, and all renewal applications. Why do I need a Police clearance? A police clearance assist the liquor authorities to establish that the applicant is not disqualified under section 40 of the Liquor Act. It is also used by the authorities to verify information supplied on the completed application form. How do I get a Police Clearance? You need to go to the nearest police station and request it. Your finger prints will be taken and sent away to be checked. When going to the police station you will need to take a copy of your ID […]

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Special event permit to sell liquor in KwaZulu-Natal

Want to sell liquor at a special event? In order to sell alcohol at a special event you are required to have a special event permit. You are required to obtain certain consents and comply with what is laid down in the Act. In this article we discuss the procedure and requirements. Application for Special event permit Application under section 39(c) in terms of section 41(1) must be completed in full in triplicate and duly signed in front of a Commissioner of Oaths. The application with all required attachment must be lodged at least 14 working days before the event. Application for a special events permit can not be lodged at a regional office. The application can be lodged any day of the week but must be lodged in the […]

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How to get a new liquor license

The first question that most potential new business owners ask is: I want to start my own liquor business. How do I go about it ? As there are many factors to take into account it will therefore be wise to use a liquor license consultant to advice and assist you in how to go about applying for your license. Read about choosing a liquor consultant HERE. However in this article I address on how to go about applying for your new liquor license. First of all you have to decide what type of liquor business you want to open. You must decide between on-consumption or off-consumption. If you would like to open an off-consumption liquor business you have two choices  being a liquor store or grocers wine license. With […]

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Choosing a liquor license consultant

Choosing the best liquor license consultant. Before you decide on who you are going to use as a consultant to handle your liquor license application you need to verify a number of details. Make sure you choose the right consultant because if you do not you can end up spending a lot without having your license approved or even without the application being lodged. First of all you should ask yourself – ” How did I get this liquor license consultant ” If a liquor license consultant has been recommended by a reliable source it makes it easier but you should still do some homework. If you got his details from an advert or from internet, you must do proper research. Before contacting the consultant go to his web site […]

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A liquor license renewal can be done with conditions.

The mere fact that your liquor license renewal have been granted does not give you the right to trade as you like. Many conditions are prescribed and must be adhere to otherwise your license can be suspended. When your License Certificate is issued, Special conditions can be imposed which will be printed on the face of your certificate. In addition there are many other conditions which are listed below: On-consumption The license holder shall ensure the following: All Alcohol sold will be consumed on the premises and may not be removed from such premises. No liquor will be sold to anyone under the age of 18 years. No person under the age of 16 shall be employed in or in connection with the sale of liquor. No person who has […]

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Different liquor license types? Which one should I apply for.

Liquor licenses types, to know what type will work for you, you first need to know the difference between the type liquor licenses. Then choose the one that will suite your need the best. Liquor license types are grouped in four categories: On – Consumption Accommodation Liquor License Restaurant Liquor License Nightclub Club Gaming premises Sports Ground Pub Tavern Theatre Off – Consumption Liquor Store Grocer’s wine Micro Manufacture Special Events The first license category we look at is on-consumption types, these liquor license types have the most variation. A common requirement for all on-consumption license types, are toilet facilities for ladies and gents. The main difference between the on-consumption liquor license types, lies within the facilities you have available. Then other differences are trading hours and yearly renewal fees. […]

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Liquor license application process

The workings of the KZN Liquor Licensing Procedure.

Liquor Licensing Procedure In this post we take a look at the Liquor Licensing Procedure. We go through the same steps that a Liquor License Application have to pass, for approval. In this post we take on-consumption and off-consumption application types into consideration. The process end with a decision made by the liquor board. We look at the following parts of the procedure: Prerequisites for liquor license application. The function of the liquor licensing and administration business. Lodging a liquor license application. Inspections included in the liquor licensing procedure. Liquor license application approval, as part of the process. The Conclusion. Prerequisites for liquor license application. To obtaining a liquor license can be a hard process, therefore experience taught us well. As a result we created our procedure. The objective is […]

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Liquor license application compliance conditions.

Liquor license application compliance conditions to ensure a successful result. Many liquor license application compliance conditions must be met at the time of lodging a new liquor license application, as per sections (39) and (41) of the liquor act. The application must be complete and all proof of compliance must be attached. Also address all compliances in all the motivations. Lodging can only be done on a Friday and before you can lodge the application a reference number must be obtained from the Liquor Authorities. Proof of payment, of the prescribed fee, must be attached to the application. The liquor license application is adjudged by three criteria: The premises must comply. (1) The proposed license holder must comply. (2) General Compliances. (3) Different License types. According to the liquor act. […]

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