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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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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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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New License Application

Need a new liquor license? Learn more about the license applications, here.

It goes without saying that when starting a new liquor outlet, you will need an approved liquor license. One sees often that some first time licensees, tackle the liquor license application process on their own. And in many cases, end up being disappointed with the outcome. Most of the times the reason being that liquor license applications, does not consist of a simple application form. Each application provide 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 are 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 varies from province […]

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