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Liquor Licencing

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In order to legally trade in liquor in South Africa - whether selling, manufacturing or distributing liquor- it is a legal requirement that one has a valid liquor license which permits you to trade. This applies to many different establishments such as restaurant, bars, hotels, entertainment and conference facilities and a host of other businesses.

Applications need to be made to the Provincial Liquor Board - the legally mandated agency - for the granting of liquor licenses. Licenses must then be renewed annually.

The liquor license application process may vary from province to province and often requires the submission of a large amount of supporting documentation. The Provincial Liquor Board thoroughly considers every application, taking into account a number of factors, including the municipal and zoning regulations, the intended use of the premises and the particularities of the applicants surrounds, as well as any objections lodged against the granting of a liquor license.

JM Shoot Attorneys Liquor Licensing Attorneys Johannesburg, and nationally.

JM Shoot Attorneys are able to process liquor license applications nationally. We work closely with experienced liquor license consultants in all of the major cities throughout South Africa. We are intimately familiar with the specific rules and requirements for liquor license applications in South Africa. We can assist you in the gathering and submission of the required documentation and ensure that all necessary requirements have been fulfilled.

Each liquor license application is unique and therefore it is difficult to foresee how long the Provincial Liquor Board will take to consider and process a liquor license application, but we do take proactively work with all parties to ensure that applications are expedited as much as is possible

We also attend to the conversion of a liquor license from an existing license into a new license, as well as to the transfer of a liquor license from existing premises to new premises. Furthermore, we can attend to the renewal of liquor licenses (in the event that a license holder was unable and/or neglected to renew their license).

JM Shoot Attorneys keeps all of our clients informed and abreast of the frequent developments in liquor licensing rules and regulations.

We shall be please to provide you with more information about a liquor licensing application. For more information, please email JM Shoot Attorneys on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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