Government of B.C.

Before you start

Be sure to read the submission instructions for the change you want to make.

You must have a Business BCeID to access the online licensing portal

Overview

As an LRS licensee, you can

  • Apply to make a permanent change to your licence
  • Notify us of a permanent change to a licensee
  • Apply to make a structural change
  • Add or change a tied house exemption
  • Add or change a third party operator
  • Submit a dormancy notification

Processing times for each change are approximate and may vary.

Some changes require a fee.

Change

Find information for the type of change you want to make.

Apply to make a permanent change to your licence

All changes, including changes to hours of sale, and changes to establishment name (operating as name) can be completed online.

Apply online

Apply to make a permanent change to a licensee

You must apply for the LCRB's approval within 10 days of making the changes listed below.

All changes must be completed online:

  • Change in ownership of shares
  • Name change of licensee (legal entity name)
  • Amalgamation of the corporation, holding company or subsidiary
  • Change of directors/officers/senior managers
    • Note: Each new director/officer must submit a Personal History Summary form online and upload the required documents including a Criminal Record Check.
  • Addition of receiver or executor

Apply online

Make a structural change

Submit a change request online to propose a structural change to your licensee retail store licence.

Submit change online

Add or change a tied house exemption

Use this form to apply for, or change an existing, tied house exemption with a small volume manufacturer.

Application form

To submit, refer to instructions for manual submissions.

Add or change a third party operator

A third-party operator is an individual, partnership or corporate entity hired by a licensee to manage their establishment. The licensee remains accountable for the overall operation of the licensed establishment.

Apply online

Dormancy notification

Notify us within 10 days of the closure or as soon as you become aware that the closure will be longer than 90 days.

You can find more information in the Dormancy Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 265 KB).

Download the Dormancy Notification Form (PDF, 901 KB)

To submit, refer to instructions for manual submissions.

Manual submissions

For licence types with manual submission requirements, you can submit your application by

Scan and email

  • If you submit by email and want to pay by credit card, call 1-866-209-2111 to make your payment

Print and mail to

  • Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch
    PO Box 9292 Stn Prov Govt
    Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J8

Fax your completed application to 250-952-7066

  • If you submit by email and want to pay by credit card, call 1-866-209-2111 to make your payment

In person or courier

  • 400-645 Tyee Road
    Victoria, B.C. V9A 6X5

Contact

Contact our client support team

In Victoria Office:

In Canada Toll Free:

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