Government of B.C.

Before you start

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

Overview

As a Manufacturing licensee, you can

  • Apply to make a permanent change to your licence
  • Notify us of a permanent change to a licensee
  • Add a lounge or special event area
  • Add an on-site store and picnic area endorsement
  • Make temporary changes to a Manufacturer licence
  • 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 temporary changes

Use this for temporary changes to manufacturer endorsements or if you want to use your manufacturer endorsement area to allow for a special event under a special event permit.

Download the Temporary Change to a Licence form (PDF, 852 KB)

To submit, refer to instructions for manual submissions.

Add an on-site store endorsement

An on-site store endorsement allows you to stock and sell liquor you manufacture directly to the public. The on-site store also permits you to sell liquor online and at eligible markets.  

Please note there is a fee to renew this endorsement annually. 

Application fee: $110

Apply online

Add a picnic area endorsement or change an approved picnic area

A picnic area endorsement permits patrons to bring samples or drinks purchased from your other endorsement areas outside to consume (there is no liquor sale or service in the picnic area).

Make your outdoor picnic TESA permanent

Manufacturers with a temporarily expanded picnic area endorsement can apply to change an approved picnic area to make their outdoor TESA permanent. There is no application fee. 

There is no fee to apply for a picnic area endorsement or change an approved picnic area. 

Apply online

Add a lounge or special event area endorsement

Add a lounge or special event area endorsement to serve liquor for onsite consumption with food at your establishment.  Please use the accompanying Lounge and Special Event Area application guide (PDF, 289 KB).

Make your outdoor TESA for sampling permanent

Manufacturers who are serving samples outdoors using a Temporary Expanded Service Area (TESA) and do not have a lounge endorsement, must apply for a lounge endorsement to make their outdoor TESA permanent.

This application requires sign-off from your local government or Indigenous Nation.

  • This step is not required if you are applying for this endorsement on a second manufacturing licence located at the same site

Lounge application fee: $330

Special event area application fee: $110

Please note, there is a fee to renew these endorsements annually. 

Apply online

Make a structural change or indoor TESA permanent

A structural change application is required to change your interior service area. This includes a change to:

  • Add, remove, or reconfigure space
  • The floor plan 
  • The occupant load
  • The sampling area 

Cosmetic changes don't require an application (i.e., changing the flooring, paint, countertops, and rearranging moveable furniture).

Apply for a structural change to make your indoor Temporary Expanded Service Area (TESA) permanent.

Application fee: $440

Apply online

Add a patio or make an outdoor TESA patio permanent

Manufacturer licensees with a lounge or special event area endorsement can add a new outdoor patio to their establishment.

Manufacturers with a lounge or special event area endorsement can apply for a new outdoor patio to make their outdoor Temporary Expanded Service Area (TESA) permanent.

Note: Not all TESA authorizations will be viable permanent patios. Before you apply and pay the fee, it is your responsibility to work with your local government and authorities to make sure the TESA complies with all local permits, bylaws and requirements.

Application fee: $440

Apply Online

Register an off-site storage location

Manufacturers may store liquor at a secure offsite storage area that is registered with the Branch. Offsite storage areas must be located in British Columbia and cannot be located in a residence.

Notify the Branch in the liquor and cannabis licensing portal. 

Submit 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.

Submit 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

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