Government of B.C.

Before you start

Each licence type has a different relocation process. Choose your licence type below. 

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

Overview

You can change the location of your business by

  • Completing the form manually or applying online
  • Attaching the required documents
  • Paying the application fee

With some licence types, you need to work with your local government or Indigenous Nation before submitting your application. This increases your application process timeline.

Apply

1

Check requirements and complete application

You need to fill out your licence application form and attach the

  • Floor plan
  • Proposed signage
  • Application fee

Check below to see specific requirements for each licence type.

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2

Check conditional requirements

Food Primary

To serve liquor past midnight or transfer a Patron Participation endorsement to your new location, you must:

  • Apply for a permanent change online
  • Get local government or Indigenous Nation sign-off
  • Submit, no fee required

You can also add the Catering or Third Party operator endorsements to your application.

 

Liquor Primary

Golf courses must include:

  • Description of how liquor will be served
    • For example, a kiosk or beverage cart
  • Map of golf course with all holes, driving range and
    • Any public roads or water features
    • Any buildings
    • Proposed location of the kiosk or beverage cart etc.
      • If applicable
    • Location of existing service areas within clubhouse

Vessels must include:

  • Copy of the moorage contract
  • Copies of captain and crew accreditation
  • Copy of the vessel registration
  • Floor plans
  • Site map with
    • Moorage location
    • Berth number
    • Road access

Apply online

3

Add or transfer endorsements

Check your application and your applicable guide to understand how to transfer or reapply endorsements when you change locations.

4

Get local government or Indigenous Nation sign-off

A resolution from your local government or Indigenous Nation office is required if you are:

  • A liquor primary licensees
  • Applying for Patron Participation endorsement
  • Extending your hours of liquor service past midnight

This sign-off will increase your application process timeline.

Contact

Contact our client support team.

In Victoria Office:

In Canada Toll Free:

Liquor licences: