Liquor licences can be transferred to an eligible new licensee.
The current licensee must initiate the licence transfer in the liquor and cannabis licensing portal by submitting the proposed licensee's:
The proposed licensee (buyer) will be notified to proceed with the licence transfer application.
The proposed licensee:
Needs a Business BCeID to access the online licensing portal
Once your BCeID has been set up, log into the liquor and cannabis licensing portal. Review and confirm your account information on the Account Profile page.
When a business changes ownership, the liquor licence must be transferred. The proposed licensee must submit the following forms and documents, along with the application fee to successfully transfer the liquor licence.
A licence transfer is not eligible if expired.
The application fee is $330.
The proposed licensee needs to submit documents based on their business type:
Check below to see what's required for your business type.Show 6 items
Your application must include:
An establishment can remain open during a licence transfer application.
The seller is responsible for maintaining the licence until the LCRB notifies the seller and purchaser that the transfer application is administratively complete. Then the purchaser becomes the deemed licensee. As the deemed licensee, the purchaser is permitted to: