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 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 new owner 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 new applicant (buyer) needs to submit documents based on their business type:
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Your application must include:
An establishment can remain open during the transfer application process. The current licensee must maintain their licence requirements until the transfer is complete.
The LCRB will notify the new licensee when they can begin to operate the business.
Other subsequent licence changes, such as structural changes or relocations, must be requested after the licence transfer is complete.