Apply for a liquor licence or permit
You need a liquor licence or permit to sell liquor in B.C.
Find information about how to apply for your liquor licence or permit.
If you want to alter or change your liquor licence, visit amend a liquor licence.
Liquor licensees can also appoint a representative to oversee the day-to-day operation of their business. Find out what specific actions a representative can take on your behalf.
The LCRB is maintaining business operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, due to the increase in demand, expect delays in the standard processing time for all licensing applications. Read more about updates and changes.
Apply or amend a liquor licence or permit
Liquor Primary licence
For businesses wanting to offer liquor service
Food Primary licence
For restaurants, bistros, cafes and other businesses primarily serving food
For businesses that promote, market and take wholesale orders for liquor products.
UBrew and UVin licence
For business that allow customers to ferment-on-premises.
Liquor charitable auction permit
For non-profits wanting to auction liquor at an event.
Liquor special event permit
For event hosts wanting to offer liquor service at special events.
Non-beverage alcohol exemption
For people who sell, supply, purchase or use non-beverage alcohol products
Rural licensee retail store licence
For general stores to sell packaged liquor in rural communities and tourist destination resorts.
The Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch is not accepting new applications for
Wine store licence
Wine stores are separate retail stores that sell wine. There is an open-ended freeze on new wine stores and the government is not accepting new wine store licence applications.
Special wine store licence
A special wine store licence allows for wine to be sold on selected shelves of a grocery store. There is an open-ended freeze on new wine stores and the government is not accepting new special wine store licence applications.
Licensee retail store licence
A licensee retail store licence allows for liquor to be sold for private consumption. There is an open-ended freeze on new licensee retail stores and the government is not accepting new licensee retail store licence applications.