New - Liquor Licensing is Moving Online

Starting Spring 2020, the liquor licensing process will be moving online to the liquor and cannabis licensing portal.

We will be moving liquor licence types to the portal over the next 12 months, starting with catering and wine store licences. Liquor licensees will be contacted by the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) closer to the date that their licence type will be available online. More information will also be posted to this page as it becomes available.

All liquor licensees and applicants will log into the online portal using their business BCeID to submit applications, renew their licence and pay application and renewal fees. Applications for making changes to a liquor licence will also be processed through the online system.

To prepare for this transition and stay informed about when your licence type will be available online, be sure to contact us to update your email address with the LCRB.

Please note: There are currently no plans to change the Special Event Permit application process.

If you have questions about this change, please contact LCRBLiquor@gov.bc.ca