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Licensing

The PLCB issues, renews and validates retail and wholesale alcohol licenses.

Interested in obtaining a license? Please contact the Bureau of Licensing.

Licenses are obtained four ways: through the issuing of a new license, the approval of a person-to-person transfer, the approval of a place-to-place transfer or the approval of a double transfer (person to person and place to place).

• For a new license, which may be limited by a statutory quota, an applicant must apply to the PLCB Bureau of Licensing.
• For a person-to-person transfer, an applicant must apply to have an existing license owned by another transferred to it for use at the same location (the licensed premises). This is valid only in cases of a change of ownership.
• For a place-to-place transfer, an applicant must apply to have an existing license that it holds transferred to a different location without any changes in ownership.
• For a double transfer (person to person and place to place), an applicant must apply to have an existing license transferred to it for use at a different location – that is, both ownership and the licensed premises changes.