Establishing a Liquor Store

Can I get a Liquor License for On-Line Liquor sales?

PLEASE NOTE: We do not apply for liqour licensing on residential stands (at your house) - Click on Rights for further information.

Many entrepreneurs enquire about an on-line liquor license. The idea is to work from home or a small office, register a website and purchase a delivery vehicle for deliveries.
Here the principle of the land use right of the business property becomes a factor.

As mentioned before, a liquor license stands on two legs namely:

  • 1. A responsible person and
  • 2 A premises.

A liquor license application will fail if the property’s land use right is zoned for residential or agricultural. Therefore you cannot apply for a liquor license on a residential property. The only way to ensure that your land use right is acceptable for an application for a liquor license is confirmation from your local Municipality (planning department or land use department).
Only a Liquor Store may deliver liquor to the public. These deliveries are regulated by the allowable operating hours of a liquor store and liquor deliveries cannot be executed 24 hours per day. It is no use you try to manipulate this by proving you received the order during normal permissible operating hours, because the moment of off-loading is regarded as the time that the sale took place.

Should you wish to operate an on-line liquor delivery business you can do one of the following to comply:

  • 1. You can deliver for a liquor store with their invoice and delivery note with their liquor license number on the documentation and a copy of the documentation held in the liquor store for reference in case of an investigation.
  • 2. You can establish a small liquor store in a low rent shop approved by the municipality and operate from there.

Read my article published on our website www.liquorlicensing.co.za on the right hand bottom corner named Establishing a Liquor Store. Should you need advice, feel free to contact:

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Frik Liebenberg of Frik Liebenberg Business advisory Services cc 99/05522/23 has been a Business Broker since 1997 and a Liquor License Consultant since 2002. Feel free to contact us for further information.
Frik Liebenberg

Frik Liebenberg Business Advisory Services cc 99/05522/23

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