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Dear Customers,

With effect from 23 April 2020, the Police Licensing & Regulatory Department will restrict over-the-counter services at the Police Cantonment Complex, 391 New Bridge Road, to attend only to services with pre-approved appointments. This move supports the Multi-Ministry Taskforce’s implementation of elevated safe distancing measures.

2          To make an appointment, please use the following link or QR code:  www.picktime.com/policelicensing

3          We will attend to cases of persons who turn up without an appointment on a case-by-case basis, only if they have valid reasons, such as to make payment for services that cannot be done online. For collection of controlled item(s), please pay the license fee for the item(s) (if any) online, and email us at SPF_Licensing_Feedback@spf.gov.sg to arrange for collection.

4          Please use our online services on www.police.gov.sg/licence or email us at SPF_Licensing_Feedback@spf.gov.sg. Members of the public are advised to stay home and avoid going out. Please wear a mask when outside your homes, in accordance with the prevailing circuit breaker measures.

5          We seek your understanding for the change and apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

6          Thank you. 


A Liquor licence is required (unless exempted; see below) if your company/business/society intends to supply1 any liquor2.

[1] Under the Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) (Liquor Licensing) Regulations, supply of liquor whether a single type or a combination of 2 or more types, could be by way of (a) retail if the supply is for less than 30 litres of liquor or (b) wholesale when liquor of (i) any quantity is provided to a liquor licensee or (ii) 30 litres or more to any person.

[2] Liquor means (a) a beverage containing more than 0.5% ethanol by mass or volume; (b) a mixture of ethanol and some other substance or liquid (including water) and containing more than 0.5% ethanol by mass or volume; or (c) any other substance (whether or not a beverage or liquid) that is prescribed by the regulations as liquor.

 

EXEMPTIONS


A liquor licence is not required for the following circumstances:

  1. delivery only to a person, at the request of the person, of liquor that is owned by, or ordered under a contract of purchase by, the person
  2. in an emergency where the liquor is necessary to preserve life or prevent injury or further injury
  3. in the course of a religious service, ceremony or rite lawfully conducted by a priest or minister of religion in a place of worship
  4. any other circumstances as the Minister may, by order published in the Gazette, specify

Anyone found supplying liquor without a valid liquor licence shall be liable on conviction:

  1. a fine not exceeding $20,000;
  2. a fine not exceeding $20,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months; or
  3. both for repeat offender

With effect from 1 August 2017, Class 3A, 3B or 4 Liquor Licence Holders will be able to deliver liquor beyond the trading hours specified in the liquor licence if the delivery is made to a non-public place in Singapore. More information and FAQ can be found here.

The information on this page is a guide to apply for a new licence or to renew an existing licence.


To be eligible for a Liquor licence, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a fit and proper person e.g. free from criminal records
  2. A Singapore Citizen, a Singapore Permanent Resident or possess a valid work permit or employment pass if you are a foreigner
  3. At least a committee member if you are applying on behalf of societies registered with the Registry of Societies (ROS)
  4. A director of the company, a partner of the partnership or the sole proprietor of the sole proprietorship
  5. Register the company/business with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA). Registration with ACRA is not required if you are representing a society or applying for a Class 2B licence
  6. Possess a valid hawker licence issued by National Environment Agency (NEA if you are applying for Class 2B licence

Category of Licence

Trading hours

Validity

Fees (Non-Refundable)

Class 1A

Supply of liquor for consumption at the licensed premises stated in the liquor licence

0600hrs to 2359hrs

One Year

$880

Class 1B

Supply of liquor for consumption at the licensed premises stated in the liquor licence

0600hrs to 2200hrs

One Year

$660

Class 2A

Supply of beer only for consumption at the licensed premises stated in the liquor licence

0600 to 2359hrs

One Year

$460

Class 2B

Supply of beer only for consumption at licensed premises stated in the liquor licence

Trading hours as indicated on licence

One Year

$285

Class 3A

Supply by retail of liquor for consumption at premises other than the licensed premises stated in the liquor licence

0700hrs to 2230hrs

One Year

$110

Class 3B

Supply by retail of beer for consumption at premises other than the licensed premises stated in the liquor licence

0700hrs to 2230hrs

One Year

$110

Class 4

Supply by wholesale of liquor for consumption at premises other than the licensed premises stated in the liquor licence

0700hrs to 2230hrs

One Year

$110

Class 5

Temporary licence where licence is required for a short period of time, such as once-off events and exhibitions

Specified time period of not more than 30 consecutive days

One Year

Number of Days

Fee

1

$22/-

2 to 7

$44/-

8

$66/-

9 to 14

$88/-

15

$110/-

16 to 21

$132/-

22

$154/-

23 to 28

$176/-

29

$198/-

30

$220/-



No licensed premises shall remain open beyond the trading hours stated in the licence, unless it is to be used for any purpose other than the supply of liquor. Under the Liquor Control Act, supply of liquor after the stipulated trading hours will result in a maximum fine of $10,000.

There are 2 types of extension hours: Regular and Ad-hoc.

Type

Applicable if you possess any of the following valid licence

Fees (Non-Refundable)

Regular Extension

  • For regular basis, such as every Saturday and Sunday for a minimum period of 2 months or all eve of public holidays within the given period.


  • Class 1
  • Class 2 Liquor Licence (LL)
  • For duration of less than 3 months, $22/- per hour
  • For duration of 3 months or more, $4/- per hour

Ad-hoc Extension

  • For a specific date basis, such as 1 Jan 2015; or
  • Supply of liquor (only for Class 5 licence)
  • Class 1
  • Class 2
  • Temporary Class 1 LL
  • Temporary Class 2 LL only
  • Class 5
  • $22/- per hour

You may apply for a Class 5 licence and extension hours at the same time.

 

Granting of Extended Liquor Trading Hours for Restaurant and Restaurant-hybrid Uses

With effect from 1 July 2019, Police will not grant extended liquor trading hours for all premises with URA’s planning approval for “restaurant”, with the exception of premises with planning approval for restaurant-hybrid uses* such as “restaurant and bar”.

*This is subjected to further URA restrictions. Accordingly, restaurant-hybrid uses such as “restaurant and bar” in the following area designated by URA will not be granted extended liquor trading hours; please refer to the map below.

  


Outdoor Refreshment Area (ORA) is to strictly adhere to the licensed timing or the authorised timing for use of the ORA, whichever is earlier. Example, Liquor licence is stated from 0600hrs to 2359hrs while usage of ORA is allowed till 2300hrs. Then the supply and consumption of liquor at the ORA is permitted till 2300hrs.


A copy of the licensing conditions can be found here.


You are required to obtain the following documents before applying for any Liquor licence.

  1. Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) certificate
  2. NRIC or Foreign IC (for non-Singaporeans with work permit) of the applicants
  3. Approval from HDB on the sales of Liquor at the premises
  4. Planning permission on the land use of the premise from URA/SLA
  5. Registry of Societies (ROS) certificate (for applying on behalf of societies)
  6. Hawkers licence issued by NEA (for applying for an outdoor beer stall as hawkers)

About 12 working days from the receipt of the application and the necessary supporting documents, if required. Any incomplete or incorrect submission will be rejected.

You will be notified of the outcome via SMS, email and post. Alternatively, you can login to GoBusiness Licensing to view your application status.


You will be directed to GoBusiness Licensing webpage which will require you to sign in using your SingPass or CorpPass.

The process may take around 15-20 minutes to complete.

APPLY


The information on this page is a guide to amend information in an existing Liquor licence


You can make the following amendments to your existing Liquor licence:

  1. Mailing address
  2. Key Appointment Holders
  3. Extend or reduce the premises
  4. Company name

You are required to obtain the following documents before amending your existing Liquor licence.

Information to be Amended

Requirements

Fees

Mailing address

  • No documents required

No fee is required

Key Appointment Holders*

*Contact Person/ Director/ Partner/ Sole-Proprietor/ Owner

  • Updated Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority certificate

Extend/reduce the premises

  • Planning permission on the land use of the premise from URA/SLA
  • Approval from HDB on the sales of Liquor at the premises
  • Hawkers licence issued by NEA (for applying for an outdoor beer stall as hawkers)

$22.00 per application

Company Name

  • Updated Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority certificate


About 12 working days (except for change of mailing address1) from the receipt of the application and the necessary documents, if required. Any incomplete or incorrect submission will be rejected.

You will be notified of the outcome via SMS, email and post. Alternatively, you can login to GoBusiness Licensing to view your application status.

1 Change of mailing address will be updated within 2 working days.


You will be directed to GoBusiness Licensing webpage which will require you to sign in using your SingPass or CorpPass.

The process may take around 15-20 minutes to complete.

AMEND


The information on this page is a guide to cancel existing Liquor licence.


You are permitted to cancel your existing Liquor licence any time before its expiration.

Please be informed that there will be no refund upon cancellation of the existing Liquor licence.


No document is required.


No fee is required.


About 12 working days from the submission of your Cancellation Request.

You will be notified of the outcome via SMS, email and post. Alternatively, you can login to GoBusiness Licensing to view your application status.


You will be directed to GoBusiness Licensing webpage which will require you to sign in using your SingPass or CorpPass.

The process may take around 10 minutes to complete.

CANCEL


The information on this page is a guide to withdraw application for any Liquor licence.


You can withdraw your applications for any Liquor licence any time before licence approval.

If licence has been approved and issued, you will have to submit a request to cancel the licence.


No document is required.


No fee is required.


Immediate upon the receipt of your Withdrawal Request.


You will be directed to GoBusiness Licensing webpage which will require you to sign in using your SingPass or CorpPass.

The process may take around 10 minutes to complete.

WITHDRAW


Trading hours in Liquor Control Zone for licensed premises holding Class 3A, Class 3B or Class 4 Liquor licence are

Day

Daily trading hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday

7.00am to 10.30pm

Any Saturday or Sunday

7.00am to 7.00pm

Any eve of Public Holiday

7.00am to 7.00pm

Any Public Holiday



With effect from 1 April 2015, the following two areas are declared to be Liquor Control Zones under section 15(1) of the Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Act 2015.

  1. Geylang area as described in Part 1 of the Schedule

  2. Little India area as described in Part 2 of the Schedule.


The information on this page shows additional information related to Liquor licence.


If you are familiar with the application requirements and wish to apply now, please click here to proceed. SingPass or CorpPass is required for login to GoBusiness Licensing.

You will need to have the infringement number before making payment, which will require you to login using SingPass or CorpPass. The whole process may take about 10 mins. Click here to make payment.



Information on police permit for consumption of liquor in public can be found here.


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