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All licensees must adhere to the requirements under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations, including the restrictions on operations timings, as applicable.

Dear Customers,

With effect from 1 Aug 2021, the Police Licensing & Regulatory Department will further restrict over-the-counter services at the Police Cantonment Complex, 391 New Bridge Road, to attend to services with pre-approved appointments only, including making payments at counter for services that cannot be done online. 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:

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. For collection of controlled item(s), please pay the license fee for the item(s) (if any) online, and email us at to arrange for collection.

4. For enquiries, please use our online services on or email us at

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

6. Thank you. 

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

[1] Under the Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Act 2015, supply, in relation to liquor, means — (a) to sell, barter or exchange the liquor (whether the reward or consideration is received or to be received by the supplier specifically for the liquor or as part of services or other goods sold, bartered or exchanged); (b) to offer or agree to so sell, barter or exchange the liquor; or (c) to serve, send, forward or deliver the liquor in connection with such sale, barter or exchange.

[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.

Liquor Licence Category and Fees

Category of Licence

Trading hours


Fees (Non-Refundable)

Class 1A

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

0600hrs to 2359hrs

One Year


Class 1B

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

0600hrs to 2200hrs

One Year


Class 2A

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

0600 to 2359hrs

One Year


Class 2B

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

Trading hours as indicated on licence

One Year


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


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


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


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




2 to 7




9 to 14




16 to 21




23 to 28






Information on Delivery of Liquor to Non-Public Places (Including By Online Liquor Businesses)

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.

Stipulated Under Section 4(2) of Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Act 2015

A liquor licence is not required for the following circumstances:

  • 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
  • in an emergency where the liquor is necessary to preserve life or prevent injury or further injury
  • in the course of a religious service, ceremony or rite lawfully conducted by a priest or minister of religion in a place of worship
  • 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:

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

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

  1. Be a fit and proper person. The criteria and requirements for a person to be considered fit and proper to hold a licence include are (but are not limited to) whether the relevant person has honesty, integrity, a good reputation, competence and capability. For more information, you may click on the link: “Guidelines on the criteria and requirements for a person to be fit and proper to hold a liquor licence."
  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

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.


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.

Liquor Control Zone Areas

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.

Geylang area as described in Part 1 of the Schedule

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

Trading Hours in Liquor Control Zone

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


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



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

Matters relating to the importation of liquor would fall under the purview of the Singapore Customs. Relevant information is available at:

You can request for a replacement copy of your existing Public Entertainment licence in person at Police Licensing & Regulatory Department.

You will need to pay $11.00 for each new copy.

Address: 391 New Bridge Road Block D 


  Police Cantonment Complex 

  Singapore 088762

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday (closed on Public Holidays)

  8.30am to 5.30pm (last Q-ticket is issued at 5.00pm)

New and Renew

You can submit a new liquor licence application (Class 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4 or Temporary Class 5) or renew your existing liquor licence.

Amend Licence Details

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

Cancel 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.


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.

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 3 weeks 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.


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.

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.

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