KZN Liquor Authority


KZN Liquor Authority

Call Us: 087 232 2333
Email Us: info@kznlqa.co.za


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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, an application can be made in terms of Sec 75 of the Liquor Act for the removal of the licence to new premises, provided that the prospective premises falls within the same magisterial district as the original licence.

  1. A liquor licence cannot be sold or leased, however a liquor trader can apply to the Liquor Authority to transfer the licence to another person, who is called the prospective holder, who is not disqualified in terms of Section 40 to be a licenced person.

A licence holder who wishes to transfer a liquor licence to another person must apply by completing Form KZNLA 17A of Annexure Q1.

Yes, a person who has an interest in the granting or refusal of a liquor licence can object within the 21 day notice period, in writing, for or against the granting or refusal of the licence.

  • A renewal of a liquor licence must be made six months prior to the expiry date of the licence.

Complete FORM – KZNLA 19 – available from KZNLA Head office and at all District offices OR by visiting www.kznlqa.co.za

Attach the following Documents:

  • A certified copy of the current liquor license with conditions.
  • A certified copy of the Identity Document of the license holder.
  • An original or certified copy of a valid and active tax clearance certificate from SARS (or proof of the application at SARS for a tax clearance certificate) valid from the date of lodgement of the renewal application.
  • An original or certified copy of a clearance certificate issued by the SAPS (or proof of the application at SAPS for criminal record clearance certificate) valid as at the date of lodgement of the application of a period in excess of three months from the date of issue by the SAPS.
  • Completed applications can be lodged at any KZNLA offices on any day and must be in DUPLICATE
  • Payment should only be done once the Liquor Authority communicates with you to do so.

The schedule of renewal fees is attached here.

A fully compliant application may take approximately 112 days to be processed.

The liquor licence is valid for twelve months. It is renewable on an annual basis

No, a temporary licence is not issued. You may not trade in liquor until your licence application has been approved, and this has been communicated with you.

​​​An application fee for a liquor licence is R1500.00​

An activation fee once the liquor licence is granted will differ depending on the type of licence applied for. A schedule of fees is attached below.

  • ​A liquor licence application may be lodged at the KZN Liquor Authority Head Office or District Office on a Friday, except declared public holidays.
  • Special event applications can only be lodged at the Liquor Authority Head Office, on any day.
  • Renewal applications can be lodged on any day.

E-mail applications are not allowed.

Any person who is not disqualified in terms of Section 40 of the KZN Liquor Licencing Act 06 of 2010. In general terms disqualified persons are:

  • A minor
  • Persons committed in terms of the Mental Health Act
  • An un-rehabilitated insolvent
  • Persons who have served a prison sentence without the option of a fine in the preceding ten years (The KZN Liquor Authority may make exception in certain cases
  • Persons convicted of a contravention of the Liquor Act, 1989 within three years immediately before the commencement of this Act
  • Persons convicted in terms of this Act, provided that the person will be disqualified from obtaining a licence or permit in the case of:
  1. a first offence, for a period of one year
  2. a second offence, for a period of two years
  3. a third offence, for a period of three years, calculated from the date of the sentence
  • Persons who have had his or her licence or permit cancelled in terms of this Act within a period of three years immediately before the lodgement of an application​
  • ​A licence is required for any person, who is selling. Manufacturing or distributing liquor.
  • A person trading without a licence is guilty of an offence and the South African Police Services may take steps to close down and confiscate the assets of the business.
  • A liquor licence makes the holder of the licence legally responsible as far as protecting the public interest is concerned.

Do the responsible thing,
apply for a liquor Licence