Selling alcohol and applying for a liquor licence
You must have a licence if you sell alcohol. It is an offence under Article 78(1) of the Licensing (Jersey) Law 1974 for a person to sell intoxicating liquor unless they hold a licence.
Who can apply for a licence
An individual, limited liability company, club or association can apply for a liquor licence.
Applying for a licence
To apply for a liquor licence you must:
- download and print out the application form below (or collect one from the Treasury at Cyril Le Marquand House)
- fill in the form
- give the form and the fee to the treasury cashiers
Download liquor licence application form (size 209kb)
Renewing a licence
If you already have a liquor licence, you can renew it by downloading and completing the renewal form below. Take the form and your current licence to the Treasury at Cyril Le Marquand House.
If your current licence expires on 24 December, you should submit your renewal application by 5 November. (If you submit your application after 5 November but before 14 December, there is an extra cost of £200 for each application.)
Download liquor licence renewal form (size 220kb)
Types of liquor licence
Licence fees and how to pay
The fee depends on the type of licence you apply for, and the date the (annual) licence expires.
Licence categories and expiry dates
If you want licences of different categories to apply to the same premises, you must pay a separate fee for each category of licence.
If a licence will expire within six months of its start date, the fee for the licence will be half of that shown in the table below.
When a fee may be refunded
If your application for a licence is refused or withdrawn, the fee will be refunded to you.
How to pay the licence fee
You can pay by:
- cash (at the treasury cashier office, Cyril le Marquand House)
- cheque (made payable to the Treasurer of the States)
When to apply for a licence
You can apply for a licence at any time of the year.
The licensing assembly meets in March, June, September and December. If you want your application to be heard at the next meeting, your application form needs to be returned to us no later than the fifth day of the month before the month when the licensing assembly meets. The deadlines are listed in the table below:
Where the fifth of the month falls on a weekend or a public holiday, you must make sure that the completed application form is delivered to us before close of business on the last working day before that date.
Toilet requirements in licensed premises
You must comply with toilet requirements if your establishment is a public house, licensed restaurant or place of refreshment.
Download toilet requirements for licensed premises and places of refreshment document (size 45kb)