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.
Renewing a licence
Licences expire annually on 24 December. They must be renewed between the 5 October and 5 November. Late applications between the 6 November and 14 December are accepted subject to payment of an additional fee of £200.
To renew a liquor licence you must:
Liquor licence renewal form
- download and print the application form below (or collect one from Customer and Local Services, La Motte Street)
- fill in the form
- bring the form, the fee and your licence document to the Cashiers at Customer and Local Services, La Motte Street
Apply for a new licence
To apply for a liquor licence you must:
- download and print out the application form below (or collect one from Customer and Local Services at La Motte Street)
- fill in the form
- give the form and the fee to the Cashiers at Customer and Local Services, La Motte Street
Liquor licence application form
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If your application for a licence is refused or withdrawn, the fee will be refunded to you.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, Customer and Local Services at La Motte Street)
- 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.
Toilet requirements for licensed premises and places of refreshment document