New Liquor Licence Cost

How much does a new liquor licence cost?

This is perhaps the most common question that gets posed to us at Leon Slotow Attorneys as we are the leaders in Liquor Licence Applications in South Africa. The simple answer to this question is: between R15 000 and R25 000.

The more complicated answer is that depending on a number of factors, the price of the application can vary. This includes the readiness of your premises for the application, the status of the members of your CC or company and whether or not you have the relevant documents at your disposal.

Since LSA has an employee at the Gauteng Liquor Board every working day, we are well aware of these criteria and what you have outstanding. For a more detailed answer to this question, please contact Leon directly on 011-887-2595 to set up a meeting.

For a more detailed breakdown of the costs of the various applications associated with owning and maintaining a Liquor Licence, please visit this page.

  • Posted by Joey June 20, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    Am not sure how much I could get for my liquor licence; the store in existence for over 40years; also let me know transfer fees

    • Posted by admin In reply to Joey April 18, 2016 at 4:26 pm

      Hi Joey, Apologies for the delay. Did you land up selling your license successfully?

  • Posted by Theon October 19, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Please tell me how much does a licence cost for a tavern. Thanx

    • Posted by admin In reply to Theon April 18, 2016 at 4:27 pm

      Hi, Unfortunately we do not do tavern applications as the zoning in the area is generally not correct and we cannot guarantee our clients success.

  • Posted by Shimane Malevu March 16, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Hi, me and business partner have a liquor permit and we need to convert to a bottle store licence amd change the addresss since bottle store will be at a different adress. Kindly also advice as to the costs. Regards. Shimane

  • Posted by Shimane Malevu March 16, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Hi, I need to convert a liqour permit to a bottle store liquour licence or new application for bottle store. How much are the different costs. My telephone is 076 352 2363. SHIMANE

    • Posted by admin In reply to Shimane Malevu April 18, 2016 at 4:26 pm

      Hi Shimane, The best thing is to please send us your zoning information. This will allow us to know if we can apply for a bottle store. Please email to info at

  • Posted by Lindokuhle precious June 22, 2017 at 7:53 am

    Hi, I would like to know how much is 24 hour liquor license


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