Welcome to the website of the Liquor Licensing Board.
The Liquor Licensing Board is established in accordance with the Dutiable Commodities (Liquor) Regulations, Cap. 109B as an independent statutory body to consider the applications for liquor licences and club liquor licences. In 2012, there were some 6,217 restaurants, pubs, bars and clubs licensed to sell or supply liquor for consumption on the premises.
In considering liquor licence applications, the Liquor Licensing Board adopts an open, transparent and fair approach and aims to balance the interests of commercial activities and the lifestyles of the locality. A liquor licence will be granted only when we are satisfied that the applicant is a fit and proper person to hold the licence, the premises are suitable for selling liquor having regard to its location, structure, fire safety and hygienic conditions and, in all circumstances, the grant of the licence is not contrary to the public interest. We value very much the views of local residents and law-enforcement agencies.
The website provides information about the Liquor Licensing Board and the procedures for applying liquor licences. We welcome any suggestions to enhance our services.
With your valuable support, the Liquor Licensing Board would endeavour to serve our community in the work that we do.
YAU How-boa, Stephen, BBS, MH, JP
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