Liquor (Off-Licence) Licence
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Documents To Accompany Application
In case of an individual applying for off licence
(a) Documentary proof to the satisfaction of the Authority that the applicant is the owner or lessee of the premises
In the case of an application for a bottler’s licence
(b) That the applicant has the necessary experience and finance to carry out the business.
(c) Where the premises is newly built or has been renovated planning approval and certificate to the effect that the premises comply with all planning requirements under the laws of Seychelles
(d) Certificate from the person in charge of the Fire Brigade that the premises comply with all the planning requirements relating to fire protection under the laws of Seychelles.
In the case of a firm
(e) Documents specified in paragraph 3 (a) for off licence and (b) and (c) which are applicable to the applicant for a bottler’s licence
(f) Documentary proof that the partners have the necessary experience and finance to carry on the Business
(g) A true copy of the certificate of registration of the firm
In the case of a corporate body
(h) A true copy of the certificate of incorporation and memorandum of association
(i) Documentary proof tot he satisfaction of the Authority that the applicant has in its employment persons having the necessary experience to carry on such a Business
(j) Documents specified in paragraph 3 (a) for liquor off licence and (b) (c) (d) applicable to an applicant for a bottler’s licence
To comply with the licences (liquor and outdoor entertainment) regulations, 1998 including the following:
1. Not to allow any liquor to be consumed on the shop premises including the precinct.
2. Liquor shall be sold during the following times only:
– Monday to thursday from 11:30am to 9:00pm
– Friday from 11:30 am to 11:00pm
– Saturday from 08:30am to 11:00pm
– sunday from 08:30am to 9:00pm
* All public holidays shall be treated as sundays, except on consecutive public holidays where the hours of sale on the day preceding the last public holiday shall be 8: 30am to 11:00pm *
3. Where a person in a licenced premises is found in possession of liquor outside the hours of sale set out in 2 above it shall be presumed, until the contrary is proved, that the liquor had been sold and delivered to that person by and with the knowledge of the licencee.
To display this licence at a conspicuous place on the business premises specified in the licence.
‘’Once issued, licence fee is non-refundable’’.
The holder of a licence, his servant or agent shall not:-
a. Employ or allow a person under the age of 18 years, or a person who has been convicted of an Offence under the Act or other written law at any time in force regulating or controlling the sale of liquor, to sell, or control or supervise the sale of liquor to have the custody or control of liquor on the premises specified in the licence.
b. Sell or deliver liquor, cigarettes or tobacco products to, or allow liquor to be consumed or cigarettes or any tobacco products to be used by any person under the age of 18 years on the premises.
c. Sell liquor to a person already in a state of intoxication.
d. Encourage or incite, by means whatsoever, a person who is already in a state of intoxication to drink liquor on the premises specified in the licence.
e. Permit any drunkenness, violence, drug abuse or any quarrelsome or riotous conduct of any kind to take place on the premises specified in the licence.
f. keep open the premises specified in the licence for the sale of liquor or sell or expose for sale any liquor during any time when the licence holder is not authorized under the licence to sell liquor.
g. Adulterate any liquor, which the licence holder intends to sell, or have in the licence holder’s possession adulterated liquor.
h. Operate or use the premises for any purpose other than the purpose for which it is licensed.
- The Authority shall require the license holder to affix a notice in a conspicuous place on which can be provided by the Authority, on his or her premises and which clearly state that no liquor and cigarettes or tobacco products should be sold or delivered to persons under the age of 18 years or allowed liquor to be consumed or cigarette or any tobacco products to be used by any persons under the age of 18.
- The holder of an off-licence or his servant shall not permit the consumption of liquor on the premises. Where a person is found consuming liquor on the premises it shall be presumed, unless proved otherwise by the licensee, that the liquor was sold by him or his servant to be consumed on the premises, and a person who is found on such licensed premises with a container including a bottle or can which has been opened shall be presumed to be consuming liquor.