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Getting a Liquor Licence
Apart from the requirement of a valid liquor licence to legally sell liquor in Johannesburg, there are numerous other pieces of legislation and municipal by-laws with which a business owner or manager must comply in order to operate legally. It is very important that existing and prospective new business people who sell or plan on selling liquor are aware of the legal requirements, as failure to comply can and will result in fines, prosecution and/or the forced closure of the business. The City can even motivate for the suspension or withdrawal of a liquor licence for serious and serial offenders.

The following document provides a guideline for some of the key issues, as well as who in the City is responsible for enforcing them.​

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