Friday 14 August, 2020

Liquor licence holders require a trade and business licence

Liquor licence holders require a trade and business licence.

The Department of Commerce of Investment wishes to advise current holders of liquor licences, without a trade and business licence, to submit an application to the Trade and Business Licensing Board before August 31, 2020.

Effective October 1, 2020, all liquor licence holders are required to have a valid trade and business licence along with a liquor licence to sell and distribute intoxicating liquor.

This is pursuant to the Liquor Licensing Law, which was revised in 2016. Included in the changes was the requirement for a liquor licence holder to obtain a valid trade and business licence prior to holding a liquor licence.  When the law came into effect in 2016, holders of valid liquor licences were given an exemption for a transitional period.

This exemption expires September 2020.

Members of the public can contact the Department of Commerce and Investment for trade and business licensing information at 345-945-0934 or via email info@dci.gov.ky.

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