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Vellore - Renew Liquor Shop or Sale License (Permit)

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This procedure explains various ways to Renew Liquor Shop or Sale License (Permit) in Vellore.

  • In India liquor license in mandatory for selling alcohol. In general, liquor stores, pubs, clubs, discos, bars, hotels, and restaurants own a license to sell alcohol.
  • A license need to be renewed for the year before the lapse of validity.

Apply In-Person:

  1. Application for renewal of license should be made to The Commissioner of Excise through the office in charge of respective area excise department office.
  2. Link for contact details : Commisionerate of Excise
  3. Applicant shall collect the application form from the authority or write as advised.
  4. Link for application form : link refer page number 67
  5. Complete the application form. Attach all mandatory documents as per our required document section. Submit this set to the receiving authority along with applicable fees.
  6. Submitted application will be verified by the authorities. If all are in place submitted application will be accepted.
  7. Applicant will be provided with receipt for submission of application. Please keep it safe for future reference. Authorities will inform about the successive steps.
  8. This application will be processed further by the department.
  9. The renewal process varies with class and use of license. As per applicants class and type the set of action to renew license will be carried out.
  10. Please follow the guidelines of the department to renew the license.
  11. The status, viz. Approval or Rejection if any will be conveyed to the applicant through an SMS.
  12. If approved, the certificate will be renewed as per applicable norms.

  • Renewal or rejection of permission is sole discretion of authorities.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Application form.
  • Valid liquor license which is due for renewal
  • ID proof (Passport / Voter ID / PAN Card / Driving Licence)
  • Residence proof (Passport / Voter ID / PAN Card / Driving Licence)
  • Age proof
  • A certificate of registration of your eating house permit (issued by the competent authority) as per requirement.
  • List of the names of directors of the company.
  • Proof about the legal status of the restaurant- whether it is a company, a partnership firm or another type of organization.
  • Proof that the restaurant is in legal possession of the plot it is on as per requirement.
  • Income Tax returns.
  • An affidavit stating that the person applying has no history of a criminal record or pending dues to the government.
  • Aadhar Card

Self-attested copy of the applicable documents should be attached
Apart from the above listed documents, authorities may ask for additional information or document. Please provide them for smooth processing.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Commissionerate of Prohibition and Excise
Kadaperi, Tambaram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu – 600075.
Phone: 25671427
Email: [email protected]
Link for contact information: Link

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  • A valid license holder
  • Renewal can be applied before thirty days from the date of expiry


  • Applicant should pay the required renewal fee as per state norms.
  • Charges are not same in all states of India.
  • Please pay as per the department amendment. Authorities while applying will guide in brief.


  • Valid for the financial year beginning from the 1st of April or the date of issue of the licence and ending with the 31st of March or as specified on the permit.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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  • The Excise Department is in charge of issuing Liquor license.
  • It is important to have a thorough knowledge of the updated liquor laws prevailing in your state before renewing liquor license.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the applicant
  • Address of the applicant
  • License details
  • email ID
  • Mobile number

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Need for the Document[edit]

  • The liquor selling establishments are required to hold a license to sell alcohol, otherwise, the selling of alcohol is illegal and prohibited until registration for a liquor license is done. So, such license need to be renewed before it lapses.

Information which might help[edit]

  • No liquor shall be exported outside the State except by the holder of a licence in prescribed form and in accordance with the applicable provisions.
  • No shop shall be established within a distance of one hundred and fifty metres from any educational institutions or place of worship

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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