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Kerala - Obtain a Liquor Posession Permit

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  1. In order to stock more than the prescribed quantity/amount of liquor for personal consumption, applicant has to apply for liquor possession permit with the State Excise Department.
  2. Link for contact details : link
  3. Go to the license issuing authority to do the preliminary round of discussion for your need. Once the details (any updated changes in government policy) are clarified, please arrange all the requirements.
  4. An application form for liquor possession permit can be obtained from respective office on your visit Or can be a written one.
  5. Applicant shall apply to the issuing authority with completed application form along with required document and fees.
  6. Once the application is received, authorities will verify the details and provide applicant with receipt. Keep it safe for future transaction. Authorities will inform about the successive steps.
  7. After all the formalities are successful, applicant will be informed to collect the permit. Collect the permit from the authorities.
Note: Grant or rejection of permission is sole discretion of authorities.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Application form.
  • ID proof (Passport / Voter ID / PAN Card / Driving Licence)
  • Residence proof (Passport / Voter ID / PAN Card / Driving Licence)
  • Age proof
  • Supporting document from statutory body
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Notary attested Affidavit.
  • Passport size photograph.
  • Copy of Income tax.
  • Contact number

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Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Excise Commissioner,
Excise Department of Kerala,
Contact No: 0471 2335568/ 9400069400.
Mail: [email protected]
Link for details: link



  • In case of individual,
    • Above the age of 21 years.
    • who is a citizen of India or a Person of Indian Origin (P.I.O.)
  • a firm
  • a company
  • a society.
  • The permit holder shall not use liquor except for personal consumption.
  • Liquor should be obtained from an authorized dealer or hotel.


For fee details use the following link :


  • Valid for a year and need to be renewed annually by making required payment as required.
  • If the permit is granted for lifetime, then renewal will be done as per requirement.

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Processing time varies from 3 days to 10 days based on the requirement.

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The Excise & Taxation Department is a revenue department and it is in charge of issuing Liquor Possession Permits.

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