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Nagpur - Apply for Liquor Shop or Sale License (Permit)

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This procedure explains various ways to Apply for Liquor Shop or Sale License (Permit) in Nagpur.

  • 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.
  • Based on the requirement or as per department decision, invitation to apply for a liquor shop will be announced for a particular region too. Those who are eligible shall make application in the prescribed format.

Apply In-Person:

  1. Please approach concerned Assistant Commissioner of Prohibition and Excise appointed for each district.
  2. Link for contact details : Contact link AND link2
  3. Go to the license issuing authority of your area to do the preliminary round of discussion to obtain the license. If the area proposed is accepted, then the applicant can arrange finance requirement and all other mandatory requirements to apply.
  4. Applicant shall collect the application form from the authority or write as advised.
  5. Link for application form : link please download applicable form.
  6. 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.
  7. Submitted application will be verified by the authorities. If all are in place submitted application will be accepted.
  8. Applicant will be provided with receipt for submission of application. Please keep it safe for future reference. Authorities will inform about the successive steps.
  9. This application will be processed further by the department.
  10. Applicant gets intimation from the department about the application progress. Follow the notification.
  11. There will be inspection cum verification process from the department authorities/respective police department / police station on a scheduled date.
  12. The premises will be inspected by the concerned authorities and documents in original will be verified and security deposit if applicable will be advised to pay.
  13. This application along with inspection/verification report will be submitted to the issuing authority concerned.
  14. Based on the advice and report the rest of the process will be completed.
  15. Post verification, a notice shall be posted by the concerned state authority on your personal or business address, declaring your name and the license details.
  16. The notice so displayed shall be open for any objections raised by the local people, which will be communicated to the concerned department.
  17. In case an objection is raised, applicant will be given a right to defend themselves. In case, no objections are raised, the authority will review the application and grant you the Liquor License.
  18. The status, viz. Approval or Rejection if any will be conveyed to the applicant through an SMS.
  19. If approved, the certificate will be issued as per applicable norms.

  • If required Collector with previous sanction of Excise Commissioner will sanction the permit.
  • 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
  • A certificate of registration of your eating house permit (issued by the DCP).
  • A No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the state Fire Service departments.
  • A NOC from the local Municipal Corporation.
  • 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.
  • A certificate that validates the completion of the restaurant or the hotel building.
  • Trade license from the local authority in your town or city
  • MOA and AOA copy in case of companies
  • Document of proof regarding applicant being an Income Tax assessment and Sale Tax assessment.
  • Identity proof as well as address proof of the applicant.
  • 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
  • Applicants Photo

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]

State Excise Commissionerate, Maharashtra,
The Old Custom House, 2nd Floor, Fort,
Horniman Circle, Mumbai, 400001
Ph : 022 – 22660152
For contact details : online link


  • In case of individual,
    • Above the age of 21 years or as per state norms.
    • Who is a citizen of India or a Person of Indian Origin (P.I.O.)
  • a firm
  • a company
  • a society.

  • The license holder shall not use liquor except for the purpose mentioned.
  • Liquor should be obtained from an authorised dealer.


  • Applicant should pay License fee, Application fee, Annual privilege 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]


Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

60 to 90 working days.

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

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the applicant
  • Address of the applicant
  • Father's Name
  • email ID
  • Mobile number

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.

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.

External Links[edit]

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