Liquor & Cannabis Licensing

 

What is the City’s role in Liquor and Cannabis Licensing?
Local governments do not make liquor licensing decisions. The Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) solely decide who will receive a license. However, the LCRB must consider specific community needs when reviewing a liquor license application. For some, but not all license application, the LCRB will ask local governments to provide resolution that considers factors such as the proposed location; noise impacts; and views of local residents. If you wish to apply for a liquor or cannabis license, contact the City about business license requirements; zoning and building bylaws; and health and fire regulations.
To confirm whether your license will require local government input, contact the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch.
What is the Process for Application?
The applicant will need to submit concurrent application with the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB). The following steps follow the general process for all applications with the City:
1. Applicant discusses proposal with City of Rossland staff and LCRB
2. Submit required application form and fees to the City
3. Submit LCRB Application to the City for signature
4. Concurrent Application Review by LCRB and City Staff
5. Advertising and Public Consultation
6. Council approve or deny the application and make recommendation to LCRB
What Criteria does the City consider when assessing applications?
The review of applications by City Staff and Council considers impacts to:
• Proximity to other social, recreational facilities or public buildings
• Occupant capacity and hours of liquor service
• Number and market focus of other liquor primary or cannabis retail licensed establishments within a reasonable distance of the proposed location
• Traffic, noise and parking
• Population density of the area
• Impact on the community if the application is approved
• Views of residents (feedback from public consultation)

What is the City’s role in Liquor and Cannabis Licensing?

Local governments do not make liquor licensing decisions. The Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) solely decide who will receive a license. However, the LCRB must consider specific community needs when reviewing a liquor license application. For some, but not all license application, the LCRB will ask local governments to provide resolution that considers factors such as the proposed location; noise impacts; and views of local residents. If you wish to apply for a liquor or cannabis license, contact the City about business license requirements; zoning and building bylaws; and health and fire regulations.To confirm whether your license will require local government input, contact the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch.

What is the Process for Application?

The applicant will need to submit concurrent application with the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB). The following steps follow the general process for all applications with the City:

1. Applicant discusses proposal with City of Rossland staff and LCRB

2. Applicant submits forms and pays fees via the LCRB online portal

3. Applicant submits City of Rossland Liquor and Cannabis License Application to the City

4. Concurrent Application Review by LCRB and City Staff

5. Advertising and Public Consultation

6. Council approve or deny the application and make recommendation to LCRB

 

What Criteria does the City consider when assessing applications?

The review of applications by City Staff and Council considers impacts to:

• Proximity to other social, recreational facilities or public buildings

• Occupant capacity and hours of liquor service

• Number and market focus of other liquor primary or cannabis retail licensed establishments within a reasonable distance of the proposed location

• Traffic, noise and parking

• Population density of the area

• Impact on the community if the application is approved

• Views of residents (feedback from public consultation)

 

The Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) has moved licensing to an online portal where you can apply for new licenses, renew existing licenses and manage your account.

If your application requires Local Government input please fill out the City of Rossland's Liquor and Cannabis License Application.