Publican's Licence

Court Certificate


The Waiver of Excise Duty on on-trade liquor licences will not be extended to renewals in 2022.

Revenue may only issue a new Publican’s Licence where the Court has granted a certificate to the applicant. Applicants do not need to produce a court certificate to Revenue at renewal stage unless:

  • there has been an objection to the renewal of the licence
  • the licence has lapsed for a full licensing year
  • the licence has been transferred to another trader during the licensing year
  • or
  • the mapped licensed area of the licensed premises has changed.

Revenue must receive all Court Certificates within 12 months of the date of issue. 

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