Publican's Licence

First application for a Publican's Licence


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

You must submit your court certificate to the National Excise Licence Office along with the completed application form.

The application requires signature by:

  • the licensee, if a sole trader
  • one of the partners, if a partnership
  • or
  • the company secretary or a director of the company, in the case of an incorporated firm.

When Revenue has processed your application, we will issue you with a First Time Application Notice. This notice invites you to complete your application and pay for your licence.

All licensees require tax clearance and in certain cases a:

Revenue will automatically check your tax clearance status before issuing the licence.

Next: Renewal of a Publican's Licence