A letter of intent is one of the most important parts of a BC primary liquor license application. The letter describes the purpose of a proposed business and must include detailed descriptions of many aspects of the operation. The letter of intent is submitted to the local government (municipality or First Nations) where the business will be located before the BC primary liquor license application is submitted to the BC Liquor & Cannabis Regulation Branch (BCLCRB).
Once the municipality has provided a resolution – an approval, denial, or commentary (sometimes requiring the applicant to take other steps to satisfy the local government) – the liquor license application may be submitted to the BCLCRB.
The following must be included in the liquor license application package:
In the letter of intent, you must include:
Because BC liquor license applications become public documents when submitted to local government, there are a few floating around on the internet. Looking at a BC primary liquor license application that has been approved by local government provides some insight. Not only do you see a good example of a letter of intent, you also see exactly how the local government is involved, including a description of any input from the public after a public notice.
View a sample letter of intent for a Richmond BC Karaoke bar included in an application that was subsequently approved by Richmond City Council. See Attachment 1 on page 5 of the PDF.
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