Processing and enforcement fees

Licences to serve alcohol

Processing fees for our licences in July-December 2023:

  1. Alcohol serving licence for an indefinite period or for a fixed period EUR 1,365
  2. Alcohol serving licence for an indefinite period or for a fixed period EUR 950, if
    • the applicant does not have licensed premises
    • the applicant already has a valid alcohol serving licence or alcohol retail trade licence; or
    • the applicant applies for several alcohol serving licences at the same time, in which case the full fee is charged for one licence and the reduced fee is charged for each of the additional licences
  3. Alcohol serving licence for a fixed period EUR 950, if the duration of the licence is no more than 30 days and the licensed area has capacity for no more than 200 customers
  4. Licence for extended licensing hours EUR 710
  5. Notification of extended licensing hours EUR 475 (if the licence holder simultaneously applies for a licence for extended licensing hours for the same premises and submits a notification of extended licensing hours, a fee will only be charged for the licence for extended licensing hours)
  6. Application for changing the security steward requirement for extended licensing hours, when the application is processed or sent together with an application for, or notification of, extended licensing hours EUR 475
  7. Approval of licensed areas for functions and events EUR 950
  8. Notification of serving alcohol in approved licensed areas EUR 205, per function or event
  9. Licence for changing the licensed area EUR 475
  10. Notification of changing the licensed area EUR 205
  11. Notification of replacing the person(s) in charge EUR 475
  12. Notification of changes in ownership EUR 205
  13. Other alcohol serving licences EUR 475
  14. Alcohol retail trade licence EUR 475, if
    • the applicant already has a valid alcohol retail trade licence or alcohol serving licence
    • the applicant applies for an alcohol retail trade licence and an alcohol serving licence at the same time
    • the applicant applies for several alcohol retail trade licences at the same time, in which case the full fee is charged for one licence and the reduced fee is charged for each of the additional licences
  15. Decision on changing an alcohol serving licence or alcohol retail trade licence EUR 340.

If you cancel your application or notification before it has been fully processed, the processing fee is half of the fee that would otherwise have been charged.

The processing fees are fixed and binding. They are enforceable without a separate decision or judgment. The processing fee is invoiced by the Government Shared Services Centre for Finance and HR. 


Enforcement fees

Every year, we collect an enforcement fee from each person holding an alcohol serving licence valid for an indefinite period. The fee is charged for each location.

An enforcement fee is set for the previous calendar year’s purchases calculated as 100% alcohol as follows:

Volume of alcohol served per year

  • less than 100 litres: EUR 105.
  • more than 100 litres but less than 2,000 litres: EUR 210.
  • more than 2,000 litres but less than 10,000 litres: EUR 420.
  • 10,000 litres or more: EUR 790.

We charge an annual fee for enforcing extended licensing hours:

  • if licensing hours are extended to 04:00 on more than 180 days a year, the annual fee is EUR 760
  • otherwise the fee is EUR 380.

We invoice the enforcement fees for alcohol serving licence every calendar year no later than 30 April for licences that have been in force 1 April. We do not collect the fees for the first calendar year.

Retail trade licences

Processing fees for our licences in July-December 2023:

  • Alcohol retail trade licence EUR 950
  • Alcohol retail trade licence EUR 475, if
    • the applicant already has a valid alcohol retail trade licence or alcohol serving licence
    • the applicant applies for an alcohol retail trade licence and an alcohol serving licence at the same time
    • the applicant applies for several alcohol retail trade licences at the same time, in which case the full fee is charged for one licence and the reduced fee is charged for each of the additional licences
  • Other retail trade licence EUR 475
  • Decision on changing an alcohol serving licence or alcohol retail trade licence EUR 340
  • Approval of the location of an alcohol producer’s shop EUR 950
  • Approval of a collection point EUR 950
  • Confirmation of the regular route of an alcohol producer’s vehicle or vessel used as a mobile shop selling alcohol EUR 950
  • Notification of replacing the person(s) in charge EUR 475
  • Notification of changes in ownership EUR 205.

We invoice the enforcement fees for alcohol retail trade every calendar year no later than 30 April for licences that have been in force 1 April. We do not collect the fees for the first calendar year.

If you cancel your application or notification before it has been fully processed, the processing fee is half of the fee that would otherwise have been charged.

Our enforcement fees:

  • annual enforcement fee charged from each point of sale for retail sales EUR 200

  • annual enforcement fee charged from an alcohol producer for each shop EUR 380.

The processing fees are fixed and binding. They are enforceable without a separate decision or judgment. The processing fee is invoiced by the Government Shared Services Centre for Finance and HR.

We charge an annual enforcement fee from each retail shop selling alcohol.