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Madhya Pradesh Liquor License

Madhya Pradesh Liquor License

Madhya Pradesh Liquor License

A liquor license is a permit given by the excise department of the respective state to sell alcoholic beverages at a particular place. The state government has formed various rules and regulations under the Madhya Pradesh Excise Act, making it mandatory to acquire a liquor license for restaurants, hotels, clubs etc. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining a Madhya Pradesh Liquor License in detail.

Need for Liquor License

An individual is required to obtain a liquor license for the following reasons as explained below:

  • A liquor license is needed to avoid the unlawful sale of liquor in a particular state.
  • A liquor license is necessary to regulate the sale of liquor to maintain health in the country.
  • It is illegal for any individual to manufacture, dispense or sell intoxicating alcohol without a state license granted by the state supervisor of the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control.

Types of Liquor License

The following are required to obtain a liquor license in Madhya Pradesh.

The Government of Madhya Pradesh issues more than twenty-five types of license for distillery, bottling units, breweries, wholesaler of Foreign Liquor, for sale and manufacture of intoxicants items for taking prescribed annual license fee as follows:


S.No Types of License Purpose Population of Town/City/District Annual License Fee
1. FL-1B Shop- Bar License Nil 2% of the annual value  of FL-1 Shop.
2. FL-2 Restaurant Bar License

Gwalior, Bhopal, Indore, Sager, Jabalpur, Ujjain and Reva.

Kanha Kisali, Pench, Mukki, Bandhvgarh, Pachmarhi and Mandu





Rs. 2,20,000

2.a FL-2 CRUZE Boat in Bhopal Lake Rs.170000
3. FL-3 Hotel Bar License

From 50,000 to 1 Lakhs

From 1 Lakhs to 3 Lakhs.

From 3 Lakhs to 5 Lakhs.

From 5 Lakhs to 10 Lakhs.

Above 10 Lakhs.

Rs. 5,30,000

Rs. 6,40,000


Rs. 7,50,000


Rs. 8,60,000


Rs. 10,60,000

4. FL-3A Resort Bar License Nil Rs. 5,30,000
5. FL-4 Club License Nil Rs. 80,000
6. FL-4A Commercial Club License

Gwalior, Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur Urban Area and Rural Area and Other districts Urban Area.

Rural Area.

Rs. 4,80,000




Rs. 2,40,000

7. FL-5 Occasional License

Commercial Purpose.

Other Purpose.

Rs. 2000

Rs. 1000

8. FL-6 Military Canteen Wholesale License Nil Rs.10,000
9. FL-7 Military Canteen Retail License Nil Rs. 1,000
10. FL-8 Military Club License Nil Rs. 1,000
11.  FL-9 Bottling License Nil Rs. 6,90,000
12. FL-9A Sprit Bottling License under Franchise System Nil Rs. 1,15,000
13. FL-10A Outside Manufacturers Central Godown License (Sprit , Beer and Wine) Nil Nil
14. FL-10B Outside India Manufacturers Central Godown License (Sprit , Beer and Wine) Nil Nil
15. D-1 License to Manufacturer Sprit in Distillery Nil Rs.9,20,000
16. B-3

License for Brewery.

License for Winery.



Rs. 9,20,000



Rs. 10,000

17. CS-1 License for Wholesale Supply of Country Liquor Nil Rs. 1,50,000
18. CS-1A License for Export of Country Sprit Nil Rs. 1,50,000
19. CS-1B License for Country Sprit Bottling Nil Rs. 2,00,000
20. DS-1 License for Wholesale of Denatured Sprit Nil Rs. 1,000
21. DS-2 License for retail sale of Denatured Sprit Nil Rs.200
22. DS-3 License for possession of Denatured Sprit for Industrial and Scientific Purpose Nil Rs.100
23. DS-4 S Special License for Druggist Nil Rs.100
24. . RS-1 License for possession of Rectified Sprit for manufacture of basic drugs Nil Rs.100
25. RS-2A License for possession of Rectified Sprit for manufacture of basic drugs Nil Rs.100
26. PS-III Retail Poppy Straw License Nil Rs. 3,00,000

Documents Required

The required documents are to be furnished along with the application form.

  • Application form addressed to the Excise & Taxation Officer (Excise)
  • Proof of Age (should be more than 25 years of age)
  • Proof of Residence (copy of Driving License, Ration Card, Voter Card, Passport etc.)
  • Aadhaar Card.
  • NOC from the fire department
  • NOC from the municipal corporation
  • Photograph of the applicant.

Application Procedure for Liquor License

To apply for Madhya Pradesh Liquor License, follow the steps specified below.

Approach Excise Department

Step 1: The applicant has to approach the office of the designated officer of the excise department to collect the application form for a liquor license.

Complete the Details

Step 2: Fill the application with required details and attach the prescribed documents.

Submit the Application Form

Step 3: Submit the duly filled application form with all the documents to the Excise & Taxation Officer at the same office.

Make the Payment

Step 4: Upon submission of application, the applicant needs to make payment by generating a challan.

Message on Payment

Step 5: Once the challan is submitted and payment is made, the applicant will get an intimation on the registered mobile number and email ID about the successful payment.

Issuance of Liquor License

Step 6: After verification/ inspection of the documents, the fire license will be issued to the applicant.

Processing Time

The entire process of granting a liquor license will be completed within one day from the date of application.

Liquor License Renewal

The Madhya Pradesh government has permitted the liquor license validity only for either three or five years, therefore it has to be renewed after the validity period. The existing hotels and restaurants for renewal are supposed to produce architectural drawings and photographs every year. Additionally, the documents prescribed for renewal should be submitted and the power of renewal of the liquor license will lie with the Excise Commissioner by remitting the following amount payable for renewal.


If an individual possesses any intoxicant or transports, manufacturers, without holding a Liquor license will be punishable with imprisonment for a term of more than six months or with fine extending to one thousand rupees, or with both.