Licensing of Hotels and Guesthouses, Clubs, Bedspace Apartments and Karaoke Establishments
The policy objective of Home Affairs Bureau is to regulate fire and building safety of hotels and guesthouses, club-houses, bedspace apartments and karaoke establishments through implementation of statutory licensing schemes.
The Hotel and Guesthouse Accommodation Ordinance (Cap. 349), Clubs (Safety of Premises) Ordinance (Cap. 376), Bedspace Apartments Ordinance (Cap. 447) and Karaoke Establishments Ordinance, (Cap. 573) provide for statutory licensing schemes to regulate fire and building safety of hotels and guesthouses, club-houses, bedspace apartments and karaoke establishments respectively. Licences, certificates of compliance or permits will be issued or renewed to those meeting the statutory safety standards in respect of fire safety, building safety, health and hygiene.
of the Licensing Authority of Home
Affairs Department is responsible for the enforcement
of the four Ordinances.
Any person who is aggrieved by a decision of the licensing authority (i.e. the Secretary for Home Affairs) in respect of the licensing matter of hotels/guesthouses, club-houses and bedspace apartments may appeal to the Appeal
Board (Hotel and Guesthouse Accommodation), Appeal
Board (Clubs (Safety of Premises)) and Appeal
Board (Bedspace Apartments) respectively. Membership of the three Appeal Boards is identical as follows -
Mr CHAN Wing-ho
Mr CHAIN Siao-liang, Christopher
Dr CHEN Xiao-feng
Mr CHOI Siu-fung, Benjamin
Ms CHOW Kin-tak, Alice
Ms KAM Heung-wah
Miss LEUNG Wun-man, Emba
Mr LI Sai-lung
Ms LO Fung-yee, Daphne
Ir TANG Ming-sum, Michelle
Mr TSE Wing-ho, Jeremy
Ms WONG Hoi-yan
Mr WONG Lap-wai
Ms WONG Pak-yan, Annie
Mr YIM Siu-chung
Mr YIP Tik-bun, Micky
On the licensing matter of karaoke establishments, any person who is aggrieved by a decision of the licensing authority may appeal to the Administrative Appeals Board.