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The “StayHomeSafe” telephone hotline (1833 019) of the Home Affairs Department renders support and assistance to persons under the “StayHomeSafe” Scheme. Its service hours are from 7am to 11pm daily.

We remind you to stay vigilant to fraudulent phone calls and correspondence claiming to be from our office. We will not normally make calls to members of the public through the hotline. We will not make phone calls or write to members of the public to ask them to provide personal information or make any payment. As our hotline is operated by a central telephone system, the hotline number 2835 2500 will not be displayed. If you have any doubt, please contact our staff for verification or please call the Hong Kong Police Anti-Deception Coordination Centre 24-hour Anti-Scam Helpline 18222 for enquiry. For details, please browse the following press releases –

Press release dated 8 October 2019

Press release dated 26 July 2019

Press release dated 28 April 2017

Press release dated 5 April 2017

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Office of the Licensing Authority

Introduction

The Office of the Licensing Authority under the Home Affairs Department is responsible for administering the Miscellaneous Licences Ordinance (Cap.114), Gambling Ordinance (Cap.148), Hotel and Guesthouse Accommodation Ordinance (Cap.349), Clubs (Safety of Premises) Ordinance (Cap.376), Amusement Game Centres Ordinance (Cap.435), Bedspace Apartments Ordinance (Cap.447) and Karaoke Establishments Ordinance (Cap.573).

For comments on our service, general enquiries and report on illegal operations, please contact us by the following ways –

Telephone No. Fax No. Address
Enquiries about licensing of hotels and guesthouse, bedspace apartments, karaoke establishments and clubs (852) 2881 7034 (852) 2894 8343 10th Floor, 14 Taikoo Wan Road, Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong
Report on illegal operations of hotels and guesthouse, bedspace apartments, karaoke establishments and clubs (852) 2881 7498 (852) 2504 5805
Enquiries about amusement game centre licence and amusements with prizes licence (852) 2116 5230 (852) 2511 3860 Rooms 2503-05, 25/F, AIA Tower, 183 Electric Road, North Point, Hong Kong
Enquiries about lottery licence (852) 3521 1496 / (852) 2117 3798
Enquiries about mahjong/tin kau licence (852) 2117 3798
Enquiries about public dance hall licence and tombola licence (852) 2117 3982
Enquiries about Trade Promotion Competition Licence (852) 3521 1496 / (852) 2117 3798
Enquiries about licensing of hotels and guesthouse, bedspace apartments, karaoke establishments and clubs
Telephone No.
(852) 2881 7034
Fax No.
(852) 2894 8343
Address
10th Floor, 14 Taikoo Wan Road, Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong
Telephone No.
(852) 2881 7498
Fax No.
(852) 2504 5805
Address
10th Floor, 14 Taikoo Wan Road, Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong
Enquiries about amusement game centre licence and amusements with prizes licence
Telephone No.
(852) 2116 5230
Fax No.
(852) 2511 3860
Address
Rooms 2503-05, 25/F, AIA Tower, 183 Electric Road, North Point, Hong Kong
Enquiries about lottery licence
Telephone No.
(852) 3521 1496 / (852) 2117 3798
Fax No.
(852) 2511 3860
Address
Rooms 2503-05, 25/F, AIA Tower, 183 Electric Road, North Point, Hong Kong
Enquiries about mahjong/tin kau licence
Telephone No.
(852) 2117 3798
Fax No.
(852) 2511 3860
Address
Rooms 2503-05, 25/F, AIA Tower, 183 Electric Road, North Point, Hong Kong
Enquiries about public dance hall licence and tombola licence
Telephone No.
(852) 2117 3982
Fax No.
(852) 2511 3860
Address
Rooms 2503-05, 25/F, AIA Tower, 183 Electric Road, North Point, Hong Kong
Enquiries about Trade Promotion Competition Licence
Telephone No.
(852) 3521 1496 / (852) 2117 3798
Fax No.
(852) 2511 3860
Address
Rooms 2503-05, 25/F, AIA Tower, 183 Electric Road, North Point, Hong Kong

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