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Can I order my liquor right away?

You should contact the store that you want to buy your liquor from as soon as possible to make sure the liquor you want is available. You can purchase your liquor from any Liquor Mart, liquor vendor, specialty wine store, beer vendor or manufacturer with a retail endorsement licensed by the LGA.

Can I sell drink tickets in package deals (such as 1 drink ticket for $3, 5 drink tickets for $10, etc.) at my permit event?

Yes, as long as minimum drink prices are $2.25 per 28.4 ml (1 oz.) of spirits or liqueurs, 142 ml (5 oz.) of wine or 341 ml (12 oz.) of beer. You must provide written or posted information for your guests stating price and quantity of liquor per drink.

Can I sell tickets to my event at the door?

You can only sell tickets at the door to invited guests, with the exception of approved community or charitable events. For individual social occasion permit events such as socials, you should have a list of names at the front door of people who are planning on coming to the event but haven’t bought their tickets.

Can I raffle off liquor?

Yes, you can now legally raffle off liquor, including homemade beer or wine. However, it cannot be opened or consumed until the winner gets it home. There is no need to call it “perfume” anymore.

Can minors attend my event?

Minors can attend but they can’t purchase, handle, serve, sell or drink liquor. Check the identification of anyone who appears to be under the age of 25 to ensure all young-looking people are of legal drinking age (18 years or over). Click here to view all acceptable forms of identification.

Do I still have to serve food at my permit event?

Yes. You must have enough food available for all guests attending.

Can I sell and serve my homemade beer or wine?

No. Homemade beer or wine can’t be sold or served at social occasion permit events. You must have receipts/invoices in your possession during the event to confirm that all liquor served at the social occasion was purchased from a retail store (Liquor Mart, liquor vendor, specialty wine store, beer vendor or manufacturer with a retail endorsement) licensed by the LGA.

I am planning on selling liquor at my social occasion permit event. What’s the minimum/maximum price I can charge?

The minimum drink price you can charge is $2.25. You can set the selling price for liquor at your event at any price you want, as long as the price isn’t less than $2.25 per 28.4 ml (1 oz.) of spirits or liqueurs, 142 ml (5 oz.) of wine or 341 ml (12 oz.) of beer.