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.
You will pick up your social occasion permit at a Liquor Mart, liquor vendor or specialty wine store. You will be asked on your social occasion permit application to specify which location you will be picking up our social occasion permit. Your chosen location will receive your social occasion permit once we approve it.
You can have a raffle at social occasion permit events, as long as you have a licence from us for the raffle. For more information on raffles, please click here.
If you’re bringing liquor into a venue, you need a social occasion permit. If the venue is providing the liquor, your event will fall under the venue’s liquor licence and you will not require a social occasion permit. You should discuss liquor requirements with your venue before filling out a social occasion permit application.
If you’re having your event on your private residential property, you don’t need a permit as long as you’re not selling liquor.
If you’re at least 18 years old, you can apply for a social occasion permit for yourself or on behalf of an organization.
Submitting an application doesn’t mean your application will be approved. We will review your application to make sure you’re eligible.
If you need help determining what type of social occasion permit you need for your event, contact us at 204‑474‑5666, toll-free at 1-888-898-6522 or permit@LGAmanitoba.ca.
You can hold your event at a banquet hall or public room. Click here for a list of approved venues in Manitoba. If you have a location in mind that isn’t on this list, please enter the location details on your social occasion permit application and we’ll review your request.
Yes, you can sell arm’s length tickets as long as each ticket costs no more than $2. If you sell an arm’s length of tickets for $10 and the buyer gets 20 tickets, that’s $0.50 per ticket, which is fine.
The social occasion permit application combines the liquor permit and raffle application – this for an event where liquor will be sold or served by the permit holder. The social occasion raffle application is only for a licence to have a raffle at an event and does not permit the individual to sell or serve liquor.