The AGCO administers liquor licences for different establishments and functions in the province of Ontario
Permits the authorized manufacturer to sell products like beer, wine or spirits to the LCBO which arranges the distribution and sale throughout Ontario.
Other licences permit a representative to represent a manufacturer.
Contact us for help with your Manufacturer Licence
Permits a licence holder to consume alcohol for a one-time event.
Certain advertising and for-profit rules apply.
Licences are predominantly issued for a two or four-year period and carries a respective fee for each.
Renewal notices are sent sixty days prior to the licence expiration.
Other licences or endorsements exist under each licence category – like the new Tailgate licence under Special Occasions.
Licences are issued once all municipal and in certain cases – federal – obligations are met.
A Liquor Licence comes with great responsibility and accountability
Protect your legal-age customers from alcohol overindulgence – it is your right to refuse the sale of additional alcoholic beverages to an intoxicated patron.
Comply with AGCO Inspectors and Police Officer inspections.
Kindly turn away intoxicated persons from entering your premises.
Ensure your staff is trained and certified to serve alcohol.
…and many more.
Theirs is to ensure you are protecting your customers from alcohol overindulgence through inspection of your premise, liquor acquisition and financial operations; identifying underaged patrons, among others.
Inspections can be conducted by either an AGCO Inspector or Police Officer to ensure compliance with the Liquor Licence Act (LLA).
Can recommend and/or lay charges in violation of the Liquor Licence Act (LLA).
Each licence comes with its own set of responsibilities and accountabilities.
It is pertinent that you understand all materials available for you by the AGCO and to become familiar with the Liquor Licence and Liquor Control Acts.
If you’re unsure of your obligations – then contact us for assistance, no commitment necessary.