Liquor Licence

In coordination with the Town of Grimsby, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) grants approval for liquor licence applications. Liquor licences are subject to a number of conditions, such as a fire inspection, health inspection and building inspection. Your application may be subject to additional fees, which will be determined by the department in question.

Liquor licences are available for:

  • Permanent establishments 
  • Temporary Extensions of permanent licences
  • Special Occasion Permits including Municipal Significance

 

 Permanent Establishments - New Licence or Licence Extension
 

If you are seeking a new liquor licence for a permanent establishment in the Town of Grimsby, or you wish to extend the bounds of your licence permanently, you must complete the following steps and review the following requirements:

 Temporary Extensions
 

The AGCO gives consent for those with existing licences to temporarily extend the physical boundaries of their liquor licences. This includes extending licensed areas to adjacent areas for special events or occasions. 

  • Apply to the AGCO for a Temporary Extension
  • Provide a letter to the Clerks department at Town Hall, detailing the event that is taking place, along with a detailed layout/site plan that includes any tents and tent sizes. Your letter must include the date, time and location of the event, in addition to details of any propane tanks being used or vendors attending.
  • Tents of a specific size require a Tent Permit/Building Permit.
  • Contact Grimsby Fire DepartmentNiagara Region Public Health and Niagara Regional Police Services in accordance with AGCO requirements
  • Allow the Town 30 days for processing the Temporary Extension on top of any AGCO timelines

 

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 Special Occasion Permits
 

The AGCO gives consent for Special Occasion Permits. This permit is required if you wish to sell alcoholic beverages anywhere other than in a licensed establishment (such as a bar or restaurant) or a private place (such as a private office or home).

To obtain the permit, you must complete the following steps and review the following requirements:

  • Apply to the AGCO for a Special Occasion Permit
  • Provide a letter to the Clerks department at Town Hall, detailing the event that is taking place, along with a detailed layout/site plan that includes any tents and tent sizes. Your letter must include the date, time and location of the event, in addition to details of any propane tanks being used or vendors attending.
  • Tents of a specific size require a Tent Permit/Building Permit.
  • Contact Grimsby Fire DepartmentNiagara Region Public Health and Niagara Regional Police Services in accordance with AGCO requirements
  • Allow the Town 30 days for processing the Special Occasion Permit on top of any AGCO timelines

 

Our staff will:

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