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A Basic Guide for First-Time Applicants for a Liquor Sales Licence

Are you a business owner who is thinking of applying to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) for a Liquor Sales Licence? The AGCO has created this Guide to provide you with a basic overview of the major requirements for most Liquor Sales Licence applications and some of your responsibilities once your licence has been approved.

Please note that this Guide may not cover all of the requirements for your particular application and this Guide only provides a very preliminary overview of the duties and obligations involved in operating a business with a Liquor Sales Licence. Please consult the Liquor Licence Act (LLA) and its regulations to ensure that you understand all of the responsibilities and obligations that come with a Liquor Sales Licence.

You may also wish to consult with a legal advisor.

A comprehensive Liquor Sales Licence Guide is also available.

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