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An application for a permit shall be submitted to the AGCO prior to the event. An applicant can apply for an SOP online by creating an iAGCO account. Through the iAGCO account, the applicant can check the status of the application and, once it is approved, print the permit.

SOP application fees are non-refundable. Please refer to the Schedule of Fees on the AGCO website for current SOP fees.

For indoor private events (i.e. events, with invited guests only, conducted without the intention of gain or profit from the sale of liquor), the application must be submitted 10 days prior to the event. 

For all other indoor events (i.e. public events including tailgate and industry promotional events), the application must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the event.

Municipal Notification

For outdoor events, the applicant must provide written notice to the local municipal clerk’s department, police, fire and health departments informing them of the event. If a tent, marquee, pavilion or tiered seating is used, the local building department should be notified in writing.

The timelines for applicants notifying local authorities are:

  • 30 days before the event or activity takes place, if fewer than 5,000 people are expected to attend; or

  • 60 days before the event or activity takes place if 5,000 or more people are expected to attend.

If the event or activity is to take place in an area under the control of the National Capital Commission, written notice to the Chair of the Commission is also required.

Copies of municipal notification letters will be required as part of the application.

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