A renewal notice and application form will be mailed to licensees by the AGCO, as a courtesy, 60 days prior to the expiry date shown on the licence. The licensee must return the completed renewal form and the appropriate alcohol licensing fees payable to the Minister of Finance, prior to the expiry date. It is your responsibility to renew your licence. Failure to file the renewal application and fee prior to the expiry date means that you cannot deliver liquor until you have applied for and received a new licence.
Renewed licences are valid for 3 years.
If you wish to renew your licence, please complete the forms below and submit them and all other required documentation as directed on the application form and guide.
All liquor delivery service licences are issued to individuals, business partnerships or corporations. The owner, as licensed with the AGCO, is responsible for the ongoing operation of the licence.
Changes in ownership (commonly referred to as licence transfers) must be approved by the AGCO. An application must be submitted for approval before the change is made.
The filing requirements will vary based on the type of change:
90-Day Carry Over
A 90-Day Carry Over allows a transfer applicant to operate a liquor delivery service until: a licence is issued in the new owner´s name, the 90 days are up, the licence expires, or the AGCO refuses the transfer, whichever comes first.
During the 90-day period, both the current liquor delivery service licence holder and the transfer applicant are responsible for the delivery of liquor to residences in accordance with the Liquor Licence Act and regulations.
The 90-Day Carry Over agreement must be submitted to the AGCO with the transfer application, together with appropriate alcohol licensing fees.
Ownership Change (Transfer)
A transfer application must be submitted if:
- A liquor delivery service with a licence is purchased and the licensee consents to transferring the licence;
- A current owner takes on a new partner;
- All the shares of a corporation that holds an active licence are purchased by another party;
- There is a change in the corporate structure, resulting in a person or corporation gaining 10% or more of the shares;
- The will of a deceased licensee is being probated and the licensed delivery service will be operated by the beneficiary;
- An individual or a partnership decides to incorporate and become a corporation;
- A corporation with a sole officer, director and shareholder becomes a sole proprietorship; and/or
- A corporation with more than one officer, director or shareholder becomes a partnership.
Change in Business Address
In order to make sure that the AGCO has the most current contact information, liquor delivery service operators must immediately inform the AGCO when their business relocates. Liquor delivery service licensees should inform the AGCO of a business address change by way of a written notification sent to:
AGCO Head Office
Licensing and Registration Branch
90 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario M2N 0A4
Coming January 29, 2018, AGCO services for Ontario’s Liquor Delivery Services will soon be available online! For more information, please visit the iAGCO Information page.
If you wish to apply for a transfer, please complete the appropriate forms below and submit them and all other required documentation as directed on the application form and guide.