Responsbile Person(s)

The Permit Holder, Responsible Person(s) and/or Designated Person must be present throughout the SOP event.


The permit holder must provide security sufficient to ensure that unauthorized persons do not attend the event and to ensure that the conditions of the permit and requirements of the Liquor Licence Act are observed. In order to determine whether security is sufficient, the permit holder shall consider:

  • The nature of the event;
  • The size of the premises; and
  • The age and number of persons attending the event.

Compliance With the Law

AGCO Compliance Officials and police officers have the authority to access and inspect any location or area where a SOP event is being held.

If breaches of the Liquor Licence Act or its regulations are observed or if there is an immediate threat to public safety, an AGCO Compliance Official or police officer may revoke a SOP while the event is underway.

A Permit Holder, Responsible Person(s) and/or Designated Person may be issued a monetary penalty by the AGCO as a result of specific breaches of the Liquor

Licence Act or its regulations. For further information please refer to the Schedule of Monetary Penalties on the AGCO website.

Server Training

Smart Serve Ontario offers a responsible alcohol beverage service training program for the Ontario hospitality industry. While not a requirement, permit holders and/or their staff may wish to consider taking this training to learn more about safe and responsible sale and service of alcohol. For more information, please contact Smart Serve Ontario (see Appendix A - Contact Information).

iAGCO Resources

The AGCO has published a series of tip sheets to help you in planning your event. You may view and/or download them from the AGCO website or call or visit the AGCO for a copy.

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