As a courtesy, licensees will receive a renewal reminder sixty (60) days prior to the expiration date of their licence.

You must apply to renew your licence and submit the appropriate fee prior to the expiry date.

If your application and fee(s) are received on or before the expiry date, you will receive a Renewal Confirmation Notice allowing you to operate until you receive your licence.

If your renewal application is not received by the expiry date on your liquor licence, your licence will expire and you can no longer sell or serve alcohol. Expired liquor licences cannot be renewed. Keep in mind that you are prohibited under the Liquor Licence Act from selling/ serving alcohol without a valid liquor licence.

Please note that your Liquor Sales Licence renewal will not be processed if your premise owes money to the Ministry of Finance (Retail Sales Tax). It is your responsibility to contact the Ministry of Finance at 1-866-668-8297 to determine if you owe any money.

Your Liquor Sales Licence renewal application will also not be processed if there has been a change of ownership at the premises that has not been previously reported to the AGCO. If such a change has occurred, you must apply for a Liquor Sales Licence Transfer.

Business Name Registration

The business name under which you intend to operate may have to be registered under the Business Names Act. For information regarding business name registration please call toll free 1-800-361-3223 or visit Service Ontario.

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