1. Placard and Public Notice
    • The applicant posts placard at the proposed location
    • The public notice for the location will also appear on the AGCO web portal
    • Public notice begins
    • Posting period will vary from 7–28 days based on application type or circumstances and is subject to change dependent on application review
  2. Objections
    • The AGCO reviews all eligible submissions received (anonymous submissions, duplicate submissions, or those who are not residents of the community are not considered)
    • The applicant will be notified of the objections and will also be provided details of the objections
    • This gives the applicant an opportunity to work with objectors to address their concerns
  3. The Registrar
    • The Registrar can call a public meeting in which the objectors will be asked to participate and discuss their concerns with the applicant
    • The Registrar can then approve the application with or without conditions
    • If objections are not resolved -and/or if there is an objection from  the local municipality – the Registrar can issue a Notice of Proposal (NOP) to review the application.
    • A NOP to review the application can be issued to determine whether the applicant is entitled to a licence  keeping in mind the public interest and the needs and wishes of the municipality.
  4. Licence Appeal Tribunal
    • An applicant can appeal the NOP to the independent Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) who can schedule a case conference and public hearing
    • LAT can direct the Registrar to refuse the application
    • LAT can direct the Registrar to approve the application with or without conditions

Go back to previous page.

Was this page useful?

Please help us improve the AGCO website by responding to this survey