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Services For You: Liquor Sales Licensee


Renewing A Licence

Is it time to renew your liquor sales licence?

Please Note: As a result of changes in the regulations, a licensee no longer has 3 months after the date on which the licence expires to renew the liquor licence.

A renewal reminder and application form will be mailed to the licensee by the AGCO, as a courtesy, 60 days prior to the expiration date of the licence. The licensee must return the completed renewal application, corporate structure form (if applicable) and personal history report(s), along with the appropriate alcohol licensing fees alcohol licensing fees payable to the Minister of Finance, prior to the expiry date. If your licence has a golf endorsement, please include the appropriate fee. Incomplete applications and forms will be returned to the applicant.

Your liquor sales licence renewal application will not be processed if your establishment 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. If you do owe money, you must make arrangements to pay the outstanding amount.

Your liquor sales licence renewal application will not be processed if there has been a change of ownership at the establishment that has not been previously reported to the AGCO. If there has been a change of ownership at the establishment, you must submit a liquor sales licence transfer application (PDF form available below)available to the AGCO.

Your liquor sales licence renewal application along with the appropiate alcohol licensing fees alcohol licensing fees must be received by the AGCO by the expiry date on your liquor licence.

If your application and fee 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.

You are prohibited, under section 5(1) of the Liquor Licence Act, R.S.O. 1990 c. L.19, from selling/serving alcohol without a valid liquor licence.

If your liquor sales licence has expired, you may apply to reinstate your licence. Call the AGCO Customer Service Department toll free at 1-800-522-2876 or in Toronto at 416-326-8700 for details.

If the licensee is a corporation, partnership or sole proprietorship, its business trade (operating) name must be registered with the Companies and Personal Property Security Branch. Also note that corporations must file updated information with respect to officers and directors of a corporation with the Companies and Personal Property Security Branch on a regular basis. For information and forms, please see the Ontario.ca, Central Forms Repository. Forms must be forwarded to Companies and Personal Property Security Branch for processing.

Application Process

PDF Instructions

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Application Forms

Important Application Reminders

  • For PDF forms completed online or offline, please ensure ALL the input information has printed out on your application.
  • For PDF forms filled-in by hand, please ensure you PRINT legibly in black ink.
  • Please ensure ALL required questions are completed. Incomplete, improperly completed or unsigned applications will be returned to applicant.
  • Do not email application forms. Mail application(s) along with ALL supporting documents to:

    Alcohol and Gaming Commission
    Licensing and Registration
    90 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 200
    Toronto, Ontario M2N 0A4

Please read the "Instructions" portion of the application(s) for supporting document requirements.