Businesses in the Town of Saugeen Shores that serve alcoholic beverages are required to have a liquor licence. If you are planning a special event that involves the sale or consumption of alcohol, you may require a Special Occasion Permit.

Liquor Sales Licences

If your business requires a liquor licence, you can obtain one through the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). The AGCO administers the Liquor Licence Act, which controls the sale and service of alcoholic beverages in the Province of Ontario. Contact the AGCO to access the current regulations and forms.

You may be asked to submit the following forms as part of your application process.

Municipal Information Form

If the AGCO requires you to submit a Municipal Information Form, please deliver the completed form to the Clerk's office at least 30 days prior to when you need to submit the form to the AGCO.

Agency Letter of Approval

If the AGCO requires you to submit an Agency Letter of Approval, you must submit a copy of this form to each the following:

  1. Saugeen Shores Chief Building Official, 600 Tomlinson Drive, Box 820, Port Elgin, ON N0H 2C0. Please include payment of the municipal fee of $87.87.
  2. Saugeen Shores Fire Department, 612 Emma Street, Port Elgin, ON N0H 2C0.
  3. Grey Bruce Health Unit,101 17th St. E., Owen Sound, ON N4K 0A5.

Please submit all forms to the Town at least 30 days prior to when forms are due to the AGCO.

 

You are responsible for collecting all completed and signed forms and submitting the documents to the AGCO.

Special Occasion Permits

If you are planning a special event in a municipally owned building or public space and your event involves the sale or consumption of alcohol, you must comply with the Municipal Alcohol Policy.

Find out more about getting a Special Occasion Permit from the AGCO.