There are two types of liquor licenses—one type is a new liquor license for a permanent establishment such as a restaurant or retail store; the other is a Special Occasion Permit, which is for a special, one-time event.
The City Clerk's
Office processing fee is $75.00, payable by cheque, cash/debit, or credit card. The City Clerk’s Office
processes the Municipal Information Form, as follows:
• Receives the document completed by the applicant and payment
• Confirms the “wet/damp/dry” status and completes the municipality’s portion of the form
• Returns the completed form back to the applicant with a letter stating that the City Clerk has not
received confirmation that there are
no outstanding orders to comply against the property; that the use is in compliance with the Zoning By-law
; that the premises have
The City Clerk's Office
will contact you when the Municipal Information Form and letter are ready for pick-up, usually within 24-48 hours of receipt.
Special Occasion Permits
Special Occasion Permits (SOP’s) are also granted by the AGCO
. As of April 1, 2018, the AGCO will only accept applications through the iAGCO portal, available at iAGCO
. As of that date, the LCBO
will no longer accept or process paper applications for SOP
There are three types of occasions where an SOP may be issued: Private Events, Public Events, and Industry Promotional Events. The following provides information specific to Public/Outdoor Events, and the requirements of not only the AGCO
, but the City of Brampton.
• at least 30 days in advance for events where fewer than 5,000 people are expected to attend, and
• at least 60 days in advance for events where more than 5,000 people are expected to attend.
If a tent, marquee or pavilion is used, the City of Brampton Building Division
must also be notified.
Public Event permits may only be issued to:
• A registered charity under the Income Tax Act (Canada);
• A non-profit organization or association organized to promote charitable, educational, religious or community objects; or
• An event of municipal, provincial, national or international significance.
Events/applicants requiring municipal significance
by the City of Brampton must obtain a resolution from City Council. Once notification is received of the event from the applicant, it will be circulated to various stakeholders Mayor
, Ward Councillor(s)
, Enforcement & By-law Services
, Public Services
, Parks Operations
, and Brampton Fire & Emergency Services
) for their information and consideration. If there are no objections to the event, the City Clerk’s Office
will report to the next available City Council meeting
for consideration of the request. If Council approves a Resolution deeming the event to be municipally significant, the Resolution will be provided to the applicant for inclusion with their permit application. If the timing of the event and next Council meeting does not permit the matter to be considered by City Council, an alternative process
may be available. Please contact the City Clerk’s Office for more information.
The City Clerk's Office processing fee for events requiring municipal significance is $50.00, payable by cheque, cash/debit, or credit card.
The City Clerk’s Office
is committed to ensuring this process is smooth and efficient. Therefore, if you are having an event requiring a Council Resolution for municipal significance, please be sure to advise the City Clerk’s Office
at least six (6) to eight (8) weeks before your application is due to the AGCO.
Temporary Liquor License Extension
Temporary extension of an already licensed area in a permanent establishment is granted by the AGCO
Letters of notification must also include a detailed sketch or plan showing:
• exact dimensions of the proposed extended licensed area
• exact location of the area in relation to the licensed premises – must be adjacent to the existing licensed premises
• height and type of fencing (i.e., snow, metal, wooden) – the proposed extended area must be defined by a partition that is at least
0.9 metres high (36”0 and that makes the area easily distinguishable from other areas to which the proposed temporary extension
does not apply.
The City Clerk's
Office processing fee is $25.00, payable by cheque, cash/debit, or credit card. The City Clerk’s Office
processes the letter of notification, as follows:
• Receives the letter of notification and sketch or plan of the proposed extended licensed area
• Provides the applicant with a letter of non-objection to the extension of the proposed extended licensed area, subject to:
1. That the applicant notify local residents of the event, and provide a contact name and number for any complaints regarding noise
2. That an appropriate level of security be provided, as may be required by the Peel Regional Police
3. That any other permits
and/or approvals (e.g., temporary structures), as may be necessary be obtained from the City of
The City Clerk's Office
will contact you when the letter of non-objection is ready for pick-up, usually within 24-48 hours of receipt.