Liquor Licence

Liquor Licences, issued by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), are required for any location or event serving alcohol within the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. Having a Liquor Licence allows you to sell and serve alcohol in Ontario. For more information, please visit the AGCO website at www.agco.on.ca, or contact the AGCO Customer Service Department at 1-800-522-2876 (toll-free in Ontario).

Please contact the Municipal Clerk's office at 519-360-1998 or email ckclerk@chatham-kent.ca for assistance when applying to AGCO for a Liquor Licence. The Clerk's office will forward your information to Chatham-Kent Fire, Building, Health and Police Services for completion of the Agency Letter of Approval and the Municipal Clearance Form.

Special Occasions Permits

A Special Occasion Permit (SOP) is required any time liquor is offered for sale or served anywhere other than in a licensed establishment, such as a corporate boardroom or a private residence. SOPs are issued for occasional special events only and not for operating an ongoing business. For more information on different types of Special Occasion Permits (SOP) please visit the AGCO website at www.agco.on.ca, or contact the AGCO Customer Service Department at 1-800-522-2876 (toll-free in Ontario). 

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent owns and manages facilities where alcohol consumption is permitted under the authority of an SOP. Council approved the Municipal Alcohol Risk Management Policy (MAP) in order to prevent alcohol-related problems that may arise and to promote a safe, responsible and enjoyable environment for those who use our facilities. The MAP policy supersedes SOP requirements.