The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) issues the licenses that allow you by law to sell and serve alcohol in Ontario. For more information on Liquor Sales Licenses 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).
A Special Occasion Permit (SOP) is required any time liquor is offered for sale or served anywhere other than in a licensed establishment, a private place (for example, a corporate boardroom) or a residence. SOPs are issued for occasional special events only and not to operate 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). Customers can apply at any LCBO SOP Service Store for a Special Occasion Permit.
The Municipality of Chatham-Kent owns and manages facilities where alcohol consumption is permitted under the authority of a SOP. Council approved the Municipal Alcohol Risk Management Policy (MAP) in order to prevent alcohol related problems that may arise from alcohol consumption within its facilities, and to promote a safe, responsible and enjoyable environment for those who use these facilities. The MAP policy supersedes S.O.P. requirements.
Please contact the Municipal Clerk’s office for one stop assistance when applying to AGCO for a liquor sales licence. The Clerk’s office will forward the information to the Chatham-Kent Fire, Building, Health and Police Services for completion of the Agency Letter of Approval and the Municipal Clearance Form.
For further assistance, or to obtain a copy of the Municipal Alcohol Policy, please contact the Clerk’s Office at 519.360.1998 or email