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Liquor Store Permit Auctions

In October 2022, Government announced it was closing SLGA’s remaining SLGA Retail Inc. liquor stores by the end of March 2023. The permits associated with SLGA liquor stores were  sold via online auction. The auctions were for the permits only – there were no buildings, fixtures or inventory included in the sale.

News release: More Than $45 Million Raised in SLGA Retail Auctions
The auctions for SLGA Retail Inc. permits concluded Feb 24, 2023.

Sale of items from SLGA Retail Inc. liquor stores
Shelving, racks and many other items from SLGA Retail Inc. are being sold. Visit for information.

Sale of SLGA Buildings
The 19 retail store buildings owned by SLGA will be made available for sale through Government’s asset disposal process and commercial realtors.

Commercial Liquor Permittee Policy Manual
Information pertaining to the operation of liquor permitted establishments in Saskatchewan. Chapter 2 pertains to the permit application process and Chapter 8 provides further details about operating a retail liquor store.

Purchase Agreement
The Purchase Agreement outlines the terms associated with the purchase of a permit from SLGA Retail Inc. The Purchase Agreement only applies if you are the successful bidder in an auction.

Other Permits
Unallocated permits for municipalities that qualify for an additional permit under the population matrix prescribed in The Alcohol Control Regulations, 2016. Auctions for these permits were suspended during the pandemic but will resume after the current SLGA Retail Inc. auction process concludes.