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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 are being sold via online auction. The auctions are for the permits only – there are no buildings, fixtures or inventory included in the sale.

The auctions will be staggered beginning Feb. 6 and will be held online in real time. The successful bidder for each auction must meet all requirements associated with obtaining a permit.


News release: Online Auctions for SLGA Retail Inc. Permits Set to Begin Feb. 6
Read the recent news release and backgrounder announcing the auctions for the permits.

Backgrounder: Retail Liquor Store Permit Auctions
Information regarding the auctioning of retail liquor store permits including the staggered auction schedule and details about how to register as a bidder.

Auction Schedule
View the staggered auction schedule.

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.

SLGA Retail Store Closing Dates
As previously announced, all SLGA stores will close by the end of March 2023.