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Retail Liquor Permits (Unallocated)

What is a retail liquor store?
Retail liquor stores are businesses that have the ability to sell beverage alcohol to customers for off-site consumption. There are currently approximately 600 liquor retailers in Saskatchewan. These retailers all operate under a Retail Store Permit (RSP).

How are retail store permits allocated?
New retail liquor store permits are allocated based on the population of the community/municipality and the number of existing permits. If someone expresses interest in a community where there is a permit available, the permit is allocated via an online auction process.

How can I find out if a Retail Store Permit (RSP) is available in a specific community?
To inquire about whether a permit is available in a community, please contact SLGA.

When is the next auction scheduled?
The auction process to distribute unallocated retail store permit is currently on hold. People who have expressed interest in an available permit will be notified when an auction is scheduled for the community they are interested in. To inquire about whether a permit is available in a community, please contact SLGA.

What were the results of previous auctions?
The results of the previous auctions can be viewed here.