Where can I get a special occasion permit?
If you are planning to serve alcohol at your wedding, cabaret or other event, you require a special occasion permit. A permit is required even if you are not charging for the alcohol. The fastest way to get your special occasion permit is to apply online. Certain types of permits require review by SLGA’s head office in Regina, including outdoor and large events.
When should I apply?
All applicants for special occasion permits should apply at least 10 days in advance of the scheduled function to ensure adequate time for processing. Some times of year are busier than others for special occasion permits which may affect processing times.
Where can I buy the alcohol for my event?
All alcohol served at the event must be purchased from a Saskatchewan liquor retailer. All receipts for purchased alcohol must be attached to the permit in order to make the permit valid. “Bring Your Own Alcohol” events are not allowed.
How do I know what and how much to buy?
You can ask your local liquor retailer for help planning your alcohol purchases.
Do I need insurance for my event?
While you are not required to have liability insurance, it is good practice. As the permit holder, you may be held liable should anyone at your event be injured. This includes injuries that happen during the event itself as well as related injuries that may occur after the event. For example, if a guest at the event becomes intoxicated and attempts to drive himself home, you may be held liable for any damages he causes to himself or to other people. Party Alcohol Liability Insurance is available from many Saskatchewan insurance brokers.
Who can I call to find out more information about special occasion permits?
You can contact SLGA’s Licensing Branch at 1(800)667-7565 or (306)787-5563 in Regina. You can also email: firstname.lastname@example.org.