Special Occasion Permits
Special Occasion Permits are required for anyone selling alcohol, or for anyone serving alcohol at an event that is not held in a commercially permitted establishment, a private residence, or another private place. This is true for private, invitation-only events as well as for public events.
All applicants for special occasion permits should apply at least 10 days in advance of the scheduled function to ensure adequate time for processing.
The best way to get your special occasion permit is to apply online. You can purchase your permit and liquor at any Saskatchewan liquor retailer.
For more information on Special Occasion Permits, or to apply visit SLGA.com.
Types of Permits
This permit is required for functions where there is a direct or indirect charge for beverage alcohol, or where the event is open to the public. Typically, sale permits are used for charitable fundraisers, social functions, community events, business events, and private family functions.
This permit is required for private functions where alcohol is served but not sold, and the event is not held in a private residence or other private place. Typically, non-sale permits are used for staff parties, weddings, reunions and various family functions.
Cost Recovery Permit
This permit authorizes the sale of alcohol at a price sufficient to recover the costs of providing beverage alcohol service at the event.
These permits are available only for private family celebrations and events, such as weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, retirement celebrations, and other family functions.