Yukon Liquor Corporation

Yukon Liquor Corporation

Liquor licence and permit information


When do you need a permit? 

You need a liquor permit when you:

  • Sell and serve liquor at a location other than a licensed premises providing liquor service under an existing licence.
  • Serve liquor at a location other than a private residence or a licensed establishment.

Permits are intended for occasional use only, not for a profit making initiative.

Only the named person on the permit application (applicant) is authorized to pick up the liquor order. If this is not possible then a Bearers Order must be completed (by the permit applicant only) authorizing someone else to pick up.

For questions about applying for a permits and a Bearers Order email yukon.liquor@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-667-5245 or toll free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5245.

Special occasion permit

  • You are serving and selling liquor at an event located somewhere other than a licensed premises.
  • You are a non-profit organization.
  • You are running a special event such as a charitable fundraiser or community festival.
  • Your special event is no more than a maximum of 5 days in a row.
  • You allowed a maximum of 26 special occasion permits between the April 1 to March 31 fiscal year.
  • If you require more days within a year you should apply for a liquor licence.

>>Apply for a special occasion permit.

Reception permit

  • You are serving, but not selling liquor at an event located somewhere other than a licensed premise.
  • You intend to serve alcohol at an event in a place that is generally open to the public, even if it is not open to the public at the time of the event.
  • For instance, a staff Christmas party at a business office or a show opening at an art gallery.
  • Reception Permits are also for special events such as weddings, receptions and after-hours business events where liquor is not being sold.
  • Liquor is served for no more than 9 hours between 10 a.m. and 2 a.m. the next day.
  • You will make food available for each person attending the event.
  • You are not charging admission to your event.

Note: A Reception Permit allows you to serve homemade wine and beer at your event, unless a condition is placed on the permit that states otherwise.

>>Apply for a reception permit.