What is a Special Occasion Licence?
A Special Occasion Licence (SOL) permits you to serve, sell and consume alcohol at your special event, celebration or community festival. Licences are regulated by the Liquor Control & Licensing Branch, Ministry of Justice, and issued by the Liquor Distribution Branch. When you apply for a SOL, you agree to be responsible for the safety and sobriety of your guests. A complete copy of the laws that govern this licence can be found at the Liquor Control and Licensing website at www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/lclb
How to Apply?
Apply for your Special Occasion Licence or permit at any BC Liquor Stores Customer Service counter. For more information about the Special Occasion Licence, download the brochure below. More information about the Special Occasion Licence is also available on the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch website.
Need more information?
BC Liquor Stores Customer Service Sales Associates will be able to answer your questions about and assist with the purchase of a Special Occasion Licence/permit. You may also contact the Liquor Control & Licensing Branch or any of its regional offices. A list of offices is available on their website at www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/lclb.
Please note that Special Occasion Licences are regulated by the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, Ministry of Justice and administered by the Liquor Distribution Branch.
Special Occasion Licences
Liquor Control & Licensing Branch
4th Floor, 3350 Douglas Street
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y9
toll-free within the province of BC 1-866-209-2111