Liquor Enforcement

The Northwest Territories (NWT) Liquor Enforcement division is administered through the Government of the Northwest Territories, Department of Finance. 

The goal of the NWT Liquor Enforcement is to reduce liquor-related threats to public safety such as service to minors and excessive intoxication by providing Certificate Alcohol Server Courses, and work with Communities to obtain Temporary Prohibitions and conduct Plebiscites. We train and supervise nine contract Liquor Inspectors throughout the NWT. As well as, liaise with the RCMP, Office of the Fire Marshall, Department of Health and Social Services, and Environmental Health to ensure Voluntary Compliance of the NWT Liquor Act and NWT Liquor Regulations in Licensed Premises and Special Occasion Permitted events.

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For more information about NWT Liquor Enforcement contact:

NWT Liquor Enforcement
Suite 204, 31 Capital Drive,
Hay River, NT, X0E 1G2


Toll Free: 1-800- 351-7770
Office: 867-874-8718
Fax: 867-874-8722