Liquor Licenses

To apply for a Liquor Licence in the NWT the Applicant must apply for the appropriate liquor licence for the function. The following information will provide you with the application forms and supporting information to assist you with the application process.

If you have questions or concerns about the application process please click here for the Liquor Licensing Board contact information.

There are four “kinds” or Classes of Liquor licences. A person, company or organization that has a liquor license is known as a Licence Holder.

Class A (Liquor Primary) Form Publication

Class A Licence Application :

Class A Licence - allows a Licence Holder to sell patrons liquor in a bar or similar business. The business must generate revenue primarily from the sale and service of liquor.

Class A Application Requirements

Class A Handbook

 

Class B (Food Primary) Form Publication

Class B Licence Application :

Class B Licence - allows a Licence Holder to sell patrons liquor in a restaurant or similar business. The business must generate revenue primarily from the sale and service of meals.

Class B Application Requirements

Class B Handbook

 

Class C (Mobile) Form Publication

Class C Licence Application :

Class C Licence - allows a Licence Holder to sell and serve liquor under one of three circumstances.

  • Catering – where someone other than the licence holder at various locations host events, and the licence holder’s primary source of revenue is from catering food.
  • Ship – where the licence holder operates a ship that generates revenue primarily from the sale and service of food, entertainment or services related to tourism.
  • Special Events – where the licence holder organizes special events from time to time and revenue is primarily generated from the sale and service of entertainment.

Class C Application Requirements

Class C Handbook

 

Class D (Liquor Incidental) Form Publication

Class D Licence Application :

A Class D licence allows a Licence Holder to sell and serve liquor under one of four circumstances.

  • Canteen – The licence holder is an authorized organization operating a canteen for its authorized patrons. An authorized organization includes a division of the military, RCMP, and a fire department.
  • B & B, Lodge – The licence holder operates a bed & breakfast or a remote lodge and the sell or use of liquor is for its authorized patrons.
  • Community, Recreational, Cultural Activities – the licence holder operates a facility that provides benevolent, philanthropic, charitable, religious, scientific, artistic, musical, literary, social, educational, recreational, sporting or other like activities, and the sell or use of liquor is for its authorized patrons.
  • Tourist Facility – The licence holder operates a tourist facility without a licensed premises but may have a mini-bar extension.

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Class D Application Requirements

Class D Handbook

Licence Extentions

An Extension allows a licence holder to sell or serve liquor under specific circumstances that would normally be prohibited. Click here for a list of Licence Extensions...