Apply for a liquor licence

  1. Complete the liquor licence application package.
    Note: Make sure you're applying for the correct type of liquor licence.
  2. Submit the application package, required documents and a non-refundable application fee of $150
    In person: 9031 Quartz Road in Whitehorse. In Yukon communities you can take your completed application in to your local liquor store. A Territorial Agent will review your application and coordinate sending it to Whitehorse for review.
  3. Advertise your liquor application as a public notice, in local newspaper(s) for 3 consecutive weeks. You are responsible for all publication costs. We recommend working with our staff to make sure you meet this requirement.
  4. Prepare and deliver your presentation to the Yukon Liquor Board. You will be asked to appear in person if you live near Whitehorse or to be available by teleconference.
  5. The board will communicate its decision and reasons to you, the Yukon Liquor Corporation president and, if applicable, anyone who made an objection to the licence.
  6. If you want to transfer an existing liquor licence to someone else, use the application transfer package.

Appeal a Yukon Liquor Board decision

You can appeal the board's decision by filing an appeal with the Yukon Supreme Court. Email to find out more about this process.


For questions about applying for a liquor licence email or phone 867-667-5245 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 5245.