Find types of liquor licences and their fees

Identify what type of liquor licence you're applying for when you fill out your application. 

All licences cost $150 to apply or to transfer and fees are non-refundable. Each licensee must also pay an annual fee in addition to application and transfer fees.

Food primary licence

  • Food must be prepared and served on the premises.
  • Food and a food menu may be available to your customers.
  • Liquor cannot be served unless you are open for food service and offer a varied selection of food items, including appetizers and main courses or the equivalent.
  • Minors (under 19 years of age) are allowed as customers and may be employed as staff if a parental consent form is completed. 
  • A food primary licensee may allow a person to bring into and consume within their licensed premises a bottle of wine that they did not purchase from the licensee only if:
    • the wine has been commercially produced and bottled; and
    • the manufacturer’s seal on the bottle is not broken or removed.

Food primary licence annual fees

Seating capacity

Fee – beer and wine only

Fee – all liquor

1 to 75 $110 $430
76 to 150 $220 $540
151 and above $300 $630

Liquor primary licence

  • The primary purpose of the business is serving liquor to customers for consumption on the premises.
  • The maximum hours of operation are 14 continuous hours between 9 a.m. and 2 a.m.
  • Minors (under 19) are not allowed as customers or staff.
  • Minors are allowed to enter the premises for limited work purposes like delivering food or performing as an entertainer.
  • Food must be available to customers.

Liquor primary annual fees

Seating capacity

Fee

1 to 75 $400
76 to 150 $500
151 and above $600

Dual licence

  • Allows a food primary premises to convert into a liquor primary premises later in the day.
  • A separate licence is required for each type of licence.

Mess – beer licence

  • Allows the sale of beer by:
    • an officer commanding a unit of the Canadian Forces, active or reserve, in Yukon;
    • a mining, construction, or other corporation; or
    • a department of the Government of Canada or the Government of the Yukon.

Mess annual fee

  • $40 per year.

Club licence

  • Allows liquor to be sold to club members and their registered guests.
  • The maximum hours of operation are 14 continuous hours ending before 2 a.m.
  • A club licence can be for all kinds of liquor, or beer and wine only.

Club annual fees

Seating capacity

Fee

1 to 75 $320
76 to 150 $430
151 and above $530

Liquor manufacturer licence

  • Allows beer, wine or spirits including liqueurs to be manufactured.
  • A separate licence is required for each category of liquor product manufactured.
  • See Liquor manufacturing for more details.

Liquor manufacturer annual fee

  • $200 per year per product category.

Liquor manufacturer retail licence

  • Allows beer, wine or spirits including liqueurs manufactured by the licensee to be sold to the public.
  • A separate licence is required for each category of liquor product manufactured.
  • See Liquor manufacturing for more details.

Liquor manufacturer retail annual fee

  • $150 per year per product category. 

Mess – liquor licence

  • Allows liquor to be sold by a unit of the Canadian Forces, active or reserve.

Mess annual fee

  • $40 per year.

Off-premises or 'off-sales'

  • Allows liquor to be sold to the public for consumption off-premises.
  • An off-premises licence is always attached to another main licence. For example, a liquor primary licence.

Off-premises annual fee

  • $150 per year.

Recreation facility licence

  • Allows liquor to be sold to members and their guests participating in recreational activities.

Recreation facility annual fees

Seating capacity

Fee

1 to 75 $320
76 to 150 $430
151 and above $530

Room service licence

  • Allows liquor to be sold to bona fide guest(s) in their room during the hours approved by the Yukon Liquor Board.

Room service annual fee

  • $15 per year.

RV park licence

  • Allows beer or wine to be sold to bona fide overnight guest(s).
  • May only be issued if the primary purpose of the business is the operation of an RV park.

RV park annual fee

  • $150 per year.

Special licence

  • A special licence can be granted by the board when the business activity does not fall into any of the other licence categories. Examples include banquet rooms and wilderness lodges.
  • See the Yukon Liquor Board policy manual for more information on this licence.

Special annual fees

Seating capcity

Fee

1 to 75 $320
76 to 150 $430
151 and above $530

Sports stadium licence

  • Allows beer and cider to be sold by a non-profit organization operating a sports stadium.

Sports stadium annual fee

  • $450 per year.

Train, ship or aircraft licence

  • Allows liquor to be sold on a train, ship or aircraft while transporting passengers from one point to another.

Train, ship or aircraft annual fee

  • $150 per year.

If you're planning to sell liquor at special events such as charitable fundraisers and community festivals please read how to apply for a special occasion permit.

If you're planning on serving but not selling liquor at an event other than at a licensed premise read about how to apply for a reception permit.

 

Contact: 

For questions about determining what type of liquor licence you need to apply for email yukon.liquor@gov.yk.ca or phone: 867-667-5245 or toll free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408, ext 5245.