Liquor LicensesThe PEI Liquor Control Commission is responsible under the Liquor Control Act for the licensing of all premises authorized to sell and manufacture alcohol within the province of PEI.
Upon application in the prescribed form the Commission will consider a license if in the opinion of the commission the premise is:
- of sufficient high standards as to space, service, food, furnishings and equipment to warrant such license;
- has premises in respect of which the license is sought that meet all the requirements set by regulation and such additional requirements as may be prescribed by the Commission;
- has a location and character that in the opinion of the Commission makes it desirable to issue the license for which the application is made.
Prior to making an application for a liquor license the applicant should meet with the Director of Corporate Services to review the process and ensure that they fully understand the type of licensing and the approvals that will be required before licensing. This meeting could save the applicant time and money if contact is made soon enough in the application process.
The applicant must supply all information required in its final form before any application is considered for licensing. Once fully completed, an application for a permit or a license typically takes about one week to be approved.