A copy of the licence to deliver liquor must be carried by each individual engaged in the delivery of liquor products. Before purchasing liquor, the licensee must have an order from the person on whose behalf the purchase is being made. The order must set out:

  • The name and address of the licensee;
  • The kinds and quantities of liquor to be purchased; and,
  • The residential address where the liquor is being delivered.

All liquor must be purchased from the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO), an LCBO Agency Store, The Beer Store, an authorized grocery store or a manufacturer’s retail store.

Liquor must only be delivered to a residence and must be delivered to, and accepted by, persons 19 years of age or older.

All signed receipts must contain the following information:

  • The name and address of the person for whom the purchase was made;
  • The date of the delivery;
  • The kinds and quantities of liquor delivered;
  • The price paid for the liquor purchased;
  • The delivery fee; and,
  • The name of the person making the delivery.

The liquor must be delivered on the day it is purchased and while the retail store is open or within one hour of the retail store’s closing.

The licence holder shall charge the recipient of the liquor the following minimum fee for delivery:

  • $6.00 is to be collected upon delivery to the municipalities of Burlington, Peterborough, Toronto and Welland;
  • $5.50 is to be collected upon delivery to the municipalities of Barrie and Petawawa;
  • $5.00 is to be collected upon delivery to the municipalities of Niagara Falls, Orillia and St. Catharines; and,
  • $4.00 is to be collected upon the delivery to all other municipalities.

All records pertaining to the delivery of liquor, including purchase orders and signed receipts, must be kept at the place of business, as set out in the licence, for at least one year, and be made available upon request.

No free liquor may be offered or given to a customer as a prize in a contest.

No relationship with a liquor manufacturer can exist (i.e. contracts or agreements), unless the licence holder is acting under an agreement with a manufacturer of liquor to deliver the liquor of that manufacturer for a charitable purpose. A charitable purpose is defined as:

  • The relief of poverty;
  • The advancement of education;
  • The advancement of religion; and,
  • Other charitable purposes beneficial to the community, not falling under the points above.

No benefits can be received from a manufacturer (i.e. cash, donation of products or items that assist the business), unless the licence holder is acting under an agreement with a manufacturer of liquor to deliver the liquor of that manufacturer for a charitable purpose (see above for definition of charitable purpose).