Ferment-on-premises Licence

Apply for a Ferment-on-premises Licence. Facilities that allow their customers to produce their own beer, wine or cider onsite need the licence.

By law, facilities that allow their customers to produce their own beer, wine or cider onsite must have a Ferment-on-premises Licence.

Reporting requirements

With a Ferment-on-premises Licence, you need to submit an Annual Production Report each year.

Eligibility

Your facility needs a Ferment-on-premises Registration from Canada Revenue Agency (under the Excise Act Canada) to apply. You also need to be 19 or older and authorized by the organization to apply for the licence.

How to apply

  1. Complete the application form.
  2. Check the application for details on all required supporting documents.
  3. Include payment with your application.
  4. Send your completed application, supporting documents and payment by mail, email or fax. Or visit the Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel and Tobacco Division.

How long it takes

It should take 2 to 3 weeks to get the licence. It can take longer if more information is needed or if your application hasn’t been filled in correctly.

Cost

Activity Fee
Initial application $100
3-year licence $300
3-year licence renewal $300

Payment options

Visa, MasterCard, debit card, cheque, money order, cash. A cheque or money order should be made payable to the Minister of Finance. Payment options may vary depending on how you apply.

Before you start

Make sure you have a justice of the peace or commissioner of oaths notarize the form, or visit the Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel and Tobacco Division to notarize the form.

Renewal

You need to renew your Ferment-on-premises Licence every 3 years. You should get a renewal notice in the mail before the renewal date. It’s your responsibility to renew on time.

Application form