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License to Entertain

The City of Winnipeg and Province of Manitoba can help you facilitate your event. Whether you require a permit to erect a tent or provide food services, or if you need information on street closures or special parking requests, the City of Winnipeg is ready to help. Please contact:

Permits Branch
City of Winnipeg Zoning Department
Unit 31 – 30 Fort Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 4X7
P: 204.986.5140

For larger outdoor events please utilize the following City of Winnipeg contact. Personnel can direct you to the right department and, if required, assist in coordinating arrangements with the Winnipeg Police Service for parades and other special considerations.

Special Events Office
P: 204.986.7828
E: specialevents@winnipeg.ca

The Province of Manitoba requires and issues liquor permits (known as Occasional Permits) for special events. Please contact the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission for information on obtaining Occasional Permits.

Manitoba Liquor Control Commission
Box 1023
Winnipeg, MB R3C 2X1
P: 204.474.5666 General
P: 204.474.5630 Licensing Advisor

For information on other permits and licenses not listed above, please contact the City of Winnipeg by calling 311 locally, or the Province of Manitoba’s Citizen Enquiry at 204.945.3744.

For more information on permits, please contact Anglea Trunzo at 204.954.1983