Find Out More About Inspections
All licensees are responsible for knowing and following the rules set out in the Liquor Control and Licensing Act and Regulations, and the specific terms and conditions of their licence.
Once you have a UBrew/UVin licence, your local liquor inspector will visit at least once a year — and possibly more often — to inspect your store and make sure you are complying with the Act and Regulations and your licence terms and conditions. The inspector may also visit to follow-up on a complaint or report of questionable activity.
The local police also have the authority to inspect your premises at any time. They will look particularly for anything that may lead to a disturbance within the community or that could threaten public safety — in the case of UBrews/UVins, that usually means following up on a complaint that liquor is being sold to minors. If the police think that you are not following the law, they may fill out a Licensed Premises Check form describing the problem. They will then provide a copy to you and send another to the branch for follow up. The branch may choose to take further enforcement action as a result of the LPC.
In addition, your local liquor inspector may ask to see your records, liquor, and other items related to the running of your establishment, to make sure your business practices are in line with the Liquor Control and Licensing Act and Regulations.
For detailed information about inspections and enforcement, see the fact sheet entitled Liquor Control and Licensing Enforcement Process (LBCL168).