Special Event Permits

The BC Liquor Control and Licensing Branch requires all Special Event Permits to be received at least 14 days prior to the event. Many of these permit requests also require review by police to ensure the safety of event participants.

Once the Surrey RCMP receives your application from the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, we will process it as quickly as practical. During the summer months we receive a high volume of applications and process them by event date. As such, your permit may not be processed by police until a 1-2 days before your event.  Your patience and understanding is appreciated. 

Your Special Event Permit is important to the Surrey RCMP and we try to process it timely fashion. However, we are under no obligation to approve late applications (received less than 14 days prior to event date). Special considerations or exceptions to the regulations WILL not be granted.

If you have received an email from the Surrey RCMP regarding your Special Event Permit, please read the full document and follow the instructions in the email carefully.

Contact Information
For further information on Special Event Permits, visit the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch webpage or contact them at 1-855-999-7656 or lclb.sep@gov.bc.ca.

If you have a question specific to the police review of your Special Event Permit application, please contact us at 778-593-3700 or E_Surrey_Special_Events_Permits@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. In the email subject line, please include your name, event date, and Special Event Application permit number.

Please note: Surrey RCMP front counter staff are unable to assist with your Special Event Permit. Please use the contact information provided above.

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