There are two types of events for which you need a Special Occasion License (SOL):
SOLs are available only through BC government liquor stores. If you have questions about whether the event you are planning falls into one of these categories, contact your local BC government liquor store. External link, opens in a new windowLearn more about SOLs.
Based on the size and details of your event, you and others may be required to complete the Serving it Right program before your event will qualify for an SOL. External link, opens in a new windowLearn more about the Serving it Right program.
If you are still unsure as to whether you need an SOL for your event, please call the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency line at 604-945-1550 and ask to speak to the Administration NCO. You will be transferred to a police officer who can answer your questions.
Anyone operating a passenger vehicle for payment in the City of Coquitlam is required to have a valid chauffeur's permit from the city. Processing of chauffeur's permit applications is done by the Coquitlam RCMP. For information on fees and how to access application forms visit our "front counter" page.
Chauffeur's permits can take up to 10 business days to process and the application form must be signed by the applicant and dropped off in person at the main detachment for processing. Applicant's must present the following when dropping off the application: