Province announces change to liquor licensing process

Service Nova Scotia Minister Mark Furey announced today that businesses and community groups who apply for a permanent liquor license now have the option to have the required police system check completed by Service Nova Scotia liquor licensing staff. 

Furey says businesses and community groups who apply for this check, which is commonly referred to as a criminal record check, will now be completed with no cost to the client. 

Prior to this announcement, those who applied for a permanent liquor license had to submit a record check application to the RCMP, municipal police force, or a third-party provider at a cost of $30-$50 per individual check.