How to Get a Liquor License

By Brian Lemay 9 comments

How to Get a Liquor License. Navigating through red tape to get a liquor
license takes time, patience, money, and sometimes a guiding hand experienced with your locale’s
regulations. You will need Time Contact information License
applications Business plan Money for fees Legal advice and license broker (optional). Step 1. Allow up to a year to get a liquor license
and incorporate this time factor into your business plan. Step 2. Go online to obtain contact information for
the liquor licensing authority in your state. Whether you’re in North or South Carolina,
California or New York, Texas or Ohio, Michigan or Indiana, the rules and processes differ. Step 3. Contact city authorities to get local rules. You’ll face different restrictions in a large
city like San Francisco than in small-town USA. Some locales have both state and local requirements
to obtain a liquor license. Step 4. Obtain applications, making sure you understand
the type of liquor license you need. Types of license may include bar, restaurant,
club, brewpub, and beer and wine. Loopholes may exist for government-declared
dry counties. Step 5. Be prepared to offer business plan details
when submitting fees and applications, such as photos of the business, seating, menu,
hours, anticipated liquor sales, and the types of alcohol you plan to serve. Step 6. Consider buying a license from an existing
establishment if your area is not issuing new licenses. Make sure you have solid legal advice before
making a purchase. A license broker can help obtain a liquor
license for a fee. Step 7. Explore new licensing potential with local
authorities if the locale has experienced population growth. When efforts pay off and you have trained
employees in the rules, it’s time for a cheers! Did you know Per capita, alcohol consumption
in the United States is more than two gallons annually.


Ian Link

Jan 1, 2011, 3:10 pm Reply



Jan 1, 2011, 10:51 pm Reply

@nelyat13 spell it right LOL


Jan 1, 2011, 10:57 pm Reply

the pictures doesnt help at all. all i see are big-headed people, menus with hair, and some idiot bottle spins eyeballs on a stick that just moves up and down


Jan 1, 2011, 12:25 am Reply

i look like those big headed people with big wigs going up and down. i look like htem like about to take a shit.


Jan 1, 2011, 4:20 am Reply

this shits soooooooooooooooooo boring


Feb 2, 2011, 11:04 pm Reply

how to get arrested for distributing alcohol illegally because howcast lies and is ineffective 99% of the time


Sep 9, 2014, 12:45 am Reply

I wasted 2 min & 5 sec of my life

Anisfatima Khan

Jul 7, 2018, 9:36 am Reply

I have a liquor licence and I am Indian and I want to sell it

Mahesh Patil

Oct 10, 2018, 5:29 pm Reply

I want to purchase

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