Liquor Permits

Liquor Store Certificate of Compliance

Liquor Certificate of Compliance Applications are $250. We only accept cash or check.

To apply for a Certificate of Compliance, you will need a copy of your lease agreement, social security number, driver’s license, sketch of your location (showing the street, adjourning property owners, and nearest church), and square footage of your building.

Once the application is completed and turned in, it will get sent over to the Police Department. Once we receive the paperwork back, we can add the applicant to the next City Council Agenda. Once the council approves and signs the Certificate of Compliance, it can be issued to the applicant the following day.

After you apply with ABC and receive your Liquor License, you will need to pay the Liquor By the Drink Tax. The Fees are provided by the state and are listed below.

Liquor By the Drink Licensing

Type

Cost

Restaurant (According to seating capacity)

$650 - $1,200

40 - 74 seats

$650.00

75 - 125 seats

$750.00

126 - 175 seats

$925.00

176 - 225 seats

$975.00

226 - 275 seats

$1,100.00

276 seats and over

$1,200.00

Restaurant Wine Only (According to seating capacity)

$270 - $350

40 - 125 seats

$270.00

126 - 175 seats

$300.00

176 - 225 seats

$310.00

226 - 275 seats

$330.00

276 seats and over

$350.00

Hotel/Motels (According to number of rooms)

$1,000 - $1,500

0 - 99 rooms

$1,000.00

100 - 399 rooms

$1,250.00

400 rooms and over

$1,500.00

Aquarium

$150.00

Aquarium Exhibition Facility

$150.00

Sports Authority

$2,000.00

Bed and Breakfast

$150.00

Caterer

$625.00

Terminal Building of Commercial Air Carrier Airport

$1,500.00

Airline, Boat, Train

$1,250.00

Commercial Airline Travel Club

$1,000.00

Community Theater

$150.00

Convention Center

$1,000.00

Historic Interpretive Center

$150.00

Historic Mansion House Site

$150.00

Historic Performing Arts Center

$150.00

Motor Speedway

$2,000.00

Museum

$150.00

Premier Type Tourist Resort

$2,000.00

Clubs

$500.00

Special Occasion License (12 days per calendar year allowed)

$100.00 per day

Sports Authority Facility

$2,000.00

Urban Park Center

$150.00 - $4,000

Certain types of Urban Park Centers have different fees, contact us for details


Zoological Institute

$150.00

Limited Service Restaurant (According to gross sales % of prepared food)

$2,000 - $5,000

30% - 50%

$2,000.00

20% - 29%

$3,000.00

15% - 19%

$4,000.00

0% - 14%

$5.000.00

If you are renewing your Certificate of Compliance, you will not have to pay the fee, but you will need to complete the Certificate of Compliance Retail Package Store Form & the Police Department Report on Liquor Store Compliance Applicant. Once you have completed the forms, they will be sent over to the Police Department and when the Business Tax Office receives them back, we can put the applicant on the next City Council Agenda. Once the Council approves and signs the Certificate of Compliance, we can issue it to the applicant the following day.  

To request this application, please contact the Business Tax Office at 615-444-4905.