If anyone ever thought about owning a bar or any type of establishment that sells liquor, he/she must possess a current and valid liquor license. Selling liquor without liquor licensing can get a person into a lot of trouble, and possibly cause a person’s business shut down. To avoid receiving a financial fine and loss of business, a person should always acquire an alcohol license, which is simple and easy to do.
Types of liquor licenses
There are various types of liquor licenses, which include the following: - A “class A” liquor license allows liquor to be sold, and consumed away from the location that the liquor was purchased at. An example of a “class A” liquor license includes grocery stores or liquor stores. - A "class A” fermented malt beverage license allows malt beverages to be sold, and consumed away from the location that the malt beverage was purchased at. - A "class B” fermented malt beverage license allows malt beverages to be sold, and consumed at the location, or away from the location where the malt beverage was purchased at. Examples of a "class B" fermented malt beverage license are restaurants and some bars. - A temporary "class B" liquor license allows beer or wine to be sold, and consumed at temporary events such as festivals or fairs. Not everyone can qualify for a temporary "class B" liquor license. - A “class C” wine license allows wine to be sold, and consumed only at the location where the wine was purchased at. The “class C” wine license also allows a person to carry out an open bottle of wine if it is re-sealed.
Applying for a liquor license
Liquor license qualification
To apply for a liquor license, a person must be at least 21 years old, and complete a training class focusing on responsible beverage serving. This class can be taken at vocational or technical schools. A person must also receive a seller’s permit to be able to sale liquor, and reside in the state that he/she plans to operate in for at least 90 day prior to filling out the application.
How to apply for a liquor license? To apply for a liquor license, a person must complete an application, which can be obtained at his/her local clerk’s office. The application will be published for a couple of days in the local newspapers, in order to give the community the opportunity to object. If no one objects, then the liquor license will be granted.