New Liquor Store Application

NOTICE:  The Authority has revised the Liquor Store and Wine Store application to assist applicants in providing more complete and accurate information and complying with all mandatory requirements.  The primary changes include: a revision to the application checklist to verify compliance with ABC Law 100(7); a revision to the application to include the business website address; a new question verifying whether or not there is a transfer of an existing licensed business; an enhanced Financial Disclosure form which now completes calculations automatically; a new question regarding whether or not the store has a  "bullet-proof configuration" within the Establishment Questionnaire; and a better description and instructions for the Area Map with an example of an appropriate Area Map for reference.  The entire application has been revised to allow only one response to all “yes/no” questions in order to reduce errors.


All applicants should begin using the revised application immediately. The Authority will no longer accept old versions of the application effective October 15, 2015. The Application is located under the Forms Quick-Find page at the following link:


The Authority will continue to review the applications and review processes to determine if additional modifications are needed to better assist our customers.

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