Liquor Licensing and Regulation

Information Memo

Published: June 3, 2022

Liquor Licensing and Regulation
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This content conveys general information. Do not use it as a substitute for legal advice. Any attorney general opinions cited are available from the League’s Research staff.

Learn about types of liquor licenses and what each allows as well as criteria that applicants and their establishments must meet for the various types of licenses. Outlines liquor licensing procedure, state and local regulations imposed on liquor license holders, and insurance and liability concerns.  Charts summarize fees, license numbers, who issues and approves.  Find out the distinctions between 3.2 licenses, intoxicating and non-intoxicating liquor, use of  liquor ballot election questions like Sunday sales, local option (dry cities), or split liquor (i.e. private and municipal sales).

Use this model document with the discussion on “Liquor Licensing”: