Operating a Municipal Liquor Store

Informational Memo

Published: October 26, 2020

Operating a Municipal Liquor Store
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This material contains general information; it should not be used as a substitute for legal advice.  Any attorney general opinions cited in this material are available on request from the League’s Research and Information Service staff.

Understand the city’s role in operating a municipal liquor store, including the establishment and operation of on-sale and off-sale stores, what to do with funds and profits, and financial reporting requirements. Also learn about how to abolish a municipal liquor store.