Retail Liquor Store

Sale of beer, wine, and liquor by the package for off-premises consumption.  

Retail Liquor Stores may sell non-food items related to the consumption of liquor (e.g. soft drinks and mixers; tobacco products; coasters, glasses, stir sticks, etc.) 


  • Sale, service and consumption of beer, wine, and liquor in sealed containers for off-premises consumption
Seven days a week between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 Midnight
Multiple ownership is not allowed with retail liquor store licenses except in an arts license or an airline public transportation system license 
A 500 foot distance restriction from public and parochial schools, colleges, universities, and seminaries applies to new retail liquor store applications.

Application Fees:

State - $1025.00

City - $750.00


License fees will be calculated at the time the permanent license is issued.

See documents required for a liquor license application.

A list of the names of all mangers of retail liquor store licenses must be provided to the state and local authorities.

Additional documents may be required for this class of license.  Check with the Department of Excise and Licenses for specific requirements.

The names of all managers of Retail Liquor Store licenses must be provided to the local and state licensing authorities whether a principal to the licensee or someone else manages the licensed premises.

State Statutes

Plan Extra Time!

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Inspections and paperwork can take longer than you expect.  Plan extra time to get your license.