License Classifications

The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division issues licenses and permits as specified by Iowa law. License classifications fall into three main categories – retail, wholesale, and manufacture/import. Although seasonal licenses are available in certain classifications, most licenses expire one year from the date of issuance.

Select a License Category or enter your key words into the License Class/Privilege Type search field to narrow the results.

Off-Premises Licenses/Permits
License & Permit Class / Privilege Type Description Authority
Class B Wine Permit (WB)

For grocery, liquor and convenience stores, etc. Allows for the sale of wine for off-premises consumption in original unopened containers. Sunday sales are included. No sales by the drink.
Sign into eLicensing. See Authority IC §123.178

IC § 123.178
Class B Native Wine Permit (WBN)

For grocery, liquor and convenience stores, etc. Allows for the sale of Iowa native wine for off-premises consumption in original unopened containers. Sunday sales are included. No sales by the drink.
Sign into eLicensing. See Authority IC §123.178A

IC § 123.178A
Class C Beer Permit (BC)

For grocery, liquor and convenience stores, etc. Allows for the sale of beer and wine coolers for off-premises consumption in original unopened containers. No sales by the drink.
Sign into eLicensing. See Authority IC §123.132

IC § 123.132
Class E Liquor License (LE)

For grocery, liquor and convenience stores, etc. Allows for the sale of alcoholic liquor for off-premises consumption in original unopened containers. No sales by the drink. Sunday sales are included. Also allows wholesale sales to on-premises Class A, B, C and D liquor licensees but must have a TTB Federal Wholesale Basic Permit.

Sign into eLicensing. See Authority IC §123.30(3)(e)

IC § 123.30(3)(e)
Charity Beer, Spirits, and Wine Auction Permit (CP)

For non-profit entities. Allows an authorized non-profit entity to auction beer, alcoholic liquor and wine during an event which raises funds solely to be used for educational, religious or charitable purposes. The permit is valid for 36 consecutive hours, and the authorized non-profit entity may receive up to two permits per calendar year.
Sign into eLicensing.. See Authority IC §123.173A

IC § 123.173A
NOTE:

Six-month and eight-month permits are available for class B wine permits. Only 12-month licenses/permits may be issued for class E liquor licenses and class C beer permits. See Authority IC § 123.34

IC § 123.34

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