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.

On-Premises Licenses/Permits
License & Permit Class / Privilege Type Description Authority
Class A Liquor License (LA)

For non-profit clubs (members and guests only). Allows non-profit clubs to sell alcoholic liquor, wine, beer and wine coolers for on-premises consumption only; no carry-out sales. Sales are restricted to members and guests.
Sign into eLicensing. See Authority  IC § 123.30(3)(a)

IC § 123.30(3)(a)
Class B Liquor License (LB)

For hotels and motels. Allows hotels and motels with 20 or more sleeping rooms to sell alcoholic liquor, wine, beer and wine coolers for on-premises consumption, including room service. Allows carry-out sales of beer and wine coolers in original unopened containers.
Sign into eLicensing. See Authority IC § 123.30(3)(b)

IC § 123.30(3)(b)
Class C Liquor License (LC)

For taverns, bars, restaurants, etc. Allows commercial establishments to sell alcoholic liquor, wine, beer and wine coolers for on-premises consumption. Allows carry-out sales of beer and wine coolers in original unopened containers.
Sign into eLicensing. See Authority IC § 123.30(3)(c)(1)

IC § 123.30(3)(c)(1)
Special Class C Liquor License (BW)

For taverns, bars, restaurants, etc. Allows commercial establishments to sell wine, beer and wine coolers for on-premises consumption. Also allows carry-out sales of beer and wine coolers in original unopened containers.
Sign into eLicensing. See Authority IC § 123.30(3)(c)(2)

IC § 123.30(3)(c)(2)
Class C Native Wine (WCN)

Allows commercial establishments to sell Iowa native wine for on-premises consumption. Also allows carry-out sales of Iowa native wine in original unopened containers. Sunday sales are included.
Sign into eLicensing. See Authority IC § 123.178B

IC § 123.178B
Class B Beer Permit (BB)

For taverns, bars, restaurants, etc. Allows commercial establishments to sell beer and wine coolers for on-premises consumption. Also allows carry-out sales of beer and wine coolers in original unopened containers.
Sign into eLicensing. See Authority IC § 123.131

IC § 123.131
Class D Liquor License (LD)

For trains, airplanes and watercraft. Allows railroads, air common carriers and passenger-carrying boats or ships operating inland or on boundary waters to sell alcoholic liquor, wine, beer and wine coolers for on-premises consumption only. No carry-out sales.
Sign into eLicensing. See Authority IC § 123.30(3)(d)

IC § 123.30(3)(d)
NOTE:

Five-day, 14-day, 6-month and 8-month licenses are available for all on-premises license/permits. See Authority IC § 123.34

IC § 123.34

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