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Effective January 5th, 2024, applicants for new alcohol licenses will be required to upload all relevant documentation into eLAPS before being able to submit the application.
For details, see Update to eLAPS Documentation Requirements.

License/Permit Fees

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On-Premises

Class "F" Retail Alcohol License (LF)

Fee for Class "F" Retail Alcohol License Column one has conditions to be met for population and number of members. The other columns have the license duration and fee required.
Population & Members 12-Month 8-Month 14-Day 5-Day
In city over 2,000 and club has more than 250 members $780.00 $390.00 $195.00 $97.50
In city under 2,000 or club with less than 250 members $520.00 $260.00 $130.00 $65.00
Veterans organization open one day per week, or 52 days or less, per year $260.00 $130.00 $65.00 $32.50

Special Class "C" Retail Alcohol License (BW)

Fee for Special Class "C" Retail Alcohol License Column one has the population needed. The other columns have the license duration and fee.
Population12-Month8-Month14-Day5-Day
Within cities of 15,000 or more$585.00$292.50$146.25$73.13
Within cities more than 2,500 but less than 15,000$390.00$195.00$97.50$48.75
Within cities of 2,500 or less$195.00$97.50$48.75$24.38

Class "D" Retail Alcohol License (LD)

Fee for Class "D" Retail Alcohol License Column one has type of vehicle. The other columns have the license duration and fee.
Classification 12-Month 8-Month 14-Day 5-Day
Boats $150.00 $75.00 $37.50 $18.75
Trains $500.00 $250.00 $125.00 $62.50
Planes $500.00 $250.00 $125.00 $62.50

Class "C" Retail Alcohol License (LC)

Fees for Class "C" Retail Alcohol License Column one has conditions to be met for population. The other columns have the license duration and fee.
Population12-Month8-Month14-Day5-Day
Within cities of 15,000 or more$1,625.00$812.50$406.25$203.13
Within cities more than 2,500 but less than 15,000$1,170.00$585.00$292.50$146.25
Within cities of 2,500 or less$715.00$357.50$178.75$89.38

Special Class "C" Retail Native Wine License (WCN)

Fees for Special Class "C" Retail Native Wine License
DurationFee
12-month$125.00

Charity Beer, Spirits, and Wine Special Event License (CE)

Fees for Charity Beer, Spirits, and Wine Special Event License
Duration Fee
Up to 36 hours $100.00

Off-Premises

Class "B" Retail Alcohol License (LG)

Fees for Class "B" Retail Alcohol License Fee structure is population-based first, then by square footage.
Population Square Footage
Less than 1,500 sq. ft. 1,501 - 2,000 sq. ft. 2,001 - 5,000 sq. ft. Over 5,000 sq. ft.
Over 15,000 $250.00 $350.00 $500.00 $750.00
2,501 - 14,999 $150.00 $250.00 $350.00 $500.00
Less than 2,500 $75.00 $150.00 $250.00 $350.00

Class "E" Retail Alcohol License (LE)

Fees for Class "E" Retail Alcohol License Fee structure is population-based first, then by square footage.
Population Square Footage
Less than 1,500 sq. ft. 1,501 - 2,000 sq. ft. 2,001 - 5,000 sq. ft. Over 5,000 sq. ft.
Over 15,000 $2,500.00 $3,500.00 $5,000.00 $7,500.00
2,501 - 14,999 $1,500.00 $2,500.00 $3,500.00 $5,000.00
Less than 2,500 $750.00 $1,500.00 $2,500.00 $3,500.00

Special Class "B" Retail Native Wine License (WBN)

Fees for Special Class "B" Retail Native Wine License
Duration Fee
12-month $125.00

Manufacturing/Wholesaling/Importing

Name Duration Fee
Vintner's Certificate of Compliance (CV) 12-month $200.00
Class "A" Native Distilled Spirits License (ND) 12-month $300.00
Class "A" Wine Permit (Native) (WAN) 12-month $100.00
Class "A" Beer Permit (BA) 12-month $750.00
Class "A" Beer Permit (Native) (BAN) 12-month $300.00
Special Class "A" Beer Permit (Brewpub) 12-month $300.00
Brewer's Certificate of Compliance (CB) 12-month $200.00
Class "A" Wine Permit (WA) 12-month $750.00
Manufacturer's License (CM) 12-month $300.00
Distiller's Certificate of Compliance (CD) 12-month $200.00
Broker's Permit (SP) 12-month $25.00

Shipper/Carrier

Name Duration Fee
Wine Direct Shipper Permit (DS) 12-month $25.00
Wine Carrier Permit (AC) 12-month $100.00