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Businesses in Alabama can open and operate within two years of receiving a liquor license from the state Department of Revenue.
Businesses must provide liquor sales receipts and pay a $25 fee to receive a license.
Business owners must also pay a fee of $25 to get a liquor permit.
If a business is not located within 100 miles of a liquor store, it must open an additional 250 feet in order to open.
Business owners must notify the department within 15 days if a new business is opening.
Liquor licenses can be issued for up to two years, but there is a maximum of two years that liquor licenses can remain in effect.
Loss of business registration is a serious issue in Alabama, and this is particularly true for small businesses.
In order to keep a liquor business in business, it is important to make sure that the business maintains a mailing address and phone number, that employees are in compliance with the liquor license requirements, and that all employees have proper ID.
Lawnmowers and fire trucks in Alabama carry the Liquor License (L) or Liquor ID Card (LIDC) to display to potential customers.
A LIDC allows customers to purchase a limited amount of liquor in a bar, tavern, restaurant, or liquor store.LICENSED BUSINESSES:LICENSE INFORMATION (PDF)This is the easiest form to fill out for an Alabama business license application.
If you do not have the required information, you can request an application at any Alabama Department of Public Safety (APS) office.
The information you need to fill this out includes the following:Name:Street address:City:State:Zip Code:Postal Code:Phone Number:Fax Number:Email address:Phone (optional):Email address (required):Phone number (required, for business applicants):A copy of your business license is required to receive your business card.
The fee is $25.
For more information, visit the Alabama Department on Business and Industry website.
The Department of Liquor Control will not accept an application for an extension of a license until the applicant has been issued a license or issued a new liquor license.
The application must be submitted in person at the ALPS Office, 301 E. Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 35203.
The application can also be sent to the ALAPS Division of Business Licensing and Control at 201 E. Jefferson Ave., Birmingham, AL 37207.
The state’s Business Licenses Division receives and issues licenses and permits to licensed businesses in the state.
The division also enforces all regulations of the state’s liquor laws, including the requirements for liquor license holders.
The division maintains a toll-free phone number at 1-800-828-5678 or online at the Division of Liquors (ALSPAC) website.ALSPACE:STATE PROPOSED NEW LAND USE (PDF), ALABAMA STATUS REPORT, ALABOMANIC PROPERTY AND TRADE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, ALAPACLES STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, ALASKA STATE TRADE COMMISSIONAL OFFICE, ALA.
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