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Liquor License

Important Notice

If you are planning a special event during the upcoming holidays and intend to sell or serve alcohol, an Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control application must be submitted to the Glendale Tax & License Division no later than Monday, Nov. 17.  Click here for details Special Events License.

General Overview

Any person who wishes to sell spirituous liquor in Arizona must first apply at the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control for a state liquor license, including any new liquor establishments or any changes in ownership or location for an existing license.

After making such an application with the state, persons wishing to conduct business within the City where spirituous liquor is sold shall also make application to the Tax and License Division for a City of Glendale Liquor License and a Transaction Privilege (Sales) Tax License. No person shall engage or continue in business within the City until he has these licenses.

Application Process Overview:
The approval process normally takes 45  to 90 days once a complete application has been filed, unless there is a delay in filing the use permit with the City. The Department of Liquor Licenses and Control files the application once it is deemed complete. When an application is not complete, it is returned to the applicant with specific instructions to assist in the satisfactory completion of the application.

Liquor control will mail the completed application to the City, where it will be processed and assigned a City Council meeting.The City will issue a letter to the applicant/agent indicating receipt of the application and outlining the next steps for completion.

An application for a City of Glendale Liquor License must be completed and submitted. Click here for Liquor application and fees.

Various City departments will review the application. Upon approval from the various departments, the City Council will review the application and make a recommendation of approval or denial to liquor control. Liquor control makes the final determination.

Use Permit Requirements: Some license may require you  to obtain a Use Permit through the Glendale Transportation and Planning Department. This process takes approximately two months to complete, so you are urged to submit the application early on in the process to the Planning Division.  For further information regarding the Use Permit, please contact a Planning representative at (623) 930-2800.

License Requirements: A Glendale Transaction Privilege Tax license is required. If you already have one, indicate the license number on the liquor application. If you do not have one, submit an application for a Glendale Transaction Privilege Tax License with the prorated license fee and nonrefundable application fee.

Also, it is imperative that you contact the Planning Department for information regarding the planning requirements at (623) 930-2800.

All Glendale sales tax accounts on which you are listed as an owner or officer must be current. To obtain a recommendation for approval any outstanding taxes, penalties, interest, or license fees must be paid.

Time is critical in the completion of the above outlined steps. The Department of Liquor Licenses and Control requires immediate City action. Since delay in the completion of these requirements could cause a recommendation for denial of this application, it is recommended that immediate action be taken to start this process.

Extension of Premises: Request a temporary or permanent extension of premises for an existing establishment (within the event footprint) that is already licensed to sell alcohol. This serving area needs to be contiguous to temporarily expand or enlarge the area which is covered by a current liquor license.

A permanent extension of premises is required to obtain a use permit Glendale Transportation and Development Service Department. This process takes approximately two to four months to complete, so you are urged to submit the application early on in the process to the Planning Division. For further information regarding the Use Permit, please contact a Planning representative at (623) 930-2800.

List of Series Numbers and fees

Pursuant to Glendale City Code Sec. 4-23, the following application fees and license fees shall be charged for the following classifications of City liquor licenses:

Liquor License Application and Annual License Fees:

Lic. Type Description Application Fee Jan 1 - Mar 31 Apr 1 - Jun 30 Jul 1 - Sep 30 Oct 1 - Dec 31 License Term Renewal Fee
L01 Series 1 In-State Producer
$1,000.00
$1,000.00
$750.00
$500.00
$250.00
annual
$1,000.00
L02 Series 2 Out-of-State Producer
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
annual
$0.00
L03 Series 3 Microbrewery
$1,000.00
$1,000.00
$750.00
$500.00
$250.00
annual
$1,000.00
L04 Series 4 Wholesaler
$1,000.00
$1,000.00
$750.00
$500.00
$250.00
annual
$1,000.00
L05 Series 5 Government
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
annual
$0.00
L06 Series 6 Bar
$1,000.00
$800.00
$600.00
$400.00
$200.00
annual
$800.00
L07 Series 7 Beer & Wine Bar
$1,000.00
$400.00
$300.00
$200.00
$100.00
annual
$400.00
L08 Series 8 Conveyance
$1,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
annual
$0.00
L09 Series 9 Liquor Store w/Sampling
$1,000.00
$400.00
$300.00
$200.00
$100.00
annual
$400.00
L10 Series 10 Beer & Wine Store w/Sampling
$1,000.00
$200.00
$150.00
$100.00
$50.00
annual
$200.00
L11 Series 11 Hotel/Motel
$1,000.00
$400.00
$300.00
$200.00
$100.00
annual
$400.00
L12 Series 12 Restaurant w/Grill Bill
$1,000.00
$400.00
$300.00
$200.00
$100.00
annual
$400.00
L13 Series 13 Domestic Farm Winery
$1,000.00
$1,000.00
$750.00
$500.00
$250.00
annual
$1,000.00
L14 Series 14 Private Club
$1,000.00
$200.00
$150.00
$100.00
$50.00
annual
$200.00
L15 Series 15 Special Event
$0.00
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
per day
$25.00
L16 Series 16 Wine Festival/Fair
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
per day
$0.00

Any fees for fingerprint processing or criminal history information checks shall be in addition to the fees specified herein.

Timeline for Internal Processing:
For more information on the time frames of an application submitted to the City for obtaining a license (permit), click here.

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