Liquor License Renewal

2022 - Liquor License Renewal Application

A shorter and simpler Renewal Application will be used for the 2022-2023 licensing year. The authorized agent(s) completing the application will be required to swear to the validity of the answers provided on the application. If you'd prefer a paper application, please contact the City Clerk's Office at [email protected] 

2022-2023 Liquor License Renewal Application (PDF) 

City of Aurora Municipal Code Chapter 6 - Alcoholic Liquor

Required Information:

  • License fee (if applicable-see application)
  • Disclosure of Business Structure/Ownership Changes or Management is Required
  • Lease/proof of ownership (if modifications have been made in the last 12 months)
  • Dram Shop Insurance (Liquor Liability Insurance) - Must name the City of Aurora as a Certificate holder
  • Current/Valid State Liquor License
  • Confirmation that the Business is in Good Standing with the Illinois Secretary of State
  • Confirmation that the business has a current County Health Department Certificate
  • Video Gaming Audit (if applicable) 2022 Video Gaming Audit (PDF)
  • Copy of Current Menu (if Changed in the last 12 months)
  • BASSET Certificates for all employees that serve or sell alcohol (if they are not already on file with the City of Aurora).
  • SOCIAL CLUBS ONLY: Current list of names, dates of birth and addresses for Officers
  • Background checks for all owners, officers and managers required every 3 years. 2022 Fingerprint Information (PDF)

2022 - Endorsement Application
Please complete this application if you want to add any of the listed endorsements to your liquor license.  The available endorsements are listed on the application along with the license classes that are eligible to apply for endorsements.  Please note that submission of an Endorsement Application does not guarantee that an endorsement will be granted.  All applications will be reviewed by the appropriate reviewing body, specifically the Local Liquor Control Commissioner and/or the City Council. 2022 Endorsement Application (PDF)

Change of Manager (Section 6-20)
Any changes in manager(s) require a background check. Please follow these instructions: 

2022 Change of Owner/Officer/Manager Request Form (PDF)
Background Check Applicant Instructions (PDF)
Background Check Application (PDF)
Out of State Applicant Information (PDF

BASSET Training Information (Section 6-23)
View the BASSET website.

Entertainment Reporting
As a requirement per your liquor license, the Entertainment Report is due to the City Clerk at least 5 days prior to the event. Please follow these instructions to submit your events via the City's entertainment calendar online.