Liquor Licensing

License Fees by Class


  • Class A Tavern - $2,070
  • Class B Fraternal Society or Club - $2,070
  • Class C Package Liquor - $1,815
  • Class D-1 Metropolitan Exposition and Auditorium - $1,815
  • Class D-2 Theatrical Arts Facility - $1,815
  • Class E Restaurant - $2,070
  • Class F Beer and Wine Restaurant - $1,815
  • Class F-1 Beer and Wine Restaurant with Package Sales - $2,000
  • Class G Package Beer and Wine - $1,650

  • Class H Golf Course/Club House - $2,070
  • Class I Specialty Basket - $550
  • Class J Hotel (Full Service) - $2,070
  • Class K Catering - $825
  • Class L Riverboat Facility - $2,070
    • Members Only Lounge - $4,140
  • Class M (Limited Service) - $2,070
  • Class N Specialty Package - $1,815

New Liquor Licenses


Forms & Applications


Complete the main section, business information sheet, financial disclosure form, personal information form and probationary agreement/management plan of the application (PDF).

Complete the personal information form (PDF). The fee is dependent on the selected vendor. The City Clerk will send out instructions for background check upon receipt of the Personal Information Form.

Required Information


  • $250 application fee
  • Certificate of registration (Food and Beverage Tax)
  • Certificate of occupancy
  • Certificate of incorporation
  • Seating chart drawn to scale, including outdoor patio space if applicable
  • Lease/Proof of Ownership

  • Dram Shop Insurance (Liquor Liability Insurance)
  • County Health Department Certificate
  • Menu (if applicable)
  • State Liquor License
  • State-Certified Beverage Alcohol Sellers/Servers Training Certificates for all employees selling or serving alcohol

Liquor License Renewal


Complete the application (PDF)

Required Information


  • License fee
  • Lease/proof of ownership
  • Dram Shop Insurance (Liquor Liability Insurance)
  • Current Certificate of Good Standing (Secretary of State)
  • Current County Health Department Certificate

  • Copy of Current Menu(s)
  • Current/Valid State Liquor License
  • BASSET Certificates for all employees that serve or sell alcohol
  • CLASS B ONLY: Current list of names, dates of birth and addresses for Officers and Members

Change of Manager (Section 6-20)


View the change in manager form (PDF). The fee is dependent on the selected vendor. The City Clerk will send out instructions for background check upon receipt of the Personal Information Form

Temporary Liquor Permit (Section 6-10)


Access the temporary liquor permit application (PDF).

Required Information


  • $25 per day fee (maximum of 4 consecutive days)
  • Dram Shop Insurance (Liquor Liability Insurance) to the maximum amount covering the day(s) of the event.
  • State Liquor License
  • BASSET Training Certificates
  • Any other documents the local liquor commissioner may request pursuant to state or local liquor control laws, rules and regulations.

BASSET Training Information (Section 6-23)


View the BASSET website.

Entertainment Reporting


The entertainment reporting form (PDF) is due to the City Clerk at least 5 days prior to the event.