Official website for the City of Aurora, Illinois. Mayor Robert J. O'Connor

Liquor Licensing

    • Chapter 6 of the Municipal Code
    • License Fees by Class:
      • Class A Tavern -- $2,070.00
      • Class B Fraternal Society or Club -- $2,070.00
      • Class C Package Liquor -- $1,815.00
      • Class D-1 Metropolitan Exposition and Auditorium -- $1,815.00
      • Class D-2 Theatrical Arts Facility -- $1,815.00
      • Class E Restaurant -- $2,070.00
      • Class F Beer and Wine Restaurant -- $1,815.00
      • Class F-1 Beer and Wine Restaurant with Package Sales -- $2,000.00
      • Class G Package Beer and Wine -- $1,650.00
      • Class H Golf Course/Club House -- $2,070.00
      • Class I Specialty Basket -- $550.00
      • Class J Hotel (Full Service) -- $2,070.00
      • Class K Catering -- $825.00
      • Class L Riverboat Facility -- $2,070.00
        • Members Only Lounge -- $4,140.00
      • Class M (Limited Service) -- $2,070.00
      • Class N Specialty Package -- $1,815.00
    • New Liquor License
      • Complete application (main section, business information sheet, financial disclosure form, personal information form, probationary agreement/management plan)
      • Personal Information Form
        • Fee dependent on the selected vendor. The City Clerk will send out instructions for background check upon receipt of the Personal Information Form
      • Revenue and Collections F&B applications
      • Required information:
        • $250.00 Application fee
        • Certificate of registration (Food & 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 application
        • 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 (Sec. 6-20)
        • Change in manager form
        • Fee 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 (Sec. 6-10)
        • Application
        • $25.00 per day fee (maximum of four 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 (Sec. 6-23)
    • Entertainment Reporting