Liquor License Renewal in NJ

Liquor license renwal in NJ

New Jersey, like its neighbor across the Delaware River, is a quota state; however, unlike Pennsylvania, liquor license renewals in NJ occur annually. Every spring, liquor licensees must go through the renewal process as all liquor licenses in NJ are effective from July 1 through June 30 of the following year. According to NJ’s Alcoholic […]

Liquor License Renewal in PA

liquor license renwal in Pa

Pennsylvania operates under a liquor license quota systems and is also a control state regarding the retail sale of alcohol. It’s no surprise, then, that there are a number of regulations regarding liquor license renewal in Pennsylvania. Unlike some other states, liquor licenses in PA only need to be renewed biennially (i.e. every other year), […]

Liquor License Renewal in Connecticut

CT liquor license renewal

Renewing a liquor license in Connecticut is easier than in some other states; however, there are still regulations to which you must adhere to avoid headaches or worse, license suspension or revocation. Unlike its neighbor to the north, Connecticut is not a state that uses a quota system for issuance of liquor licenses. Additionally, it […]

Liquor License Renewals in Massachusetts

Liquor License Renewal in MA

Once you have cleared the challenge of obtaining a liquor license, you can breathe a sigh of relief and focus on running your establishment. However, there are also intricacies with liquor license renewals. In Massachusetts, both on-premises and off-premises (typically referred to as pouring and retail licenses, respectively) licenses must be renewed annually. Liquor licenses […]

New Liquor License Law Affects Utah

Utah Liquor License Law

A new law that went into effect on July 1st changes the way liquor licenses change hands in Utah. In a state with some of the strictest liquor laws in the country, liquor licenses can now be sold on the open market in Utah. This change directly contrasts proposals for liquor license quota elimination in […]

Different States Have a Multitude of Liquor License Types

Multitude of Liquor Licence Types

Whether you want to serve or sell alcohol in a state with a quota system or in a state without such a system, you’re going to need a liquor license. That’s not as easy as it sounds since every state has various types of liquor licenses. In the simplest form, we can break them into […]

Liquor License Lotteries Across the Country

Liquor License Lotteries

In states with liquor license quota systems, those quotas are based on population counts. When populations increase, mathematically more liquor licenses can be issued, and that is done with liquor license lotteries in some states. Many of the complaints regarding quota systems stem from the fact that the supply-and-demand economics that these systems create artificially […]

Navigating Liquor License Quotas

navigating the liquor license quotat system

Many would-be restaurateurs and pub owners, as well as national chains interested in expanding into new states or geographic regions, can find many roadblocks when navigating liquor license quotas in states that have them. Not the least of these roadblocks may be exorbitant prices due to supply and demand economics. We noted recently in “Rising […]

Rising Liquor License Prices

rising liquor license prices

With Independence Day looming, images of Philadelphia, home of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell abound. The city associated with American independence is also associated with rising liquor license prices. Pennsylvania is one of 17 states that use a liquor license quota system. Philadelphia has seen liquor licenses steadily increasing in value. Licenses that sold […]

Liquor License Quotas: Supply, Demand, and Value

Liquor License Supply and Demand

The concept of limiting liquor licenses with a quota system resulted from the repeal of Prohibition and governing bodies’ desire to continue exerting some control over the process. (For more on Prohibition, see “Understanding Alcohol Regulation” and “Alcohol Deregulation Problems.”) Currently, 17 states still issue liquor licenses based on a quota system. These states include […]