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Permit Types

There are over 30 different permits available through the New York State Liquor Authority. The term of each permit depends on the type of permit. Some permits are only available for 24 hours, while others last for three years. There are four main categories of permits:

  1. Special Event Permits: One-Day Beer and Wine, Catering, All Night, Charitable Event
  2. Transportation Permits: Trucking, Fleet Trucking, Fleet Company, Aircraft, Steamship
  3. Marketing and Representative Permits: Tasting (Marketing), Broker, Negotiator
  4. Miscellaneous Permits: Warehouse, Alcohol, Banking, Bottling, Brewer Tasting, Drug Store, Minor Entertainer, Fire Insurance, Homemade Wine Tasting, Industrial Alcohol, Institute of Higher Education. Lienor, Manufacturer of Non-Beverage Products, Plenary Miscellaneous, Reconditioning, Sheriff, Taxicab

 

You are required to read the terms and conditions for the permit you apply for and sign the Applicant/Principal Authorization Form to certify that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions.

All of the permits listed below are available online. You can complete and submit your application and payment online using the New You State License Center: 

 

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One-Day Beer and Wine Permit

A One-Day Beer and Wine Permit, also known as a Temporary Beer, Wine and Cider Permit, authorizes the sale of wine, beer or cider at retail for consumption at a gathering for a period of 24 hours. The application for this permit must be received by the Liquor Authority a minimum of 15 business days prior to the event. 

During the event, no alcoholic beverages sold by the permittee can consumed outside of the area that is licensed. For example, if your permit is for a tent at a fair, anyone who purchased alcohol from you must consume the alcohol in the tent and can't take remove the alcohol from the tent. 

With the exception of certain Not-for-Profits, the ABC Law limits the number of One-Day Beer and Wine Permits that can be issued for a location to four permits during a 12-month period. 

Licensees and members of the general public can apply for a One-Day Beer and Wine Permit.

One-Day Beer and Wine Permit Fee: $36 per point of sale, per day

 

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Catering Permit

A Catering Permit is a one-day permit that authorizes currently licensed on-premises retailers to provide alcoholic beverages at specific, private events located off the premises. The applicant must provide food, in addition to alcoholic beverages at the event. Applicants may not cater for themselves.

Catering Permit for Club Licensees authorizes a club licensee to provide alcoholic beverages to members only for use at events located off the licensed premises.

The application for a Catering Permit must be received by the Liquor Authority a minimum of 15 business days prior to the event. 

Food must be provided by the applicant, meeting the minimum requirements under the ABC Law, for example: salads, soups, sandwiches, finger foods. Pretzels and potato chips do not meet minimum requirements for food.

Only active on-premises retail licensees can apply for a Catering Permit. 

Catering Permit and Catering Permit for Club Licensees Fee: $48 per point of sale, per day

 

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Tasting Permit

A Tasting Permit, also known as a Marketing Permit, authorizes a licensed manufacturer or wholesaler, or an unlicensed out-of-state supplier or a licensed in-state supplier to:

  • Conduct tastings and provide samples of the permit holders' products to consumers;
  • Accept orders from licensed retailers on behalf of a wholesaler licensed in NYS authorized to sell such product at wholesale; and
  • Sell their products by the bottle to consumers during tastings

 

A Tasting Permit can be used at the following events/locations:

  • An establishment licensed to sell at retail the alcoholic beverages that will be tasted (i.e. liquor store, bar, restaurant);
  • The State Fair, recognized county fairs and farmers markers operated on a not-for-profit basis; and
  • Outdoor and indoor gatherings, functions, occasions or events sponsored by a bona fide charitable organization

In order to use the Tasting Permit for other indoor or outdoor events not listed above, the Authority must be notified at least 15 days before the event and grant approval for the use of the permit at the particular function.

Tasting Permits may only be used at events where no fee is charged by the supplier or wholesaler to a consumer attending or participating in the event. Each sample given at the event must be limited to 3 oz. or less for beer, wine products and cider, to 2 oz. for wine and to 1/4 oz. for liquor. Liquor and wine used for tastings do not have to be price posted items, however, liquor and wine sold by the bottle must be price posted. 

The supplier of the alcoholic beverages at the event must obtain a Transportation Permit or use a company that has a transportation permit in order to transport the alcoholic beverages to the event site. Manufacturers can use a car owned by the manufacturing company.

Out-of-state suppliers and licensed in-state wholesalers and manufacturers can apply for a Tasting Permit.

One-Time Tasting Permit Fee: $25

Three-Year Tasting Permit Fee: $395

 

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Special Event Permits

All Night Permits

An All Night Permit authorizes current on-premises licensees to remain open to sell alcoholic beverages between the closing hour prescribed by statue or by the county government and 8AM on New Year's Eve. The application for this permit must be received by the Liquor Authority 45 days prior to the date of the event (November 16th). Under the law, all Night Permits can not be issued for a Sunday.

Notice of the licensee's intent to apply for the permit must be sent to the local police department, or if there is no local police department, to the County's Sheriff's Department. Proof that the notice was mailed must be included with the application.

Only active on-premises retail licensees can apply for an All Night Permit.

NOTE: In deciding whether to issue the permit, the Authority will consider the licensee's disciplinary history (including pending charges) and whether, given the nature of the event, the licensee has adequate facilities and security plans in place. The Authority's Licensing Bureau will make a decision on each application within 10 business days of filing. If the Licensing Bureau denies the application, the licensee can request a review of the decision by a Member of the Authority. Such requests should be sent to the Office of Counsel at the Authority's Albany office. A Member of the Authority will review the decision and make a final determination within 10 business days of receipt of the request.

All Night Permit Fee: $61 per point of sale

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Charitable Permits

A Charitable Permit is a one-time permit that authorizes a charitable, religious, civic or educational organization to sell alcoholic beverages, at auction. All alcoholic beverages sold must be in a sealed container and may not be consumed on the premises at the event. No more than 80 cases can be sold.

The funds raised by the sale of alcoholic beverages with a Charitable Permit must be used for non-profit purposes of the organization. The application must provide a statement as to how alcoholic beverages are to be acquired: purchase, gift or otherwise. 

Licensees and members of the public can apply for a Charitable Permit, but only on the behalf of a charitable, religious, civic or educational organization.

Charitable Permit Fee: $20

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Transportation Permits

Trucking Permit

A Trucking Permit authorizes the permittee to transport alcoholic beverages.

You must submit an authorization form and a $1,000 penal bond with your application.

Trucking Permit Fee: $173 per truck

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Fleet Trucking Permit

A Fleet Trucking Permit authorizes the permittee to transport alcoholic beverages in any and all vehicles owned or hired, and operated by the permittee. A Fleet Permit allows the licensee to register all vehicles under a blanket permit without having to provide detailed information on each vehicle and allow adding and removing of vehicles without notification to the Liquor Authority.

You must submit an authorization form and a $1,000 penal bond with your application.

Fleet Trucking Permit Fee: $6,420

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Fleet Company Permit

A Fleet Company Permit authorizes a New York State licensed manufacturer or wholesaler a company permit to cover any and all vehicles over 65,000 pounds hired or contracted for a term. In lieu of the sign required to be affixed to each vehicle, the holder of the company permit may have in the cab of such hired or contracted vehicle a copy of the permit, noting the time and date alcoholic beverages departed the company and the intended delivery time and date of destination of its company permit issues by the Authority.

You must submit an authorization form and a $1,000 penal bond with your application.

You must have a wholesale license to apply for a Fleet Company Permit.

Fleet Company Permit Fee: $6,420

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Aircraft Permit

An Aircraft Permit authorizes an aircraft company to purchase alcoholic beverages from a duly licensed manufacturer or wholesaler for consumption outside the territorial jurisdiction of New York State. A copy of the permit must be delivered to each manufacturer and wholesaler from whom purchases are made.

The alcoholic beverages purchased under the Aircraft Permit can not be offered for sale or sold in New York State. The alcoholic beverages must be delivered directly to the aircraft of the permittee or to a warehouse for which a warehouse permit has been issued by the Liquor Authority. Only alcoholic beverages in the original sealed contained which comply with the provisions of the law with respect to labels and sizes of containers can be purchased.

You must own and operate or charter and operate the aircraft to be eligible to apply for an Aircraft Permit.

One-Time Aircraft Permit Fee:  $36

Three-Year Aircraft Permit Fee: $788

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Steamship Permit

A Steamship Permit authorizes a steamship company to purchase alcoholic beverages from a duly licensed manufacturer or wholesaler for consumption outside the territorial jurisdiction of New York State. A copy of the permit must be delivered to each manufacturer and wholesaler from whom purchases are made.

The alcoholic beverages purchased under the Steamship Permit can not be offered for sale or sold in New York State. The alcoholic beverages must be delivered directly to the steamship of the permittee or to a warehouse for which a warehouse permit has been issued by the Liquor Authority. Only alcoholic beverages in the original sealed contained which comply with the provisions of the law with respect to labels and sizes of containers can be purchased.

You must own and operate or charter and operate the steamship to be eligible to apply for a Steamship Permit.

One-Time Aircraft Permit Fee:  $36

Three-Year Aircraft Permit Fee: $788

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Representative Permits

Broker Permit

A Broker Permit authorizes an individual to act as a broker in the purchase and sale of alcoholic beverages for a fee or commission, on behalf of a person authorized to manufacture or sell at wholesale alcoholic beverages.

A Broker may act only as an intermediary between wholesalers and manufacturers and may not negotiate with retailers and/or permittees. 

A Broker Permit can't be issued to any person who does not qualify under Section 126 of the ABC Law, except as to citizenship. Any person holding an interest in a license to manufacture or sell alcoholic beverages in any state is ineligible to hold a broker permit in New York State.

One-Time Broker Permit Fee: $36

Three-Year Broker Permit Fee: $788

 

Negotiator Permit

A Negotiator Permit allows authorized representatives of the applicant to negotiate and consummate an agreement for the establishment of an operating agency relationship for the distribution in New York State of the products of an out-of-state manufacturer or wholesaler. A Negotiator Permit can't be used to offer for sale, solicit or accept any order in New York State for the sale of any alcoholic beverages.

Negotiations can only be with a wholesaler who is authorized under their license to keep and offer for sale such alcoholic beverages. 

One-Time Negotiator Permit Fee: $36

Three-Year Negotiator Permit Fee: $620

Miscellaneous Permits

Alcohol Permit

An Alcohol Permit authorizes the purchase and use of alcohol by the superintendent, or duly authorized officer of a hospital, museum, laboratory, art, charitable, educational or similar public institution, or by a drug store, a licensed physician, dentist, veterinarian, optometrist, chiropodist, or to a manufacturing establishment using alcohol in its processes of manufacture.

Three-Year Alcohol Permit Fee: $38

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Banking Permit

A Banking Permit authorizes a bank or trust company organized under the banking law or a foreign banking corporation licensed by the superintendent of banks of this state or a banking corporation organized under the laws of the United States and doing business in this state to sell warehouse receipts pertaining to alcoholic beverages which it accepted as collateral security for a loan to a license, and which it acquired through default in payment of such loan.

Banking Permit Fee: $36

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Bottling Permit

A Bottling Permit authorizes a NYS licensed liquor or wine wholesaler to conduct bottling, recasking, filtering or clarifying operations.

Bottling Permit Fee: $4,820

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Brewer Tasting Permit

A Brewer Tasting Permit authorizes a licensee or his/her employee, a brewer or manufacturer, or an importer having a basic permit to obtain a permit to serve small samples of beer or malt beverages they produce or import at establishments licensed in NYS to sell beer at retail for on or off premises consumption. A Brewer Tasting Permit can also be used for serving small samples at annual fairs and the licensed premises of the holder of a beer wholesaer's license.

Licensees, brewers, manufacturers or importers can apply for a Brewer Tasting Permit.

One-Time Brewer Tasting Permit: $20

Annual Brewer Tasting Permit: $1,000

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Drug Store Permit

A Drug Store Permit authorizes the permittee to sell liquor or wine in the original sealed package for off-premises consumption only upon a written prescription by a regularly licensed physician and in the quantity not exceeding one pint of liquor and one quart of wine.

Drug Store Permit: $173

 

Entertainer - Minor Permit

An Entertainer - Minor Permit authorizes a permittee under the age of 18, with the consent of a parent or legal guardian, to appear as an entertainer on a premises licensed to sell alcoholic beverages at retail. This permit is only valid on the date or dates specified and at the licensed premises specified.

No Fee

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Fire Insurance - Salvage Company Permit

A Fire Insurance Permit authorizes a fire insurance or salvage company under the supervision of the NYS Department of Insurance to sell to licensees alcoholic beverages which came into its possession as a result of a fire on a licensed premises. 

Fire Insurance Permit Fee: $30

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Homemade Wine Tasting Function Permit

A Homemade Wine Tasting Function Permit authorizes a not-for-profit organization to conduct a tasting and/or competition for wines made by non-licensed individuals for personal or family use. Only one such permit may be issued to the not-for-profit organization during any calendar year.

There will be no charge to attendees of the event, either for the wine tastings or for admission into the event. Voluntary donations or charges for food souvenirs, etc. are all permissible.

Homemade Wine Tasting Function Permit Fee: $20

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Hospital Permit

A Hospital Permit authorizes a hospital to purchase liquor, wine or beer for medicinal use only in the treatment of bona fide patients of such hospital.

Hospital Permit Fee: $98

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Industrial Alcohol Permit 

An Industrial Alcohol Permit authorizes the permittee to purchase alcohol intended for use in the manufacture and sale of any of the following when they are unfit for beverage purchases:

  • Denatured alcohol purchased and used pursuant to acts of Congress and regulations promulgated thereunder;
  • Patent, proprietary, medicinal, pharmaceutical, antiseptic and toilet preparations;
  • Flavoring extracts, syrups and food products; and
  • Scientific, chemical, mechanical and industrial products

Industrial Alcohol Permit Fee: $212

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Industrial Alcohol Manufacturer - Fuel Only Permit

An Industrial Alcohol Manufacturer - Fuel Only Permit authorizes the permittee to manufacture alcohol intended for use and/or used for the manufacture of ethanol from biomass feedstock for use as fuel (including but not limited to motor fuel, heating fuel or fuel for process heat).

No more than 100,000 gallons can be manufactured annually for the use as a fuel. The ethanol manufactured must be for the permittee's personal use as fuel.

No Fee

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Industrial Alcohol Manufacturer Permit

An Industrial Alcohol Manufacturer Permit authorizes the permittee to manufacture alcohol intended for use and/or used for the following purposes:

  • For scientific, chemical, mechanical, industrial, medicinal and culinary purposes;
  • For use by those authorized to procure alcohol tax-free, as provided by the acts of Congress and regulations promulgated thereunder;
  • In the manufacture of denatured alcohol as provided by the acts of Congress and regulations promulgated thereunder;
  • In the manufacture of patented, parent, proprietary, medicinal, pharmaceutical, antiseptic, toilet, scientific, chemical, mechanical and industrial preparations or products, unfit for beverage purposes; and
  • In the manufacture of flavoring extracts and syrups, unfit for beverage purposes

Industrial Alcohol Manufacturer Permit Fee: $2,420

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Institute of Higher Education Permit

An Institute of Higher Education Permit authorizes an institution of higher education operating under authority granted by the State Education Department, to deliver or cause to be delivered alcohol beverages to a person who is at least 21 years of age enrolled in classes authorized by the institution of higher education and conducted by an instructor(s) engaged by the institution of higher education, provided that such person's tasting of alcoholic beverages is a required part of the class for instructional purposes.

One-Time Institute of Higher Education Permit Fee: $36

Annual Institute of Higher Education Permit Fee: $276

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Lienor Permit

A Lienor Permit authorizes a warehouseman, railroad company, steamship company or other person who has acquired a lien pursuant to the law for the storage or carriage of alcoholic beverages, to sell such alcoholic beverages to a licensee. A Lienor Permit is valid for one transaction only.

Lienor Permit Fee: $36

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Manufacturer of Non-Beverage Products Permit

A Manufacturer of Non-Beverage Products Permit authorizes the manufacturer of non-beverage products to purchase liquor, wine or beer from duly licenses manufacturers and wholesalers for use in the process of the manufacture of such products. 

One-Time Manufacturer of Non-Beverage Products Permit Fee: $36

Three-Year Manufacturer of Non-Beverage Products Permit Fee: $788

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Plenary Miscellaneous Permit

A Plenary Miscellaneous Permit authorizes the permittee to purchase, receive or sell alcoholic beverages or receipts, certificates, contracts or other documents pertaining to alcoholic beverages, in cases not otherwise expressly provided for by this chapter, when in the judgement of the Authority would be appropriate and consistent with the purpose of this chapter.

Plenary Miscellaneous Permit Fee: $30

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Plenary Miscellaneous For Marketing Research Testing Permit

A Plenary Miscellaneous for Marketing Research Testing Permit authorizes market research companies to conduct a tasting for market research. Permits will only be issued for each approved date. The application for this permit must be filed 30 days prior to the scheduled market research test.

Plenary Miscellaneous for Marketing Research Testing Permit Fee: $30

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Reconditioning Permit

A Reconditioning Permit authorizes the permittee to recondition liquor and/or wine manufactured outside New York State and filter, clarify, rebottle, label, relabel or repack such liquor or wine. This permit is valid for one day only.

Reconditioning Permit Fee: $26

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Sheriff Marshall, Receiver, Executor, Assignee Permit

A Sheriff Marshall, Receiver, Executor, Assignee Permit authorizes the permittee to sell alcoholic beverages which came into the applicant's possession pursuant to a judicial process. This permit is valid for one transaction only.

Sheriff Marshall, Receiver, Executor, Assignee Permit Fee: $36

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Taxicab Delivery Permit

A Taxicab Delivery Permit authorizes a duly licensed taxicab to deliver only wine or liquor sold at retail in cities having a population of one million or less. 

Taxicab Delivery Permit Fee: $71

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Warehouse Permit

A Warehouse Permit authorizes the permittee to store alcoholic beverages in a location other than in a licensed premises. 

Warehouse Permit Fee: $788

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