The cost of a Retail liquor license is $750.00. You must have your local liquor license, Sales Tax number /Illinois Business Tax (IBT) number, and Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) before you can receive your state retail liquor license. A certificate of insurance is required for licensees with on-premise consumption or a combination of on/off-premise consumption. You must also provide a photocopy of your local license. NOTE: A receipt from the purchase of your local license is not acceptable.
|Special Use Permit|
A Special Use Permit is required for current retail liquor license holders to hold any special off-premise event(s). The cost of the license is $150.00 for a one day event, $250.00 if the event's duration is two days or more up to a maximum of 15 consecutive calendar days. There is a $25 late fee if the license is applied for less than 14 days before the event. Local approval and Dram Shop insurance are required.
|Special Event Retailer|
The cost of a Special Event Retailer license is $25. There is a $25 late fee if the license is applied for less than 14 days before the event. You must prove Not-for-Profit status and provide a physical address for the location for the event. You may not use a P.O. Box or a Rural Route for the organization's address (a P.O. Box can be used for the mailing address only). Local approval and Dram Shop insurance are required.
|Specialty Retailer Application|
A Specialty Retailer license includes the following license classes and fees: Brew Pub—$1,500.00; Caterer Retailer—$500.00; Wine Maker Retailer—$500.00; and Wine Maker Retailer (Second Location)—$1,000.00. The application includes instructions and lists all supporting documents necessary to obtain the license.
|Specialty Liquor License Application|
A Specialty liquor license applies to the following license classifications and includes the corresponding fees: Auction—$150.00 per auction; Airplane—$150.00 per plane; Boat—$1,000.00; Railroad—$150.00 per dining, lounge, buffet, and/or club car. The application includes instructions and lists all supporting documents necessary to obtain the license.
The cost of the license varies per gallons. If you import product from both out-of-state and out-of-country, you will have to pay the initial Distributor Fee plus $50. REQUIRED: You must provide the Liquor Control Commission with a copy of your Federal Basic Permit (http://www.ttb.gov/forms/f510024.pdf
), a warehouse address, and one of the following Illinois Dept. of Revenue Bond Forms: REG-4-A (Financial Responsibility Bond); or REG-4-D (Financial Institution Irrevocable Letter of Credit Bond).
|Winery Shipper's License Application|
A winery must have this license prior to directly shipping a maximum of 12 cases of wine per adult Illinois resident per year. The cost of the license is $350.00 for wineries manufacturing under 250,000 gallons annually; $1,000.00 if manufacturing 500,000 gallons or less a year; and $1,500.00 if manufacturing over 500,000 gallons a year. REQUIRED: You must provide the Liquor Control Commission with a copy of all Federal Label/Bottle Approvals (http://www.ttb.gov/forms/f510031.pdf
) and one of the following Illinois Dept. of Revenue Bond Forms: REG-4-A (Financial Responsibility Bond); or REG-4-D (Financial Institution Irrevocable Letter of Credit Bond).
|Non-Resident Dealer Application|
A Non-Resident Dealer's License shall allow the shipment and warehousing of alcoholic liquor in this State from any point outside of this State, and to sell such alcoholic liquor to Illinois-licensed distributors and to no one else in this State; provided the non-resident dealer registers with the Illinois Liquor Control Commission each and every brand of alcoholic liquor it proposes to sell to Illinois licensees during the license period. The cost of the license is $350.00 for less than 500,000 gallons combined plant total, or agent thereof AND/OR Primary U.S. Importer exporting less than 500,000 gallons into Illinois yearly, or agent thereof. The cost of the license is $1,500.00 for a manufacturer of 500,000 gallons or more per year combined plant total, or agent thereof AND/OR Primary U.S. Importer exporting 500,000 gallons or more into Illinois yearly, or agent thereof. REQUIRED: In addition to the above application and its supporting files, you must provide the ILCC with copies of your Federal Basic Permit (http://www.ttb.gov/forms/f510024.pdf
) and all Federal Label/Bottle Approvals (http://www.ttb.gov/forms/f510031.pdf
A Manufacturer's license consists of the following license classes and fee amounts:
Class 1: Distiller—$5,000.00;
Class 2: Rectifier—$5,000.00;
Class 3: Brewer—$1,500.00;
Class 4: 1st Class Wine Manufacturer—$900.00;
Class 5: 2nd Class Wine Manufacturer—$1,750.00;
Class 6: 1st Class Wine Maker—$900.00;
Class 7: 2nd Class Wine Maker—$1,750.00;
Class 8: Limited Wine Manufacturer—$350.00;
Class 9: Craft Distiller—$2,500.00.
REQUIRED: In addition to the above application and its supporting files, you must provide the Illinois Liquor Control Commission with copies of your Federal Basic Permit (http://www.ttb.gov/forms/f510024.pdf
) and all Federal Label/Bottle Approvals (http://www.ttb.gov/forms/f510031.pdf
The cost of a Broker's License is $1,000.00. A broker's license is required for any person who solicits orders for, offers to sell or offers to supply alcoholic liquor to retailers in the State of Illinois, or who offers to retailers to ship or cause to be shipped or to make contact with distillers, rectifiers, brewers or manufacturers or any other party within or without the State of Illinois in order that alcoholic liquors be shipped to a distributor, importing distributor or foreign importer, whether such solicitation or offer is consummated within or without the State of Illinois.
|Non-Beverage User Application|
A Non-Beverage User's license allows for the purchase of alcoholic liquor from a licensed manufacturer or importing distributor—without the imposition of any tax upon the business of such licensed manufacturer or importing distributor. The alcoholic liquor can be used solely for the non-beverage purposes set forth in Section 8-1 of the Liquor Control Act. A Non-Beverage User's license consists of the following license classifications: Class 1—not to exceed 500 gallons; Class 2—not to exceed 1,000 gallons; Class 3—not to exceed 5,000 gallons; Class 4—not to exceed 10,000 gallons; and Class 5—not to exceed 50,000 gallons.
The Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) license is $350.00 annually. You must submit a copy of your training curriculum, the pre- and post-tests, a copy of the certificate of course completion, along with your Sales Tax/ Illinois Business Tax (IBT) number, and Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) in order to receive your BASSET license.
|Class 1-2 Brewer's License Application|
Class 1 Brewer License: The cost of this license is $75.00. A class 1 brewer is a licensed brewer or licensed non-resident dealer who manufactures not more than 930,000 gallons (30,000 barrels) of beer per year. A class 1 brewer may make sales and deliveries to distributors and importing distributors, and can apply for a self-distribution exemption allowing for the sale of not more than 232,500 gallons (7,500 barrels) of the exemption holder’s beer to retailers annually, but may not hold a brew pub license.
Class 2 Brewer's License: The cost of this license is $100.00. A class 2 brewer is a licensed brewer or licensed non-resident dealer who manufactures up to 3,720,000 gallons (120,000 barrels) of beer per year. A class 2 brewer may make sales and deliveries to distributors and importing distributors, but is not eligible for a self-distribution exemption. A class 2 brewer may hold up to three brew pub licenses, and annually transfer up to 3,720,000 gallons (120,000 barrels) of manufactured beer between commonly-owned class 2 brewer locations.
|Craft Distiller Tasting|
The annual fee for a craft distiller tasting permit license is $25. A Craft Distiller Tasting Permit Licensee may conduct product sampling of distilled spirits transferred from the craft distiller licensed premises for consumption at the location specified in the Craft Distiller Tasting Permit License. Up to three samples, consisting of no more than 1/4 ounce of distilled spirits, may be served to a consumer in one day. The licensee is prohibited from selling or reselling the transferred liquor. The applicant is required to provide proof of dram shop liability insurance to the maximum limits and have local authority approval.