Manufacturer License

Introduction:

A Manufacturer’s License allows the manufacture and storage of alcoholic liquor and cereal malt beverage in Kansas and the sale of alcoholic liquor and cereal malt beverage to distributors and non-beverage users licensed in this state and such persons outside this state as permitted by law [K.S.A. 41-305]. Manufacturers may serve free samples of it's manuafactured liquor on the licensed premises. See the ABC Publication “Handbook for Manufacturers” for additional information.

Change in Kansas Liquor Laws:

Due to changes in the 2012 legislative session, salesperson permits are no longer required. To read more about this legislative change and others, please read our 2012 Amendments to Liquor Laws.

Overview of the Application Process:

Submit your executed application packet and supporting documentation as instructed. K.S.A. 41-319 allows the ABC 20 days to process your new or renewal license application. The time limit begins once all required documentation is received.

When you apply for a new liquor license or renew your existing license this year, it will be for a two year license term and it must be renewed biannually.

You will have the option to either:

  • pay the license fee and the registration fee in full or
  • pay half of the license fee plus the registration fee with your application and pay the remaining half of the license fee plus a 10 percent surcharge within one year from the date your license was issued. Note: If you do not pay your remaining license fee and the 10 percent surcharge when it is due, your license will automatically be cancelled.

Once the license has been approved, your company information and the Manufacturer’s License number will be posted to the ABC Active Liquor Licensee database.   To view your information, go to: https://www.kdor.org/abc/licensee/

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the ABC Marketing Unit at ABC.Marketing.Unit@kdor.ks.gov or 785-296-7015.

New Applications:

The following documents and payments are required to obtain a new Manufacturer’s License:

Renewal Applications:

The following documents and payments are required to renew your Manufacturer’s License:

Packaging and Warehousing Facility Permit:

The Packaging and Warehousing Facility permit is available to any manufacturer or supplier of alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage, whether licensed in this state or any other state. Packaging and Warehousing Facility permits are valid for one year from the date of issuance and must be renewed annually.

A Packaging and Warehousing Facility permit allows:

  • The transfer of alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage to the licensed premises of a packaging and warehousing facility for the purpose of packaging or storage, or both;
  • the sale and transfer from the licensed premises of a packaging and warehousing facility to the licensed premises of a spirits, wine or beer distributor licensed in Kansas or to a Kansas supplier; and,
  • the transfer from the licensed premises of a packaging and warehousing facility to another state.

Go to our Packaging and Warehousing Facility Permit page to apply for a permit or renew your existing permit.

Brand Registration and Label Approval:

Brands to be sold in Kansas must be registered and each label must be approved prior to sale to the Kansas distributors.

Online

Register your brands and labels online and remit your payment electronically. Get started now by clicking on the button below!

Register Brands and Labels Online

Print and Mail My Application

Select the required forms for your transaction then print, complete and submit your application with payment enclosed.

Required Reports:

This report is required even if you have not manufactured any products. It must be completed by any person or firm not located in the State of Kansas who receives alcoholic liquor from a licensed Kansas manufacturer.

This report must be completed by any person or firm not located in the State of Kansas who receives alcoholic liquor from a licensed Kansas manufacturer.

Other Forms:

Need Help?

If you have questions or need assistance, visit our Contact Us page to locate your assigned Licensing Representative.

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