Liquor Licensing FAQs
Does the spouse, who does not have any ownership, of the process agent need to be listed on the application packet?
If I am applying for a drinking establishment and own a building made up of three floors and I only want to license two floors. Is this permissible?
The Director of Taxation sets the bond for on premise licensees' accounts. The minimum bond for on premise licensees is $1,000. You may post an escrow, surety or cash bond.
An escrow or surety bond in the following bond amounts are required for the license types below:
- Spirits Distributor--$15,000 or an amount equal to the highest monthly liability for any of the 12 months immediately prior to renewal;
- Beer or Wine Distributor--$5,000 or an amount equal to the highest monthly liability for any of the 12 months immediately prior to renewal;
- Retailer, Microbrewery and Farm Winery--$2,000;
- Special Order Shipping - $750 (out-of-state applicants only)
- Nonbeverage users--$200 for Class 1, $500 for Class 2, $1,000 for Class 3, $5,000 for Class 4, $10,000 for Class 5.
Yes; however, following requirements apply:
- If two Class B Clubs are owned, the licensee must meet a 50 percent food requirement.
- If a Class B Club and a drinking establishment with a 30 percent food requirement are owned, the licensee must meet a 50 percent food requirement for the Class B Club and a 30 percent food requirement for the drinking establishment.
- If a Class B Club and a drinking establishment without a food requirement are owned, the licensee must meet a 50 percent food requirement for the Class B Club only.
- If a drinking establishment with a 30 percent food requirement is owned, the licensee must meet a 30 percent food requirement.
- If a drinking establishment without a food requirement is owned, the licensee does not have any food requirements to meet.
When I sell my drinking establishment, can the new owners operate on my license until their license is approved?
Is a drinking establishment/caterer required to have 30 percent of its sales in food for both licenses together or separate?
May an officer in a Class A Club have a beneficial interest in a Class B Club or drinking establishment?
Temporary permits are allowed only in wet counties with the following requirements:
- The permit holder must meet the local zoning.
- The location cannot be on the licensed premise of another licensee.
- The location must be one where liquor can be legally consumed.
- The permit holder must have control over property; and,
- special event permits requiring a street, sidewalk, road or alley closure must have an ordinance or resolution for the specific event; and,
- the Kansas State Fair as authorized by the fair board.
Does the ABC refund the $25 state cereal malt beverage stamp fee if the licensee cancels the license prior to beginning business?
That would be the discretion of the city or county. If the city or county would ask for the opinion of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Division, our answer would be "Yes" with documented inventory. This is the same requirement we have of our licensees.
NOTE: Contact your city or county, or city or county attorney for interpretation of the local ordinance or resolution addressing this subject. It you have a complaint, contact your local law enforcement agency such as your police or sheriff’s department.