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Liquor License Professionals in Orlando, FL provides liquor licenses suitable for a variety of uses; Bars, Nightclubs, Lounges, Brew Pubs, Restaurants, Liquor Stores, Catering, Non-Profit Groups, Golf Courses, Public Event Centers and Hotels. All liquor licenses sold or transferred are without encumbrance when passing to a new owner or newly issued from the state.

The State of Florida offers a number of licenses based on the types of alcoholic beverages you sell and the type of business you have. You can apply for a liquor license with the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverage & Tobacco Bureau of Licensing. On the other hand, you can transfer an existing license, or buy a license available on the market. Our liquor license brokers can help you navigate through this process based on the Florida liquor license laws. 

If your application is accepted and approved, then you can use it to operate your business. Or depending on the type of license, even resell it on the open market. Due to the limited issuing of some licenses, the market value of licenses usually appreciates in value but can also fluctuate due to market changes or trends.

Licenses, depending upon type, are also sometimes used as collateral to secure loans or refinance existing loans for your business. Our liquor license brokers can assist you in obtaining a license either from the Division or from those available on the market. Conversely, we can help you sell your existing license or use it as collateral to obtain funding.

Liquor Licenses Available

In truth, there are multiple categories of liquor licenses being issued by the Division, some of which you may purchase from other business owners. These are the quota series liquor licenses used for bars, nightclubs, lounges, and liquor stores.

As the name implies, the type is very limited in number and based on the population of the given county. Just one license is given for 7,500 people. Below are some forms of liquor licenses along with some tips about how to obtain a liquor license in Florida depending on the alcoholic beverages you are trying to sell, and the purpose of your business.

For information on the fees of each individual license, you will want to consult the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco license fee chart. Otherwise, some examples are as follows;

1APS license for beer

This license authorizes business establishments to sell beer in sealed containers to customers, for consumed off-premises. This is applicable to general stores and convenience stores. The alcohol content level is limited to 6.243%. Annual fees for this license will vary based on population and county. For example, a full year license for a 1APS in a county over 100,000 will cost $100 + 40%, but only cost $80 + 40% in a county below 100,000 but above 75,000.

 Temporary licenses will cost ¼ of the temporary license fee or $100 whichever is greater.

The 1COP license

This license authorizes business establishments to sell beer for consumption on-premises. In this case, if local ordinances allow it, then the license authorizes package sales as well. Similarly, license fees for these licenses will vary based on population and county. For example, a full year license for a 1COP in a county over 100,000 will cost $200 + 40%, but only cost $160 + 40% in a county below 100,000 but above 75,000.

 Temporary license fees will cost ¼ of the temporary license fee or $100 whichever is greater.

2APS license for beer & wine

This license authorizes business establishments to sell beer and wine in sealed containers to customers, for consumption off-premises. This is applicable to general stores and convenience stores. The alcohol content level is limited to 6.243%. Ultimately, annual fees for this license will vary based on population and county. For example, a full year license for a 2APS in a county over 100,000 will cost $140 + 40%, but only cost $120 + 40% in a county below 100,000 but above 75,000.

Temporary licenses will cost ¼ of the temporary license fee or $100 whichever is greater

3DPS / 3CPS / 3BPS / 3APS / 3PS quota series licenses

This group of licenses gives permission to an establishment to sell beer, wine, and liquor. This series of licenses is a quota series license. Therefore, all drinks should be in sealed containers and should be consumed off-premises only. Temporary fees for this license will vary based on population and county. For example, a full year license for a 3PS in a county over 100,000 will cost a $1365 flat fee, but a 3APS will cost a $1170 flat fee in a county below 100,000 but above 75,000.

Temporary licenses will cost ¼ of the temporary license fee or $100 whichever is greater.

The 8COP / 7COP / 6COP / 5COP / 4COP quota series licenses

For this purpose, a business establishment may sell beer, wine, and liquor for consumption on the premises when granted this type of license. The drinks, however, may also be sold in sealed containers for consumption off-premises. Annual license fees for this license will vary based on population and county. For example, a full year license for a 4COP in a county over 100,000 will cost a $1820 flat fee, but a 5COP will cost a $1560 flat fee in a county below 100,000 but above 75,000.

Temporary license fees will cost ¼ of the temporary license fee or $100 whichever is greater.

The Special Motel / Hotel 8COP / 7COP / 6COP / 5COP / 4COP “S” series licenses

This group of licenses applies to hotels, motels, and motor courts. Establishments granted these licenses can sell three types of alcoholic drinks for customer consumption on the premises. Additionally, these licenses allow alcohol package sales for off-premise consumption with some restrictions. In order to qualify, a motel or hotel must have at least 80 rental rooms and established in a county with less than 50,000 residents or 125 rental rooms over 50,000 residents. Annual fees for this license will vary based on population and county. For example, a full year license for a 4COP in a county over 100,000 will cost a $1820 flat fee, but a 5COP will cost a $1560 flat fee in a county below 100,000 but above 75,000.

 Temporary license fees will cost ¼ of the temporary license fee or $100 whichever is greater.

The Historic Motel / Hotel 8COP / 7COP / 6COP / 5COP / 4COP

Hotels or motels qualified to apply for these licenses must be located in certified historic structures.

With all Motel / Hotel licenses, at least 51% of the gross revenues must come from room rentals. In the same way as the special motel / hotel “S” series license, beer, wine and liquor alcoholic beverages can be sold for consumption on-premise within the hotel or motel and package sales. Annual fees for these licenses will vary based on population and county. For example, a full year license for a 4COP in a county over 100,000 will cost a $1820 flat fee, but a 5COP will cost a $1560 flat fee in a county below 100,000 but above 75,000.

Temporary license fees will cost ¼ of the temporary license fee or $100 whichever is greater.

Liquor License Brokers In Florida

As mentioned before, all liquor licenses acquired are issued and suitable for use within the county of the business location. Any Purchase or Sale transactions are conducted with the assistance of qualified Attorney Licensed with the Florida Bar Association and registered in the State of Florida having knowledge with the requirements of transferring a Florida liquor license as a Closing / Escrow Agent. With this in mind, Liquor License Professionals offers their clients assistance with the Application for Transfer of Ownership at “NO” added cost to the Buyer of any “Quota – Series” liquor license. By doing so, it allows the client to attend to the details of the requirements for the sale of full liquor in their existing or new establishment. So if you’re looking to buy or sell your liquor licenses with trusted liquor license brokers serving all of Florida, contact Liquor License Professionals today!

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AVAILABLE LIQUOR LICENSES

  • Central: Seminole, Orange, Osceola, Lake.
  • Northeast: Nassau, Duval, St. Johns, Columbia, Baker, Clay, Putnam.
  • Space Coast / Treasure Coast: Flagler, Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin.
  • Southeast / Dade / Monroe: Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe.
  • Southwest / Tampa Bay: Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough, Polk. Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus.
  • North Central: Marion, Alachua, Sumter, Bradford, Dixie, Levy.
  • Big-Bend / Northwest: Gulf, Leon, Bay, Santa Rosa, Wakulla, Jefferson, Okaloosa, Escambia.

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