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Liquor License Professionals in Orlando, FL provides liquor licenses suitable for a variety of businesses, including 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. We can help you obtain a liquor license from the DBPR Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco. On the other hand, we can also help with an existing license transfer, or buying a license that is available on the market. Our liquor license brokers can help you navigate this process based on Florida liquor license laws. 

Once your application is accepted and approved, 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 a business. Our liquor license brokers can assist you in obtaining a license either from the DBPR Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco or obtain one from those available on the market. Conversely, we can help you sell your existing license or use it as collateral to obtain funding to refresh your business.

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Liquor Licenses Available

In truth, there are multiple categories of liquor licenses being issued by the DBPR, some of which you may purchase from other business owners. However, the most commonly used one is the quota license, which is used for bars, nightclubs, lounges, liquor stores and even restaurants. A quota license is a type of liquor license that allows an establishment to either sell package of alcoholic beverages, or the ability to serve beer, wine, and full liquor with consumption on premises – or both.

As the name implies, this type of license is very limited in number and issued based on the population of the given county. Florida Beverage Law limits the total number of quota alcoholic beverage licenses by county population estimates, and authorizes the DBPR’s Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco to issue no more than one license for every 7,500 residents within a county. 

For more information on the fees of individual licenses, you will want to contact the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco for your corresponding county or ask one of our license specialists.

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.

Beer Package Sales (1APS)

This license authorizes Florida business establishments to sell beer 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%. Annual fees for this license will vary based on population and county. 

Beer Consumption on Premises (1COP) & Beer + Wine Consumption on Premises (2COP)

The 1COP license authorizes Florida business establishments to sell beer for consumption on premises. Similarly, license fees for these licenses will vary based on population and county. 

In special cases, if local ordinances allow it, the 1COP license also authorizes package sales in sealed containers. 

The 2COP license allows businesses to distribute both beer and wine for on-site use or, also depending on local ordinances, for packaged sales in sealed containers. 

Both permits are limited to goods with an alcohol level not exceeding 6%.

Beer and Wine Package Sales (2APS)

This license authorizes Florida business establishments to sell beer and wine in sealed containers 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.

Beer, Wine and Liquor Package Sales License Series (3PS, 3APS, 3BPS, 3CPS, 3DPS)

These are quota licenses (categorized by population size) that give permission to an establishment to sell beer, wine, and liquor for package sale only. Consumption on-premise is not allowed; 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.

Beer, Wine and Liquor Consumption on Premises (4COP, 5COP, 6COP, 7COP, 8COP)

A business establishment may sell beer, wine, and liquor for consumption on the premises when they are granted this type of quota license. The drinks, in some cases and depending on local ordinances, may also be sold in sealed containers for consumption off-premises. Annual license fees for this license will vary based on population and county. 

This license category also includes different specialty licenses such as Restaurants (SFS), Motels/Hotels (S), Bowling Alleys (SBX), Hospitals (H), Airport Lounges not owned by an airline (SAL), Pleasure Ships (SPX), Civic Centers (SCX), County Commissions (SCC), and more.

Specialty Motel/Hotel “S” Series License (4COP, 5COP, 6COP, 7COP, 8COP)

This group of licenses applies to hotels, motels, and motor courts. Establishments granted these licenses can sell beer, wine, and liquor for consumption on premises and by package sales in sealed containers. In order to qualify, a motel or hotel must either have at least 80 rental rooms and be established in a county with less than 50,000 residents, or have 100 rooms or more in a county with over 50,000 residents. Annual fees for this license will vary based on population and county.

Historic Motel/Hotel “SH” Series License (4COP, 5COP, 6COP, 7COP, 8COP)

Hotels or motels qualified to apply for these licenses must be certified historic structures and be licensed as public lodging establishments. Furthermore, at least 51% of their gross revenue must come from room rentals. 

In the same way as the special motel/hotel “S” Series license, beer, wine and liquor beverages can be sold as package sales and for consumption on premises. Annual fees for these licenses will vary based on population and county.

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 transfer, purchase or sale transactions are conducted with the assistance of a qualified attorney licensed with the Florida Bar Association and registered in the State of Florida with knowledge of the requirements of transferring a Florida liquor license.

With this in mind, we offer our clients assistance with the application for a Transfer of Ownership of an Alcoholic Beverage License at no added cost to the buyer of any quota series liquor license obtained from us.

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! You can also email us at info@liquorlicenseprofessional.com or call us at (321) 274-7104.

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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