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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, transfer an existing license or buy a license available on the market.

If 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. As the issuing of some licenses is limited, the market value of licenses usually appreciates in value but can also fluctuate due to market changes or trends.

Licenses depending upon type may be used as collateral to secure loans or refinance existing loans for your business. Liquor License Professionals can assist you in obtaining a license either from the Division or from those available on the market or can help you sell your existing license or use it as collateral to obtain funding.

Basically, there are multiple categories of liquor licenses that are being issued by the Division some 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 based on the population of the given county. Just one license is given for 7,500 people. Below are some forms of liquor licenses and 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. 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 by county and are based on population. 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 that can be consumed on premises. If local ordinances allow it then package sales are also authorized. License fees for these licenses will vary by county and are based on population. 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%. Annual fees for this license will vary by county and are based on population. 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, drink should be in sealed containers and should be consumed off-premises only. Temporary fees for this license will vary by county and are based on population. 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

A business establishment may sell beer, wine and liquor for consumption on the premises if this type of license is granted. The drinks, however, may also be sold in sealed containers for consumption off-premises. Annual license fees for this license will vary by county and are based on population. 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 is intended for hotels, motels and motor courts. Establishments that are granted these licenses are allowed to sell three types of alcoholic drinks to be consumed by customers on-premises or package sales for off-premise consumption with some restrictions. A motel or hotel must have at least 80 rental rooms and be 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 by county and are based on population. 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 licenses 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 that are qualified to apply for these licenses must be located in certified historic structures.

With all Motel / Hotel licenses least 51% of the gross revenues must be generated from room rentals. Beer, wine and liquor alcoholic beverages are allowed to be sold for consumption on-premise within the hotel or motel and package sales. Annual fees for these licenses will vary by county and are based on population. 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.

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. Liquor License Professionals offers to its Client’s assistance with the Application for Transfer of Ownership at “NO” added cost to the Buyer of any “Quota – Series” liquor license provided. By doing so, allowing the client to attend to the details of the requirements for the sale of full liquor in their existing or new establishment. If you’re looking to buy or sell your liquor licenses with a trusted liquor license broker serving all of Florida. Contact Liquor License Professionals today!

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