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Wholesaler

A wholesaler license allows you to sell liquor, wine and high gravity beer to a licensed retail package store or a licensed liquor-by-the-drink establishment.

A wholesale license is valid for one (1) calendar year and it expires on December 31st. The forms and fees for this license are available under Public Information and Forms.

Requirements

  • Employees of a wholesaler must be at least eighteen (18) years old and must have a wholesale employee permit card to work in the facility. Salesmen or representatives of a wholesaler must have a wholesale representative permit before they can solicit orders on behalf of the wholesaler.

Restrictions

  • No wholesale license will be issued until the applicant has acquired a federal basic permit to engage in the liquor business.
  • No person, firm or corporation having at least a five percent (5%) ownership interest in the establishment can have any conviction for ten (10) years prior to the application of a violation of the laws governing the sale or manufacture of alcoholic beverages or of any felony. No owner can have been convicted of a felony involving moral turpitude within ten (10) years prior to the time they will receive their license, unless their rights of citizenship have been restored or judgment of infamy has been removed by a court of competent jurisdiction.
  • No owner can have any interest, either direct or indirect, in any other wholesale license, retail liquor store or liquor-by-the-drink license.