Palm Beach County Liquor License
If you want to run a business or event where alcohol is sold, it's important to look into getting your Palm Beach County beer and wine license or liquor license. The process can be a bit confusing or complicated, but it is still important to be familiar with it in order for the application process to be successful.
Those who are concerned about the process hitting an impasse or the license application being rejected, or who simply do not have the time for this level of paperwork can contact a third-party service, such as Beverage License Specialists, to complete this work on their behalf.
Types of FL Liquor Licenses Available
There are many types of beer and wine and liquor licenses available, making it important to take the time to learn about each one. If you happen to file the wrong application, your application may be denied and you may need to begin the process again. This can delay the process, so it is worth learning about each type of license available, along with the associated fees:
- 1COP – allows for the sale of beer only for on-premise consumption at a bar or restaurant for an annual fee of $280
- 1APS – allows for the sale of beer only for package sales/off premise consumption for an annual fee of $140
- 2COP – allows for the sale of beer and wine for on-premise consumption at a bar or restaurant for an annual fee of $392
- 2APS – allows for the sale of beer and wine for package sales/off premise consumption for an annual fee of $196
- 3PS – allows for the sale of beer, wine, and spirits at a package liquor store/off premise consumption for an annual fee of $1,365
- 4COP – allows for the sale of beer, wine, and spirits for on-premise consumption at a bar or restaurant for an annual fee of $1,820
In Palm Beach, you may also qualify for a 4COP/SFS, formerly known as an SRX license. These licenses allow your restaurant to serve beer, wine, and spirits as long as the following conditions are met:
- You run a bona fide restaurant. You need to have a minimum of 2,500 square feet of space and must be able to serve 150 patrons at one time.
- At least 51 percent or greater of your gross sales must be derived from the sale of food and non-alcoholic beverages
Completing the Application
When you are applying for a wine and beer or liquor license, Florida has specific requirements that must be met. Most of these are non-negotiable and can be strict, making compliance the key