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Retailer Application
The cost of a Retail liquor license is $500. You must have your local liquor license, Sales Tax number /Illinois Business Tax (IBT) number, and Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) before you can receive your state retail liquor license. A certificate of insurance is required for licensees with on-premise consumption or a combination of on/off-premise consumption. You must also provide a photocopy of your local license. NOTE: A receipt from the purchase of your local license is not acceptable.

Special Use Permit
A Special Use Permit is required for current retail liquor license holders to hold any special off-premise event(s). The cost of the license is $50 for a one day event, $100 if the event's duration is two days or more up to a maximum of 15 consecutive calendar days. There is a $25 late fee if the license is applied for less than 14 days before the event. Local approval and Dram Shop insurance are required.

Special Event Retailer
The cost of the license is $25. There is a $25 late fee if the license is applied for less than 14 days before the event. You must prove Not-for-Profit status and provide a physical address for the location for the event. You may not use a P.O. Box or a Rural Route for the organization's address (a P.O. Box can be used for the mailing address only). Local approval and Dram Shop insurance are required.

Specialty Retailer Application
A Specialty Retailer license includes the following license classes and fees: Brew Pub—$1,050; Caterer Retailer—$200; Wine Maker Retailer—$100; and Wine Maker Retailer (Second Location)—$350. The application includes instructions and lists all supporting documents necessary to obtain the license.

Specialty Liquor License Application
A Specialty liquor license applies to the following license classifications and includes the corresponding fees: Auction—$50 per auction; Airplane—$60 per plane; Boat—$180; Railroad—$60 per dining, lounge, buffet, and/or club car. The application includes instructions and lists all supporting documents necessary to obtain the license.

Craft Brewer's LicenseHomebrewer Special Event Permit
The cost of this license is $25. A homebrewer special event permit is required when a person offers homemade brewed beverages samples to the public at any location..

Distributor Application
The cost of the license is $270 for a Distributor only; $295 for an Importing Distributor's License; $295 for a Foreign Importer's License; and $320 for a Foreign Importer/Importing Distributor's Lisense. If you import product from both out-of-state and out-of-country, you will have to pay the initial $270 plus $50. REQUIRED: You must provide the Liquor Control Commission with a copy of your Federal Basic Permit (click on link to download application), a warehouse address, and one of the following Illinois Dept. of Revenue Bond Forms: RL-1 (Liquor Tax Statement of Liability); REG-4-D (Financial Institution Irrevocable Letter of Credit Bond); or REG-4-A (Financial Responsibility Bond).

Craft Brewer's LicenseCraft Brewer's License Application
The cost of this license is $25. A “craft brewer” is a licensed brewer or licensed non-resident dealer who manufactures up to 465,000 gallons of beer per year and who may make sales and deliveries to importing distributors and distributors and to retail licensees.A craft brewer may also self distribute up to 232,500 gallons per year to licensed retailers.

Winery Shipper's License Application
A winery must have this license prior to directly shipping a maximum of 12 cases of wine per adult Illinois resident per year. The cost of the license is $150 for wineries manufacturing under 250,000 gallons annually; $500 if manufacturing 500,000 gallons or less a year; and $1,000 if manufacturing over 500,000 gallons a year. REQUIRED: You must provide the Liquor Control Commission with a copy of all Federal Label/Bottle Approvals (click on link to download application) and one of the following Illinois Dept. of Revenue Bond Forms: RL-1 (Liquor Tax Statement of Liability); REG-4-D (Financial Institution Irrevocable Letter of Credit Bond); or REG-4-A (Financial Responsibility Bond).

Self-Distribution Exception
Required for wineries to self-distribute their product to Illinois retailers. Those receiving this exception must produce 25,000 gallons of wine or less per year and sell 5,000 gallons of wine or less per year to retail licensees.

Non-Resident Dealer Application
A Non-Resident Dealer's License shall allow the shipment and warehousing of alcoholic liquor in this State from any point outside of this State, and to sell such alcoholic liquor to Illinois-licensed distributors and to no one else in this State; provided the non-resident dealer registers with the Illinois Liquor Control Commission each and every brand of alcoholic liquor it proposes to sell to Illinois licensees during the license period. The cost of the license is $90 for less than 500,000 gallons combined plant total, or agent thereof AND/OR Primary U.S. Importer exporting less than 500,000 gallons into Illinois yearly, or agent thereof. The cost of the license is $270 for a manufacturer of 500,000 gallons or more per year combined plant total, or agent thereof AND/OR Primary U.S. Importer exporting 500,000 gallons or more into Illinois yearly, or agent thereof. REQUIRED: In addition to the above application and its supporting files, you must provide the ILCC with copies of your Federal Basic Permit (click on link to download application) and all Federal Label/Bottle Approvals (click on link to download application).

Registration Statement
A Registration Statement is required for granting the right to sell or distribute alcoholic liquors at wholesale within the State of Illinois.

Manufacturer Application
A Manufacturer's license consists of the following license classes and fee amounts:

  • Class 1: Distiller—$3,600;
  • Class 2: Rectifier—$3,600;
  • Class 3: Brewer—$900;
  • Class 4: 1st Class Wine Manufacturer—$600;
  • Class 5: 2nd Class Wine Manufacturer—$1,200;
  • Class 6: 1st Class Wine Maker—$600;
  • Class 7: 2nd Class Wine Maker—$1,200;
  • Class 8: Limited Wine Manufacturer—$120;
  • Class 9: Craft Distiller—$1800.

REQUIRED: In addition to the above application and its supporting files, you must provide the Illinois Liquor Control Commission with copies of your Federal Basic Permit (click on link to download application) and all Federal Label/Bottle Approvals (click on link to download application).

Manufacturer's Registered Agent Form
An application to represent a manufacturer as its registered agent.

Broker Application
The cost of a Broker's License is $600. A broker's license is required for any person who solicits orders for, offers to sell or offers to supply alcoholic liquor to retailers in the State of Illinois, or who offers to retailers to ship or cause to be shipped or to make contact with distillers, rectifiers, brewers or manufacturers or any other party within or without the State of Illinois in order that alcoholic liquors be shipped to a distributor, importing distributor or foreign importer, whether such solicitation or offer is consummated within or without the State of Illinois.

Non-Beverage User Application
A Non-Beverage User's license allows for the purchase of alcoholic liquor from a licensed manufacturer or importing distributor—without the imposition of any tax upon the business of such licensed manufacturer or importing distributor. The alcoholic liquor can be used solely for the non-beverage purposes set forth in Section 8-1 of the Liquor Control Act. A Non-Beverage User's license consists of the following license classifications: Class 1—not to exceed 500 gallons; Class 2—not to exceed 1,000 gallons; Class 3—not to exceed 5,000 gallons; Class 4—not to exceed 10,000 gallons; and Class 5—not to exceed 50,000 gallons.

Tasting Representative
A Tasting Representative License allows for the supervised presentation of alcoholic beverages off-premises for the purpose of disseminating product information and education.

BASSET Application
The Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) license is $250 annually. You must submit a copy of your training curriculum, the pre- and post-tests, a copy of the certificate of course completion, along with your Sales Tax/ Illinois Business Tax (IBT) number, and Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) in order to receive your BASSET license.

Change of Hours of OperationChange of Hours of Operation
Use this form to change the hours of when your business is actually open and available for inspection by the Commission’s Field Agents.

Click to download90 Day Waiver Application
A fee of $10 is charged per location. In order for all staff and/or personnel to know where the document is kept at the premises, the original form must be displayed near the State Liquor License.

Duplicate License Application Form—Loss, theft or destruction form
This is different from the "Change of Business form" in that no information changes are made to your license. You are only receiving a replacement license due to loss, theft or destruction of your current State Liquor License. The fee is $12 for a license class with a standard license fee under $200 or $24 for a license in a class with a standard license fee which exceeds $200.

Change of Business Name Application
If you are the owner and you are changing any of the following: Business Name, Corporate Name, Address, Illinois Business Tax (IBT) Number, Business Type, and/or Special Event Information of your business (DBA) you must fill out this form.

Delinquency Affidavit
This form is required to renew a liquor license that has expired.

Change of Corporate Officers
You can update your ownership information by completing this form and submitting the requested supporting documents.

One-Time Transfer of Alcoholic Liquor Form
A request by the licensee to allow for a one-time transfer of alcoholic liquor between licensed premises.

Withdraw of Registration
This form is needed to withdraw the right to sell or distribute alcoholic liquors at wholesale within the State of Illinois.

Test Marketing Notice
This form is needed to conduct marketing research of alcoholic beverages within the State of Illinois.

FOIA Request Form—Both Pages 1 and 2
A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request allows inspection of public records. You can submit Page 2 of the FOIA request form for a closer inspection of public records. Please click on FOIA Requests for more detailed information.

Request for Import Authorization
If granted, this request allows an unlicensed individual, who is returning or moving to Illinois from overseas, to import more than one gallon of alcoholic beverages.

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Chicago Office:
(Open weekdays 8:30am-5pm)
100 W. Randolph, Ste. 7-801
Chicago, IL 60601
Ph: 312-814-2206 Fax: 312-814-2241
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Springfield Office:
(Open weekdays 8:30am-5pm)
101 West Jefferson, Ste. 3-525
Springfield, IL 62702
Ph: 217-782-2136 Fax: 217-524-1911
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