Persons wishing to sell, store for sale, distribute for sale, or manufacture beer within the city must obtain a pdf permit (1.18 MB) from the City Beer Board. This process starts by obtaining an application for a pdf beer permit (1.18 MB) and a copy of the pdf City Beer Ordinance (1022 KB) online or from the City Recorder’s office.
This pdf application (1.18 MB) must be filled out, notarized, and then returned to the City Recorder’s office with payment of a $500 application fee. Prior to fee payment, an applicant should review the various requirements related to the sale of beer. The pdf application (1.18 MB) , a background check, and verification of requirements outlined in the pdf beer ordinance (1022 KB) are compiled by the City Recorder, who schedules a meeting of the Beer Board.
Due to processing and public notice requirements, pdf beer permit applications (1.18 MB) must be received by the third Friday of the month for consideration during the following month. Beer Board meetings are generally called on the second Tuesday of the month.
- Zoning of establishment
- Minimum seating for on-premise permit
Active permit holders are subject to an annual $100 privilege tax, prorated for the first year and payable in January of each subsequent year.