County liquor license in maharashtra

How to get county liquor license in maharashtra

Obtaining county liquor license can be a long and challenging process. Each state, county and town will have different requirements and licensing procedures for obtaining a permit to sell alcohol. Understanding the general steps for applying to get a liquor license will help to make the process easier and faster.


Understanding What Type of License You Need

Know your state’s alcohol laws: The first thing to be aware of is that each state has its own rules and requirements regarding the supply of¬† county liquor licenses, so you should contact a local authority to find out about alcohol laws and the sale of licenses in your specific state.

  • Each state has an Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agency that regulates the sale and distribution of liquor, so you also contact your local ABC office for more information.
  • Some states have license quotas limiting the number of places that can sell alcohol within the state, at any given point in time. Towns may also have quotas in place. It is important to know if there are any available licenses for your state and town — if there aren’t, you may have difficulty procuring a license.
Figure out if you need an on-license or an off-license: There are two major types of liquor license required by premises that sell alcohol.
  • You will need an on-license if the liquor you sell is intended to be consumed on the premises. Examples of businesses that would require an on-license include bars, restaurants and taverns.
  • You will need an off-license if the liquor you sell is intended to be consumed off the premises. Examples of businesses that would require an off-license include liquor stores, grocery stores and drug stores.

Figure out the specific class of license you need: In some states, you will need to apply for a very specific class of license, depending on the nature of your business and the variety of alcohols you intend to sell. Some examples of the most common license classes include:

  • Tavern license:¬†A tavern license may be required in some states by businesses that serve food, but make up to half of their overall profits through the sale of alcohol.
  • Beer and wine:¬†Some smaller bars or restaurants may only be granted a licence to sell “soft” liquors like beer and wine. This license does not entitle its owner to sell “hard” liquors, like spirits.
  • Restaurant:¬†Restaurant licenses typically allow any type of alcohol to be sold on the premises. However, the license may stipulate that only a certain percentage of the restaurant’s total earnings may come from the sale of alcohol. This percentage is normally in the region of 40%.



Service Description

1) Photograph and Signature of Applicant(s)

2) Identity Proof of Applicant(s) (Any One)

  • Aadhar Card
  • Passport
  • Voter ID
  • PAN Card
  • Driving Licence

3) Address Proof of Applicant(s) (Any One)

  • Aadhar Card
  • Passport
  • Voter ID
  • Driving Licence

4) TYPE OF ENTITY (Any One):-

  • If Proprietary/ownership
  • If partnership/ LLP firm
  • If Company (Ltd. or Public)
  • If Co-operative or Public Company

If partnership/ LLP firm

  • Registerd Partnership Deed or L.L.P. documents

If Company (Ltd. or Public)

  • Certificate of Registration obtained from charity commissioner¬†(Mandatory)
  • Form 32 of all Directors
  • Resolution of Board of Directors¬†(Mandatory)
  • Memorandum of Articles, Association of Articles

If Co-operative or Public Company

  • Certificate of Registration of Company from
    • ¬†Co-operative Dept/Company Registrar¬†(Mandatory)
    • Resolution of Board of Directors about the appointment of Executive Directors & for the permission of this trade¬†(Mandatory)
    • In case of Co-operative Society- Copy of Bye Laws/Certificate of Registration& Resolution

    5) Solvency Certificate /Bank Guarantee – 50% of Licence Fees.