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R19-1-102

R19-1-102. Fees and Surcharges; Service Charges

  1. Most of the fees and surcharges collected by the Department are established by statute.
     
  2. After a license other than a special event, wine festival or fair, or direct shipment license is approved but before the license is issued, the person that applied for the license shall pay the issuance fee and all applicable surcharges. If the license will be issued less than six months before it is scheduled to be renewed, the person that applied for the license shall also pay one-half of the annual renewal fee.
     
  3. After a new bar, beer and wine bar, or liquor store license is approved but before the license is issued, the person that applied for the license shall, as required by A.R.S. §4-206.01(A)-(E),  pay the fair market value of the license.
     
  4. After a restaurant continuation authorization is approved but before the authorization is issued, the person that applied for the authorization shall pay a one-time fee of $30,000.
     
  5. A licensee shall pay the renewal fee established under A.R.S. §4-209(D) annually or double the renewal fee established under A.R.S. §4-209(D) biennially, as specified by the Department. A licensee that fails to submit a renewal application by the deadline established by the Department shall pay a penalty of $150 in addition to the renewal fee.
     
  6. At the time of application for a license, an individual required under A.R.S. Title 4 or this Chapter to submit fingerprints for a criminal history background check, shall pay the charge established by the Department of Public Safety for processing the fingerprints. The individual may have the fingerprints taken by a law enforcement agency, other qualified entity, or the Department. If the fingerprints are taken by the Department, the individual shall pay to the Department the actual cost of this service to a maximum of $20.
     
  7. Until the date specified in A.R.S. §4-205.02(G), the Director shall collect from an applicant for a restaurant license the actual amount incurred to conduct a site inspection to a maximum of $50.
     
  8. Until the date specified in A.R.S. §4-207.01(B), the Director shall collect from a licensee the actual amount incurred to review and act on an application for approval to alter or change a licensed premises to a maximum of $50.
     
  9. Until the date specified in A.R.S. §4-206.01(J), the Director establishes and shall collect a fee of $100 from an applicant that applies for sampling privileges associated with a liquor or beer and wine store license and $60 to renew the sampling privilege.
     
  10. Until the date specified in A.R.S. §4-244.05(J)(4), the Director shall collect from the owner of an unlicensed establishment or premises acting under A.R.S. §4-244.05 the actual amount incurred to conduct an inspection for compliance with R19-1-324 to a maximum of $50.
     
  11. If a check provided to the Department by an applicant or licensee is dishonored by the bank upon presentment, the Department shall:
    1. As allowed by A.R.S. §44-6852, require the applicant or licensee to pay the actual charges assessed by the bank plus a service fee of $25;
    2. Not issue a license, permit, or other approval to the applicant or licensee until all fees, including those referenced in subsection (K)(1), are paid by money order; and
    3. Require the applicant or licensee to pay all future fees to the Department by money order.
  12. As allowed under A.R.S. §35-142(K), the Department may impose a convenience fee for accepting payment made by credit or debit card.
     
  13. This Section is authorized by A.R.S. §§4-112(G)(10), 4-205.02, 4-206.01, 4-207.01(B), 4-209, 4-244.05, and 35-142(K)