R19-1-702. Determining Whether to Grant a License for a Certain Location
- To determine whether public convenience requires and the best interest of the community will be substantially served by issuing or transferring a license at a particular unlicensed location, local governing authorities and the Board may consider the following criteria:
- Petitions and testimony from individuals who favor or oppose issuance of a license and who reside in, own, or lease property within one mile of the proposed premises;
- Number and types of licenses within one mile of the proposed premises;
- Evidence that all necessary licenses and permits for which the applicant is eligible at the time of application have been obtained from the state and all other governing bodies;
- Residential and commercial population of the community and its likelihood of increasing, decreasing, or remaining static;
- Residential and commercial population density within one mile of the proposed premises;
- Evidence concerning the nature of the proposed business, its potential market, and its likely customers;
- Effect on vehicular traffic within one mile of the proposed premises;
- Compatibility of the proposed business with other activity within one mile of the proposed premises;
- Effect or impact on the activities of businesses or the residential neighborhood that might be affected by granting a license at the proposed premises;
- History for the past five years of liquor violations and reported criminal activity at the proposed premises provided that the applicant received a detailed report of the violations and criminal activity at least 20 days before the hearing by the Board;
- Comparison of the hours of operation at the proposed premises to the hours of operation of existing businesses within one mile of the proposed premises; and
- Proximity of the proposed premises to licensed childcare facilities as defined by A.R.S. § 36-881.
- This Section is authorized by A.R.S. § 4-201(I).