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License Status Definitions

The status of Arizona liquor licenses can vary. The definitions below provide general guidelines for each status type.

Active

The establishment is operating and the liquor license is currently in good standing.

Expired

The license has expired and the licensee has not taken timely action to renew it by the expiration date.

Inactive

The licensee has placed in an inactive status by the licensee.

I.P.

I.P. is an acronym for "Interim permit". An Interim Permit is an action taken by the current licensee and a liquor license applicant. It allows the applicant to operate under the current owner's license during the sale of a business. A.R.S. §4-203.01 and A.A.C. R19-1-101

Pending

When a license has been applied for, or a change of license status has been filed, but is not yet approved.

PndInct

The license is currently in inactive status and is pending active status due to action taken on the part of the licensee or a new applicant.

Replaced

The license at the current location has been replaced with a new liquor license or new type of liquor license. In either case, a new license number was required.

Reverted

A license automatically reverts to the state after being held in continuous nonuse in excess of thirty-six months with no action taken by the licensee or agent. A.R.S. §4-203(G).

Revoked

The Department has revoked the license. This status is punitive.

Surrendered

the agent/owner/member/officer has surrendered the license to the Department. This status is not necessarily punitive in nature.

Suspended

The Department has suspended the license for a designated period of time. This status is not necessarily punitive in nature.

Terminated

A license which is not renewed within sixty days after the due date is deemed terminated. A.R.S. §4-209.A