Special Event Application Kit (Series 15)

This temporary, non-transferable, on-sale retail privileges liquor license allows a charitable, civic, fraternal, political or religious organization to sell and serve spirituous liquor for consumption only on the premises where the spirituous liquor is sold, and only for the period authorized on the license. The applicant for a special event license must request a special event application from the Department and file the application with the governing body of the city or town, or Board of Supervisors of an unincorporated area of a county, where the special event is to take place, for approval or disapproval. If the application is approved by the local authority, and the event meets the requirements for granting the license, the director will issue a special event license to the qualifying organization. Qualifying organizations will be granted a special event license for no more than ten (10) days in a calendar year. Events must be held on consecutive days and at the same location or additional licenses will be required. The license is automatically terminated upon closing of the last day of the event or the expiration of the license, whichever occurs first. The qualified organization must receive at least twenty-five percent (25%) of the gross revenues of the special events.

ADDITIONAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: A pregnancy warning sign for pregnant women consuming spirituous liquor must be posted within twenty (20) feet of the cash register or at point of display. Licensed establishments must be kept an Employee Log of all persons employed at the premises including each employee's name, date and place of birth, address and responsibilities. No member, officer, agent or employee of a club licensee may be paid or receive compensation from the profits of the distribution or sale of spirituous liquor over and above an already fixed salary as allocated from the general revenue of the licensee. With permission of the liquor department, a club may lock the front entrance. A person selling spirituous liquor under a special event license must purchase the spirituous liquor from the holder of a license authorized to sell off-sale; except that, in the case of a non-profit organization which has obtained a special event license for the purpose of charitable fund raising activities, a person may receive the spirituous liquor from a wholesaler as a donation.

ARIZONA STATUTES AND REGULATIONS: A.R.S.§4-203.02, 4-244, 4-261; Rule R19-1-235; R19-1-309.

Average Approval Time: One (1) to seven (7) days.
Period of Issuance: Issued for no more than a cumulative total of ten (10) days in a calendar year. A special event may be held for more than one (1) day, but it must be held on consecutive days and at the same location, or additional licenses will be required.
Application Fees:
Non-refundable application fee: $25.00 per day of event, maximum of 10 days per calendar year.
Fingerprint fee per card: Not applicable.
Interim Permit fee: Not applicable.