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Remote Tasting Room Application Kit (Series 19)

Each application for a new liquor license includes The Arizona Statement of Citizenship and Alien Status For State Public Benefits Form (AKA Aliens Status Form). Beginning April 1, 2009, this Federal- and State-required form must be completed by;

  1. statutory agents;
  2. individual owners including Joint Tenants With Right of Survivorship (JTWROS); and
  3. each partner (who is a person) in a partnership including general and limited partners. This does not include corporations which are partners.
  4. To help you complete the form are Attachments A & B and frequently asked questions (Alien Status Form FAQs) below.

Remote Tasting Rooms are located in Arizona and are owned and operated by a licensee that concurrently owns one of these four Arizona liquor licenses:

  1. Out-of-state Farm Winery - Series 2W
  2. Out-of-state Craft Distillery - Series 2D
  3. In-state Farm Winery Application Kit - Series 13
  4. In-state Craft Distiller Application Kit - Series 18

When tied to a Remote Tasting Room license the above license becomes the Master License and must be in "active" and good standing for the Remote Tasting Room to operate. The Remote Tasting Room is a retail location.

Farm Winery licensees may have two (2) remote tasting room licenses tied to their Master License. Craft Distillery licensees may have one (1) remote tasting room license tied to their Master License.

Remote Tasting Rooms have on- and off-sale retail privileges. The licensee may serve liquor produced at the Master License premises for on- and off-sale consumption and for the purpose of sampling. The liquor sold at the remote tasting room must have all manufacturing taxes paid, must be produced/manufactured at the Master License location with this exception:

A remote tasting room may sell products from other Master Licenses of the same series not to exceed 20 percent (20%) of total sales by volume.

The Remote Tasting Room (series 19) license application is first submitted to the city, town, or municipality where the tasting room will be located. Upon approval from the city, town, or municipality, the application will then go to the state. This is the only Arizona liquor application which first is approved by the local government.

This license is non-transferable (person-to-person or location-to-location). Remote tasting room for farm wineries: A.R.S. §4-205.04(F). Remote tasting room for craft distilleries: A.R.S. §4-205.10(D).

ADDITIONAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Applicants, licensees, and managers must take a Title 4 training course (liquor handling, laws and regulations) prior to approval. 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. Remote Tasting Room licensees must be kept an Employee Log of all persons employed at the premises including each employee's name, date of birth, address and responsibilities.

ARIZONA STATUTES AND REGULATIONS: A.R.S. §4-119, 4-201, 4-202, 4-203, Remote tasting room for farm wineries: A.R.S. §4-205.04(F). Remote tasting room for craft distilleries: A.R.S. §4-205.10(D).

Accepted Forms of Payment

You may pay fees using one of these payment methods:
  1. cash
  2. personal check
  3. money order
  4. cashier's check
  5. Walk-in only - Visa and MasterCard
Make check out to "Department of Liquor."

Average Approval Time: Sixty-five (65) to one-hundred five (105) days.
Period of Issuance: One (1) year with option to renew.
Application Fees:
Non-refundable application fee: $100.00
Site Inspection fee: $50.00
Fingerprint fee per card: Finger Print Services
Fees Due Upon Approval:
Issuance fee will vary between $150 and $200 depending on time of issuance.  
Annual renewal fee (includes surcharge): $170.00