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Bar Application Kit (Series 06)

The bar (series 6) liquor license is a "quota" license available only through the Arizona Liquor License Lottery or for purchase on the open market. When you have identified a bar (series 6) liquor license for sale on the open market, your application will need to include The Arizona Statement of Citizenship and Alien Status For State Public Benefits Form (AKA Alien 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.

Once issued, this license is transferable from person to person and/or location to location within the same county only and allows the holder both on- & off-sale retail privileges.

This license allows a bar retailer to sell and serve spirituous liquors to be consumed on the premises, in the original container for consumption on the premises. This retail licensee also has limited off-sale ("to go") privileges. Liquor may be delivered off of the licensed premises in connection with a retail sale. Payment must be made no later than the time of delivery. Off-sale ("To Go") package sales of spirituous liquor can be made on the bar premises as long as the area of off-sale operation does not utilize a separate entrance and exit from the ones provided for the bar. The total of all off-sale liquor sales shall not exceed 30% of on-sale retail liquor sales per license/location. It is the responsibility of the licensee to provide sales receipts upon request. Reference A.R.S.§ 4-206.01(F).

A hotel or motel with a Series 06 license may sell spirituous liquor in sealed containers in individual portions to its registered guests at any time by means of a minibar located in the guest rooms of registered guests. The hotel rooms with minibars must be included in the diagram of the licensed premies on file at the Department of Liquor. The registered guest must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age. Access to the minibar is by a key or magnetic card device and not furnished to a guest between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Reference A.R.S. § 4-205.06.

The bar (series 6) liquor license may fill and sell "growlers". Reference A.R.S. § 4-244(32).

ADDITIONAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Applicants, licensees, and managers must take a Title 4 training course (liquor handling, laws and regulations) prior to approval. A licensee acting as a retail agent, authorized to purchase and accept delivery of spirituous liquor by other licensees, must receive a certificate of registration from the Department. A pregnancy warning sign for pregnant women consuming spirituous liquor must be posted within twenty (20) feet of the cash register or behind the bar. An Employee Log must be kept by the licensee of all persons employed at the premises including each employee's name, place of birth, address and responsibilities. Bar licensees must pay an annual surcharge of $100.00.

ARIZONA STATUTES AND REGULATIONS: A.R.S. § 4-119, 4-201, 4-202, 4-203, 4-206.01, 4-207.01, 4-209(B)(6), 4-209(D)(6), 4-209(J)(K)(C), 4-213(C), 4-222, 4-261; Rule R19-1-235.

Average Approval Time: Sixty-five (65) to one-hundred five (105) days.
Period of Issuance: One (1) year with option to renew.
Application Fees:
This is a quota license, which means there are no "new" Series 06 licenses available. It must be purchased privately and the price is based on availability in the county. Once a Series 06 has been purchased, the buyer must apply for a transfer to have the license put in his or her name, at the same or another location.
Non-refundable person (ownership) fee: $100.00
Non-refundable location transfer fee: $100.00
Interim Permit fee (not permitted for location transfer): $100.00
Fingerprint fee per card: $22.00 Fingerprint Services
Fees Due Upon Approval:
Final fees for a person (ownership) transfer: $300.00
Final fees for a location transfer: $100.00
Final fees for a person/location transfer: $400.00
Annual renewal fee (includes surcharge): $250.00