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Beer and Wine Bar Application Kit (Series 07)

The beer and wine bar (series 7) 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 beer and wine bar (series 7) 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 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.

The beer and wine bar (series 7) liquor license is a "quota" license available only through the Arizona Liquor License Lottery or for purchase on the open market. Once issued, this license allows a beer and wine bar retailer to sell and serve beer and wine, primarily by individual portions, to be consumed on the premises and in the original container for consumption on or off 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).

The beer and wine bar (series 7) liquor license may fill and sell "growlers". Reference A.R.S. § 4-244(32).

ADDITIONAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The retailer must complete a state-approved Record of Delivery form for each spirituous liquor retail delivery. 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, date and place of birth, address and responsibilities. Bar, beer and wine bar and restaurant licensees must pay annual surcharges of $100.00. The money collected from these licensees will be used by the Department for an auditor to review compliance by restaurants with the restaurant licensing provisions of ARS 4-205.02; enforcement programs, and neighborhood liaison unit.

ARIZONA STATUTES AND REGULATIONS:A.R.S. §4-119, 4-201, 4-202, 4-203, 4-206.01, 4-207.01, 4-209(B)(7), 4-209(D)(7), 4-209(J)(K)(L), 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 07 licenses available. It must be purchased privately and the price is based on availability in the county. Once a Series 07 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
Fingerprint fee per card: $22.00 Finger Print Services
Interim Permit fee (not permitted for location transfer): $100.00
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): $175.00