Liquor Licenses

General Overview

Any person who wishes to sell spirituous liquor in Arizona must first apply at the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control for a state liquor license.  In addition, a Arizona Department of Revenue Transaction Privilege (Sales) Tax License is required. 

Glendale Licensing Requirements

Persons wishing to conduct business within the City of Glendale jurisdiction, where spirituous liquor is sold.  A Glendale Liquor License Packet will be required to be complete and submit for approval.

Application Process Overview

The approval process normally takes 45 to 90 days once all applications have been completed and filed.  Department of Liquor Licenses and Control files the application once it is deemed complete. When an application is not complete, it is returned to the applicant with specific instructions to assist in the satisfactory completion of the application.

 Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control will mail the completed application to the City, where it will be processed and assigned a City Council meeting.  The City will issue a letter to the applicant/agent indicating receipt of the application and outlining the next steps for completion.

Time is Critical

In the completion of the above outlined steps. The Department of Liquor Licenses and Control requires immediate City action. Since delay in the completion of these requirements could cause a recommendation for denial of this application, it is recommended that immediate action be taken to start this process.

Extension of Premises

To expand or enlarge the area in which alcohol can be served, an existing establishment that is already licensed to sell alcohol can request a temporary or permanent extension of premise.  The area must be contiguous to the currently licensed area.  Because extensions of premise require review by Fire Prevention, requests must be submitted through our Special Event Permit process.