|Do not include fees at time of application. Fee will be collected at a later time. |
License Fee: $100
Server Education Fee: None
|Privileges and Requirements|
- Store, import, export, and produce malt beverages, wine, and cider.
- In Oregon, primarily sell or ship to other Oregon wholesalers; however, some exceptions may apply.
|Laws and Rules|
|Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) are adopted, repealed and amended by the Oregon legislature and signed into law by the Governor. |
Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) are implemented by the OLCC. These regulations are proposed by, adopted, repealed and amended by the OLCC.
- ORS 471.242 (Warehouse license)
- ORS 471.155 (Privilege Tax Bond Requirement)
- ORS 473.030, 473.035, 473.045, 473.047, 473.050, 473.060, 473.065, 473.070, 473.080, 473.090, 473.100, 473.110, 473.120, 473.130, 473.140, 473.150, 473.160, 473.170, 473.990, and 473.992 (Wine, Cider and Malt Beverage Privilege Tax)
|Taxes and Bond Requirements|
|Privilege Tax |
You are responsible for reporting to the OLCC the amount of any malt beverages, wine and cider you import into Oregon. You may be required to pay a tax on these malt beverages, wine and cider.
Privilege Tax Bond
Unless you qualify for an exception, you will be required to maintain a privilege tax bond with the OLCC. More information is available at: http://www.oregon.gov/OLCC/privilege_tax.shtml#Bond_Requirement
Oregon Wine Board Tax
You may be responsible for this tax. For more information, read: Oregon Wine Board Tax Fact Sheet
|Before You Apply|
- Contact the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to determine what you need to do to comply with Federal laws.
- You must have an address in Oregon where you will do business.
- You must currently own, lease, or rent the business property or you must be in the process of purchasing, leasing, or renting the property. You may make any purchase, lease, or rent agreement contingent on obtaining a liquor license.
- Determine whether your business will be a sole proprietorship or some form of legal entity (such as a corporation or limited liability company). If you are a legal entity you must be registered to do business in Oregon with the Oregon Secretary of State Corporation Division.
- If you will offer lottery games (including video poker) contact the Oregon Lottery Commission.
- If you will make, warehouse, or sell at retail beer or wine for drinking on site, the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Division may require a license.
|In order for the OLCC to be able to accept your application packet, it must contain all of the following OLCC forms and information: |
If you apply as a Corporation, LLC, Limited Partnership, or Franchise, you will need to complete the appropriate form below:
Additional REQUIRED DOCUMENTS to submit with your application
- Proof that you have, or will have access to the real property. Real property is the land or the building. This can be a lease, sale agreement or other proof of ownership, or a signed or draft document.
- If you are buying the business, proof that you have, or will have access to the personal property. Personal property means the business, furnishings and equipment. This can be a lease, sale agreement or other proof of ownership, or a signed or draft document.
|Submitting the Application Packet|
|You will be working with the OLCC office that covers the city or county where your business will be located. |
Mail or deliver your completed application packet to the OLCC office that covers the city or county in Oregon where your business address is located. Do not include the license fee at this time.
If you need help completing your application, contact the OLCC office where you will be submitting your application packet.
OLCC Office Locations
|City or County Approval|
|Once the OLCC has determined that your application packet is complete and accurate, we will begin working on your application. We will then give you some documents to you take to the local government for their recommendation. |
- The local government is the city if your business address is within the city limits; or
- The local government is the county if your business address is outside of the city limits
Contact your city or county to make sure you understand their process. They generally will not review your application until it is accepted by OLCC.
|90-Day Temporary Authority to Operate|
|If you are taking over a business that already has a liquor license and are ready to operate the business immediately, we may be able to issue a 90-Day Temporary Authority to Operate. |
Before the authority can be issued, you must:
- Pay the license fee
- Complete Law Orientation
|For more information|
|You will be working with the OLCC office that covers the city or county where your business will be located. If you need help completing your application, or have additional questions, please contact the office where you will be submitting your application packet. |
OLCC Office Locations