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Wholesale Malt Beverage and Wine License
Fees
Do not include fees at time of application. Fee will be collected at a later time.
 
License Fee: $275
Server Education Fee: None

 
Privileges and Requirements
  • Store, import, export, and sell malt beverages, wine, and cider at wholesale to Oregon licensees.
  • Make some retail sales of malt beverages, wine, and cider to individuals in Oregon

 
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Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) are adopted, repealed and amended by the Oregon legislature and signed into law by the Governor.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 These regulations are proposed by, adopted, repealed and amended by the OLCC.

 
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
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
 

 
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. 

 
Application Forms
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 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
 
 

 
Required Training
Applicants for a Wholesale Malt Beverage and Wine license must:
 

 
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