3 Ways Liquor Licensing Assistance Can Benefit Your Bar Or Restaurant

If you have recently opened a bar or restaurant and plan to serve alcohol, then you'll need to get a liquor license in order to legally serve alcohol on the premises. While this may seem straightforward, it is often anything but. This is primarily because all states and local jurisdictions have different laws and types of licenses, and it is often difficult to discern exactly what you need to do in order to comply with the law. Keep reading below to discover just a few of the ways in which companies that provide liquor licensing services can assist your business in obtaining a liquor license.

Determining the Type of License Needed

The laws governing liquor licenses require businesses to submit specific information on a number of things: who they plan to serve liquor when they will serve it, whether or not it will be manufactured on-site, and whether they plan to allow customers to bring their own alcohol. All of these things and more will determine what type of license (or, as is often the case, multiple licenses) your business will need to apply for. Sorting all of this out on your own can be a hassle and you may mistakenly apply for a category of license that does not apply to your business. Take the headaches and potential for error out of the equation by using a liquor licensing service. 

Keeping Track of the Paperwork

Even if you have correctly identified which type of liquor license your bar or restaurant needs to possess, the application process itself may prove to be too confusing to complete independently. A professional service that provides liquor licensing assistance can tell you exactly which organization you need to apply to — this may be anything from an Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to a local Liquor Commission — what additional identifying documents you need, and how much in fees you'll need to pay upfront. 

Helping with Renewal

Unfortunately for bars and restaurant owners, the complicated liquor licensing ordeal is not a one-time process. Depending on your jurisdiction, you'll have to renew at least every year or two. Companies specializing in liquor license assistance can also help to remind you when it is time to renew and walk you through the steps needed in order to keep your liquor license in good standing. Failing to renew in a timely manner can easily lead to fines or the temporary closure of your establishment.

To learn more, contact a company like Alcoholic Beverage License Service.