A liquor license transfer in NY state is one of the most confusing and complicated parts of state liquor law.
For years, New York State Liquor Authority Consulting has helped simplify and speed up the process for a liquor license transfer in New York.
Our team of former State Liquor Authority professionals can help you with your liquor license transfer. To make it simple, quick and affordable...
What is a Liquor License Transfer in NY State?
Most people think of a liquor license transfer as the process of transferring a liquor license from one person to the next. This most commonly occurs when a business with a liquor license is sold to another person.
However, by law there is no such thing as a liquor license transfer in NY state. Rather, the State Liquor Authority uses a transfer application to differentiate between new liquor license applications and liquor license applications for businesses that have a liquor license and are selling their business.
The difference in how everyday people define a liquor license transfer and how the State Liquor Authority defines a liquor license transfer can cause a lot of confusion. This is why it is so important to complete a transfer application right the first time.
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How to Apply for a Liquor License Transfer in NY State
Applying for a liquor license transfer in NY State follows a very similar process compared to a new liquor license application.
This also means that a liquor license transfer can take much longer than you may expect. If your application for a liquor license transfer isn't filled out exactly to the satisfaction of the State Liquor Authority, your application will be rejected. Rejection would mean you'd have to do the whole entire liquor license application process over again, meaning an even longer wait until you're able to start selling liquor.
An application for a liquor license transfer includes the following requirements:
- Retail License Application,
- Application for a Liquidator's Permit and an inventory list,
- Contract of Sale between the person who is transferring the business and who is buying the business,
- Fingerprint Cards for all involved,
- Relevant photographs,
- Community Board and/or Municipality Notification,
- Financial Documentation
- and more
Liquor License Transfer and Temporary Retail Permits
If someone is buying a business that has a liquor license, a temporary retail permit may allow the new business owner to sell liquor sooner. A Temporary Retail Permit allows a business to sell liquor for at least 30 days prior to their liquor license transfer being submitted.
Make The Liquor License Transfer Process Fast, Simple and Affordable
Even seemingly simple parts of the liquor license application process can get complicated. A question that seems easy to answer on an application may actually require an answer that most people wouldn't even think of.
New York State Liquor Authority Consulting has assisted in the processing of over 5,000 approved liquor license applications.
When you need a liquor license transfer in NY state, trust the experienced professionals at New York State Liquor Authority Consulting to help you get approved. Our team includes former State Liquor Authority officials who know what can cause an application to get rejected or approved.
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