NYS Liquor License Application

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The NYS Liquor License Application is complicated. If you don't fill out your NYS Liquor License Application exactly how the NY State Liquor Authority expects, then your application may be rejected and your filing confiscated. Reapplying will require new payments. The answers to questions change when a new application is filed. 

There is an Easier and Faster Way to Get Your NYS Liquor License Application Approved.

NYS Liquor License Application requirements change so often. This makes it nearly impossible for someone who doesn't deal with the State Liquor Authority on a daily basis to make sense of it all. 

The team at New York State Liquor Authority Consulting includes former State Liquor Authority officials. We know what makes the difference between a NYS Liquor License Application getting approved or rejected.

  • We've assisted in the processing of over 6,357 approved liquor license applications
  • We can complete your NYS Liquor License Application on your behalf
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Understanding NYS Liquor License Application Requirements

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There are different types of NYS liquor licenses. You'll need to figure out which NYS Liquor License Application is the right match for your business. 

The primary types of NYS liquor licenses are as follows:


The NYS Liquor License Application and related requirements are different for each type of liquor license. 

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NYS Liquor License Application Requirements for Restaurants, Bars, Hotels and Other On-Premises Alcohol or Liquor Licenses

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In addition to filling out and submitting a NYS Liquor License Application for your bar, restaurant, hotel or other type of business where alcohol or liquor is sold and consumed at the same location, there are certain requirements that must be met. You'll also need to provide specific documentation. 

The requirements and documentation for a NYS Liquor License Application for On Premises licenses include, but are not limited to:

  • Proof of citizenship
  • $1,00 Penal Bond
  • Photos of the place of business that you want to sell alcohol and/or liquor for consumption at your place of business
  • Photo ID for principal stakeholders
  • Lease, Deed or Management agreement
  • Financial records
  • Filing receipt
  • Restaurant, bar or hotel menu
  • Applicable fees
  • and other requirements that vary depending on the specifics of your business and application


The NYS Liquor License Application requirements for an On-Premises Liquor License in NY State are not limited to the above list. There are additional requirements that must be fulfilled as well. This is all in addition to completing and submitting the NYS Liquor License Application to the State Liquor Authority's liking. 

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NYS Liquor License Application Requirements for Off-Premises Licenses (for Liquor Stores, Grocery Stores, Pharmacies and Similar Businesses)

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On top of all the above listed requirements that apply for an On-Premises License, Off Premises Liquor Licenses have additional requirements that must be met. 

For example, pharmacies must provide a Pharmacy License Certificate as part of their NYS Liquor License Application.

Applicants may also have additional requirements and necessary documentation to satisfy as part of their NYS Liquor License Application. 

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Getting a NYS Liquor License Application Approved is Complicated and Can Take Time. See For Yourself from Videos from SLA Hearings Below.

All new liquor store license applications go to the full board in NYC for approval. 

New liquor license applications that have issues are turned over to the full board to vote on license approval.

Watch SLA hearings in the video below.

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New York State Liquor Authority Consulting has assisted in the processing of over 6,357 approved NYS liquor license applications.

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When You Apply for a NYS Liquor License Application on Your Own, You Could Get Rejected or Lose Opportunities for Liquor Sales

When you complete a NYS Liquor License Application on your own, it could take weeks, sometimes months, to even get a decision on whether your application has been approved or denied. Many businesses are stuck paying rent and other expenses without money coming in from liquor sales. 

New York State Liquor Authority Consulting offers the fastest and easiest way to get your NYS Liquor License Application approved. 

  • We've assisted in the processing of over 6,357 approved liquor license applications
  • We can complete your NYS Liquor License Application on your behalf
  • We Offer Guaranteed Approval*

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* Approval guaranteed if applicant provides all required documents requested by SLA and answers all questions truthfully. Approval guarantee does not apply to applications before the full board.