Dade Liquor License
A Dade liquor license is the permit to sell and distribute beer, wine, and liquor to the holder, issued by the government or local authorities of the Dade county. Multiple types of Dade county liquor licenses that are issued by the authorities grant permission to sell the specific alcoholic beverage. Also, Dade county is having regulations over the number of quantities published for that county. It is also stated as ‘Quota’. Limiting the number of liquor licenses for Dade county makes them more valuable in the open market. Thus, the demand for these Dade county liquor licenses remains high. Normally alcohol laws differ in the different counties. Municipalities and local city authorities may have a different set of their own rules. The condition is that those rules must be followed and maintained to get a Dade county liquor license. State or county’s alcohol beverages board surveillance over the activities of the license holder. Dade county liquor licenses can be applied from the local authorities/ municipalities. They can also be applied from the department of alcohol and beverages of Dade county. Before applying for a Dade liquor license, you should check the availability of the license with the governing body of Dade county. Getting a Dade county liquor license for a non-quota county is relatively cheaper than the quota county. In Dade county, not only the establishment but the staff also have to be licensed.
Types of dade county liquor license
There are many types of liquor licenses available.
- Dade county’s Vending liquor license
- Dade county’s Manufacturing liquor license
- Dade county’s Distributing liquor license
- Dade county’s Other liquor license
- A Vendors’ license is granted for the sales and trading of the license. This category includes varieties of licenses. They are divided into two major subcategories. The first one is a package sale Dade county liquor license and the second is consumption on-premises Dade county liquor license. They are also differentiated by the type of alcoholic beverage and the location.
- A manufacturer liquor license is granted for the manufacturing of wine, distilled spirits, malt beverages and other types of alcoholic beverages. They have only permitted to sell their manufactured liquor to the Dade county-authorized liquor wholesaler. Some of the manufacturing licenses also have a limit on the production of liquor or alcoholic beverages. It is ceasing the establishment to produce limited ounces per year.
- A distributor’s license is granted for all the activities involved in the distribution of the liquor. A distributor’s license has many different types of subcategorized licenses like distributors license, importer’s license, exporter’s license and many more. They also have the Dade liquor license for the salesmen and broker of the Dade county.
- Dade county also issues liquor licenses for the storage of alcoholic beverages. There are two types of storage liquor licenses available. OPS liquor license and SBW liquor license. OPS liquor license is called an Off-premises storage permit and the SBW liquor license is called as State bonded warehouse liquor license. They permit the Dade county liquor license holder to store alcoholic beverages. Those Dade county liquor licenses have very few annual fees and subject to state-wide beverages laws. There are also many other types of Dade county liquor licenses available specialized for motels/hotels, hospitals, bowling areas, boats, airports, railroads, buses, clubs, lodges, tennis club, Etc.
|TYPE OF DADE COUNTY LIQUOR LICENSE||CLASS OF DADE COUNTY LIQUOR LICENSE||DETAILS|
|DADE COUNTY’S PACKAGE SALES LIQUOR LICENSE||1ASP||Package sales of beer for off-premises consumption.|
|2ASP||Package sales of wine and beer for off-premises consumption.|
|3APS/ 3PS||Package sales of beer, wine and liquor for off-premises consumption.|
|DADE COUNTY’S CONSUMPTION ON PREMISES LIQUOR LICENSES||1COP||Consumption of beer on or off premises where it sold, as a drink or in a sealed container.|
|2COP||Consumption of wine and beer on or off premises where it sold, as a drink or in a sealed container.|
|QUOTA (4COP/ 5COP/ 6COP/ 7COP/ 8COP)||Consumption of beer, wine and liquor on or off premises where it sold, where it sold, as a drink or in a sealed container.|
|DADE COUNTY’S SPECIAL FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT LIQUOR LICENSE||SFS (4COP/ 5COP/ 6COP/ 7COP/ 8COP)||Consumption of beer, wine and liquor on premises only.|
For more information: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/abt/rules_statutes/license_types.pdf
Classes of dade county liquor license
Dade county’s brewpub liquor license
The concept of the brewpub is very ancient. A brewpub is a place where bar and brewery are in the same place. In a brewpub, beer is being manufactured and sold on the same premises. Brewpubs serve beer like any other pub, but the only difference is that the beer is produced by themselves. they dispense beer directly from the brewery’s storage tanks. In most brewpubs, the brewery and pub are separated by the glass so customers can view where their beer is coming from. The law says that a brewpub must sell a minimum of 25% of its beer on-premises. A CMB (Manufacturer of Malt Beverages) and/or CMBP (Manufacturer of Malt Beverages in Vendor Premises) Dade liquor license is required for the brewpub. The approximate annual fee of a CMB Dade county liquor license is $3000 and for CMBP Dade county liquor license is $500.
Dade county’s tavern liquor License
A tavern is a place where people meet for business meetings or hangout. They visit a tavern to drink alcoholic beverages and have some food. A tavern serves alcoholic beverages like beer, wine, and liquor on-premises but they are not permitted to sell it off the premises. Also, the tavern does not have their full kitchen but still provide snacks and other fast food. A 4COP Dade county liquor license is required to open a tavern. it is also necessary to follow all the regulations prefixed by the department of alcoholic beverages and local authorities of Dade county. Normally a tavern must be 500 feet away from the government-regulated places, schools, Etc.
Dade county’s quota liquor license
A quota is a term regulated by the authorities to limit the quantity or value of the asset that an authorized area can generate or regulate in the affixed term/session. The benefit of having quota over an asset helps to control the supply and demand. Thus, it is very important to enforce a quota on delicate assets. Back when alcohol was prohibited for more than 24 years in the states. The prohibition removed in 1933. The government was concerned about the consumption of alcohol. So, the quota was created to control over consumption and serving of alcohol.
A quota license is having a quota on a Dade county liquor license. It means that the quantity of the Dade county liquor licenses generated or issued is limited by the various factors limited to a particular place. Among the 50 states in the US, 66% of them are quota states which also include Florida. In quota liquor license, the Florida law represents that one quota Dade liquor license has to be issued, for every 7,500 residents living in the Dade county. County’s population determines the number of Dade liquor licenses available. The quantity of these licenses is limited by the population of the respected county. For every 7,500 increase in population, it led to issue a new license for the Dade county. This number varies by states and counties.
If we take the united states, for instance, a single liquor license in non-quota states ranges between $500-$1000, while in quota states this liquor licenses state between $1000 to even more than $500,000. This frames the demand for the liquor licenses for quota states. These liquor licenses can also be purchased from the existing holder in the open market or can be win through Florida lotto. A Dade liquor license cannot be moved to another location/county. It is specific for the Dade county.
What makes quota Dade county liquor licenses apart from the other Liquor licenses is that they allow package sales. They are not limited to only selling the liquor on-premises. The second advantage of having a quota Dade county license is that they are not restricted to the 51% food and 49% alcohol revenue rule. Bars, pubs and restaurants who already have a Dade county liquor license often try to limit the number of liquor licenses issued to a particular county because the more liquor licenses a government will issue, the more competitors they have to face in the open market.
Dade county’s restaurant liquor license
SRX liquor license also known as SFS liquor license is a special food service liquor license for the Dade county. They are also called as Restaurant only liquor licenses. The SRX liquor license permits to sell alcoholic beverages like beer, wine, and liquor in a restaurant for consumption-on-premises only. It means you cannot take liquor outside of the restaurant’s premises. The authority issues SRX Dade county liquor licenses in an exception of its numbers. There are no certain limitations in issuing these liquor licenses and it is issued directly to the applicant. These SRX liquor licenses are ranging from approximately $500-$2000, depending on the county. To obtain an SRX Dade county liquor license, the state of Florida requires your restaurant to meet specific requirements like:
- Service area must be at least 2,500 square feet
- Minimum 51% of its gross revenue should come from the food and non-alcoholic beverages, if not then the restaurant could lose its special SRX liquor license.
- Minimum seating of 150 persons at tables at a time.
After getting the SRX Dade county liquor license, the restaurant can’t operate itself as a package store by making package alcohol sales. Also, the sale of liquor and other alcoholic beverages is prohibited after the serving hours of food have passed. If you caught serving alcoholic beverages after the serving hours, you can be penalized by the federal authorities or the department of alcoholic beverages of Dade county. Also, you are free to sell/transfer your Dade county liquor license to the buyer, but you are not eligible to transfer it to another location/space.
Process of getting a dade county liquor license
Getting a Dade county liquor license is a complex process. You have to meet many standardized guidelines prefixed by the department of alcoholic beverages of Dade county. Not only in the state of Florida but every state in the US is having regulations over the distribution and selling of alcoholic beverages. Many requirements have to be fulfilled before applying for a Dade county liquor license. Not only approval for the liquor license but approval for the asset you are planning to build your pub, bar or store also has to be taken from the zoning board of the Dade county. It will be a better option to get zoning approval before applying for a Dade liquor license or purchasing it. Local municipalities match their zoning criteria to conform that your establishment is in the right place or not. Zoning can take up to 90 days to grant you a certification. There are many documents and certifications required to get a Dade county liquor license from the authorities. Types of documents depend on the types of liquor licenses and the location of the establishment. But here we listed some of the most required documents to get a Dade county liquor license.
- Dade county liquor license application form
- Social security number
- Zoning certificate by the authorities of Dade county
- Business registration number
- Floorplan/ sketch of the building
- Approval from the Dade county’s department of health
- Employer number
These documents can be submitted via the online portal of the department of alcohol and beverages, Dade county. It can also be submitted by physically visiting the authorized office.
Dade county liquor license laws
Different counties have their own set of rules about the serving and consumption of alcoholic beverages. So, it is also important to know about the liquor laws of that county. Dade county’s liquor laws are not different than laws prefixed by governing authorities of the state of Florida. The Dade county liquor license holder can sell or serve alcohol between 6:00 AM to 2:00 AM. The laws also state that alcoholic beverages can only be served to individuals aged more than 21 years.
Dade county liquor license renewal
Dade county liquor licenses permit also comes with the expiration. To continue your business with that liquor license, you have to renew the liquor license. Every Dade county liquor license comes with their timeframe. Some Dade county liquor licenses are granted to the holder for one year while some of them are granted for more than 3 years. The process of renewing the Dade county liquor license is very simple if rules and regulations are being followed throughout the timeline. But if any complaint has been filed, it will reduce the chances of renewal. However, it can be renewed by paying some nominal penalties, if the mischief is not major. The renewal of the Dade county liquor license is very nominal, ranging from $1000 to several thousand dollars.