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Stipulated Licenses

A stipulated license allows an applicant for a retailer, manufacturer or wholesaler license to operate during its 45-day public notice period and to begin operations prior to being issued a:

  • New license;
  • Transfer of a license to a new location; or
  • A substantial change in operations.

In order to apply for a stipulated license, the applicant must submit a letter to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board requesting a stipulated license along with a letter of support from their affected Advisory Neighborhood Commission.

The cost of a stipulated license is $100.

A stipulated license expires when either a permanent license is issued or a protestant is granted standing at a roll call hearing.