Licensing

The Bureau of Licensing is responsible for the issuance of all alcoholic beverage licenses and cigarette or other tobacco product permits, and for the maintenance of all records pertaining to these licenses throughout the state.

The Bureau also performs brand registration of all alcoholic beverages, the registration of all salesman for spirituous beverages and wines, and the issuance of cooperative pool buying approvals, wholesale alcoholic beverage licenses, wholesale cigarette and other tobacco products permits, retail cigarette and other tobacco products permits, common carrier licenses for airplanes, trains, boats and other vehicle permits.

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All requests for publications, documents, forms, applications for licenses, permits and other similar certifications can be obtained by contacting the Customer Contact Center.

Thomas R. Philpot, Director 

Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0791

Telephone: 850.487.1395
Facsimile: 850.922.5175

Updated Annual Fees for Alcoholic Beverage Licenses Become Effective October 1, 2018

Beverage License Fees in Baker, Bradford , and Jackson Counties to Decrease Based on Changes in County Population

The Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco Annual License Fees list, effective October 1, 2018, is available here. The updated fee list includes changes in license fees attributable to reported decreases in the estimated county populations of Baker, Bradford, and Jackson counties.

Based on the University of Florida’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research, 2017 Florida Estimates of Population, the estimated populations of Baker County (24,808) and Bradford County (24,673) each decreased to less than 25,000. Accordingly, the license series for spirituous alcoholic beverage licenses in Baker and Bradford Counties will change from 7COP to 8COP for consumption on premises licenses and from 3CPS to 3DPS for package sales only licenses. The decrease in population also qualifies alcoholic beverage licenses in these counties to be issued at the fee rate applicable to licenses in counties with a population less than 25,000.

For Jackson County, the 2017 Florida Estimates of Population reflect an estimated population of 43,055, which qualifies alcoholic beverage licenses in the county to be issued at the fee rate applicable to licenses in counties with a population between 25,000 and not more than 50,000. The license series for spirituous alcoholic beverage licenses in Jackson County also will change from 6COP to 7COP for consumption on premises licenses and from 3BPS to 3CPS for package sales only licenses.