Temporary Permits for One, Two, and Three Day Events and Associated Special Acts

Pursuant to section 561.422, Florida Statutes, upon the filing of an application and payment of a fee of $25 per permit, the division may issue a permit authorizing a bona-fide nonprofit civic organization, charitable organization, municipality, or county to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption only on premises for a period not to exceed 3 days, subject to any state law or municipal or county ordinance regulating the time for selling such beverages. Any such civic organization, charitable organization, municipality, or county may be issued up to twelve temporary permits per calendar year, except in those counties or cities with special acts governing the number of permits allowed annually.

Information regarding the cities and counties with applicable special acts can be found at:

Temporary Permits – Special Acts

  • Applicants may apply online or submit an application with a $25 check or money order, online, by mail, or hand delivery, to a Division District Office serving the location of the licensed premise address at least seven days prior to the first day of the planned event to ensure the permit is issued by the requested event date. A list of the Division’s Licensing District Offices can be found at:

Local ABT Licensing Offices

  • The application will be reviewed and if there are no deficiencies the permit will be issued. The division will notify the applicant in writing of any deficiencies. The applicant may also schedule an appointment with the district office and if there are no deficiencies the permit will be issued at the appointment.

Need Help?

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