DBPR Announces Results of Annual Quota Alcoholic Beverage License Drawing
~ 35 selected entrants from the 2022 entry period now have 45 days to apply for a license in the county where selected ~
September 25, 2023
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s (DBPR) Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (the Division) conducted the public drawing for quota alcoholic beverage licenses available from the 2022 entry period. The results of the drawing are available on DBPR’s Quota Licenses and Drawing web page here.
For the 2022 entry period, DBPR received more than 26,000 entries for 35 licenses in 19 counties, including Alachua, Broward, Citrus, Miami-Dade, Duval, Flagler, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Marion, Okaloosa, Orange, Palm Beach, Pasco, Polk, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Santa Rosa and Washington.
Entrants selected from today’s drawing will be awarded the priority right to apply and qualify to hold one of the available licenses in the county from which their entry was selected. The Florida Beverage Law requires that each selected entrant file an application to qualify to hold the license within 45 days from the date of the Division’s notice of selection.
Quota alcoholic beverage licenses authorize the holder of the license to sell beer, wine and distilled spirits, either for package sales only or for consumption on the licensed premises, depending on the license series selected. The Florida Beverage Law limits the total number of quota alcoholic beverage licenses by county population estimates, authorizing the Division to issue no more than one license for every 7,500 residents within a county. Each year, the Division analyzes population data in Florida’s 67 counties, and based on the licenses available, opens the drawing process.
The ongoing 2023 drawing entry period remains open until Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at 5 p.m. Entrants can apply using DBPR’s online portal to pay by credit card. To enter and pay by check or money order, applications and payment can be mailed, or hand-delivered to the following address:
DBPR Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco
Attn: Quota Beverage License Drawing
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399
A fee of $10,750 collected from each person, firm or corporation issued a new quota liquor license will be sent to the Florida Department of Children and Families for alcohol and drug abuse education, treatment and prevention programs.
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation licenses and regulates more than 1.6 million businesses and professionals in the State of Florida across more than 30 fields of industry. The Department’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. For more information, visit MyFloridaLicense.com.