NOTICE OF 2018 QUOTA BEVERAGE LICENSE DRAWING ENTRY PERIOD
The Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco will accept Quota Beverage License Drawing Entry Forms for a period of 45 days, beginning August 20, 2018, and ending at 5:00 p.m. on October 3, 2018.
Important information regarding the drawing entry process, including a list of counties where quota beverage licenses are available in the next drawing, is available here.

Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco

The Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco

Regulates the manufacturing, distribution, sale, and service of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products in Florida, including: receipt and processing of license applications; collection and auditing of taxes, surcharges, and fees paid by licensees; and enforcement of the laws and regulations governing the sale of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products, pursuant to Chapters 210, 561-565, and 567-569, Florida Statutes.

Electronic Data Submission

EDS stands for Electronic Data Submission. Unlike submitting paper forms, the EDS system allows submittal of monthly reports electronically. EDS allows for a more cost efficient and accurate method of filing monthly reports

Getting Started With Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco

Types of Licenses and Permits A full list describing the licenses and permits for alcoholic beverages, cigarettes and other tobacco products, and the additional terms that may apply to each.

License Fee Chart License fees associated with different license types and the county it is issued in.

Temporary License Fee Chart A comprehensive list of the fees associated with obtaining an Alcoholic Beverage Temporary License/Permit.

How to get an Alcoholic Beverage License A brief account of the process involved in obtaining an Alcoholic Beverage License.

Local ABT Licensing Offices The Division has numerous Bureau of Licensing offices located throughout the state.

Local Zoning Departments A comprehensive list of the addresses and other contact information of area zoning offices.

Temporary Permit (ODP) Special Acts Beginning July 1, 2016, bona-fide non-profit civic organizations, charitable organizations, municipalities, and counties are limited to 12 permits per calendar year with the exception of small areas within specific counties.

General Laws and Special Acts for Special Licenses A reference regarding special acts and requirements relating to Motels, Hotels, Restaurants, and Condominiums pertaining to specific Florida counties.

Alcoholic Beverage Sales at Special Events A special temporary permit to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on premises and to be used for extension of existing licensed premises.

Florida Farm Winery Information The requirements needed to qualify as a Florida Farm Winery as provided by sections 599.004 and 561.221(b) of the Florida Statutes.

Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco

Alcohol Brand Registrant and Brand/Label
Retail Tobacco Products Dealer Permit

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

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.