The Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco Conducts Annual Quota Liquor License Drawing
June 30, 2010
TALLAHASSEE—Today, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco held the annual quota liquor license drawing. There were 27 licenses in 18 counties available for the drawing, which attracted 5,883 applicants. For a full list of winners, please visit: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/abt/documents/WinnersListforthe2009QuotaDrawing06-30-2010.pdf.
The quota alcoholic beverage license is intended for retailers who wish to sell beer, wine or liquor at establishments, such as bars and package stores, without having to meet requirements of a specialty license, such as a restaurant. The drawing is conducted through a double-random computer drawing.
For a full list of the types of licenses available, please visit: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/abt/index.html.
Each county is allotted a quota license for every increase to their population by 7,500 residents under general law. There are five counties, Duval, Lake, Leon, Nassau, and Polk, which receive new licenses based on county special acts.
The mission of ABT is to keep alcohol and tobacco out of the hands of underage persons, to ensure that licensed establishments are in compliance with the laws and rules regulating the industry in Florida, and to collect taxes and fees related to these industries.
The Department’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. The Department licenses more than one million businesses and professionals ranging from real estate agents, veterinarians, and accountants to contractors and cosmetologists. For more information, please visit MyFloridaLicense.com.