The Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco Opens 2008 Quota License Application Period
September 12, 2008
TALLAHASSEE—On Aug. 18 2008, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco opened the application period for the 2008 Quota Liquor License Drawing. The Division will accept quota license drawing entry for 45 days, ending Oct. 1 at 5 p.m.
Establishments that sell less than 51 percent food and wish to sell liquor must obtain a quota liquor license. For every increase in the population of a county by 7500 residents, a new quota license is created. In order to obtain a quota license, establishments must either buy an existing license, or enter the quota drawing to win the right to apply for a quota license. The winners may then apply for the issuance of the new license.
The Division must receive all entry forms before Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. There are no exceptions to this policy. Applicants should mail or deliver the completed entry form, including payment (check or money order made payable to ABT), to:
DIVISION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND TOBACCO
Attention: Quota License Drawing
1940 North Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1021
For more information about entering the Quota License Drawing, interested applicants are encouraged to contact their local Bureau of Licensing of the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco or visit http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/abt/index.html.
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 www.MyFloridaLicense.com.