The Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) now offers next-day approval for many applications for temporary outdoor service permits, as recommended by the Office of Regulatory Reinvention (ORR).
Though the Commission considers applications for many kinds of licenses, permits, and permissions on a daily basis, the process of creating full dockets for temporary outdoor service permits was very time consuming for the commission and MLCC staff.
In order for an application for temporary outdoor service to be placed on a consent agenda for next-day consideration, the application must meet certain criteria:
It must be a completed application,
The $70 permit fee must be included.
There must be a completed diagram with dimensions indicating the establishment’s ingress/egress.
The proposed area must be smaller than 20,000 square feet.
The proposed area must not be located adjacent to a body of water or within a sporting venue.
The proposed area must not be more than 25 feet from the establishment.
The proposed area must not be across an easement or thoroughfare.
If these criteria are met, the application will be placed on the consent agenda for next-day consideration. If any of the above are not met, more information or time may be required. For more information, visit www.michigan.gov/lcc.