Liquor license renewal season is quickly approaching and the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) is stressing the importance of renewing on time. Renewal packages will be mailed March 1, 2013 and all licenses are to be renewed by May 1, 2013.
All licenses expire on April 30 of each year and new licenses must be displayed on the licensed premises by May 1 in order to continue to sell or serve alcoholic beverages and be in compliance with Section 501 of the Liquor Control Code and Rule 436.1107.
The completed and signed original license renewal form and the required license fee must be received by the MLCC before April 15 to ensure that the renewed license is received by May 1. If the license is not renewed on time, it will be terminated.
“The Administrative Commissioners and I have spent quite a bit of time discussing the licensing renewal process, and how critical it is that liquor licenses be renewed on a timely basis, and that licensees understand the consequences of not renewing on time,” says MLCC Chairman Andy Deloney.
Consequences of not renewing on time include:
Inability to purchase alcohol;
Inability to sell or serve alcohol;
Notification to MLCC enforcement staff and local law enforcement agencies of non-renewed licensees.
“Online Renewal is available at our website. It’s quick and easy. We also have a great staff to help and answer any questions,” states Deloney. “There’s no reason not to renew on time.”