After your application has been accepted by the DLLC they will send a copy of your application to the City of Prescott. The City Council has 60 days to make a recommendation of approval, disapproval, or no recommendation.
The City Clerk’s office will send the applicant a letter requesting a City non-refundable application processing fee which currently is $365.00 (amount adjusted every July per the CPI) and advising of the scheduled date for Council’s public hearing.
Following receipt of the application processing fee, staff will post a liquor license application notice and a copy of the application at the business site to be left in place for 20 days prior to Council’s public hearing date.
Staff will advise following the Council’s public hearing when the notice can be removed.
Following the Council’s recommendation decision the City Clerk will send the recommendation to the DLLC and they will make a final approval or denial regarding the application. Applicants will be contacted directly by the DLLC regarding issuance.
City Council approved the elimination of the annual liquor license fee per City Ordinance 5050-1590 which was approved at the December 12, 2017 Council Meeting.
Arizona Department of
Liquor Licenses & Control
800 West Washington, 5th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
The Special Event Liquor License application process begins with downloading the application through the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses & Control (DLLC) at the following link:
IMPORTANT: Special Event applications must be received by the AZ Department of Liquor Licenses and Control AT LEAST ten (10) days prior to the event.
The City of Prescott’s daily Special Event Liquor license fee is $78.00. This amount is adjusted every July to the CPI (Consumer Price Index).
The Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control fee is $25.00 daily.
Note: If the Special Event is being held at an establishment with an existing liquor license, a letter must accompany the application stating the business will suspend its liquor sales during the Special Event.
Additional Note: If the Special Event is being held on City property, such as at Watson Lake Park or in the Grace Sparkes Memorial Activity Center, or it requires city personnel assistance, such as barricades or Police Officers, please get in touch with the Recreation Services Department at 928-777-1552 first.
If you have any additional questions, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 928-777-1437.
The application form is available at the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control (DLLC) website through the following link:
Temporary Extensions – No City of Prescott fee; $100 DLLC fee.
Permanent Extensions – No City of Prescott fee; $50 DLLC fee.
Note – You may submit multiple dates at one time and extensions are good for 12 months from the first date on the application.
Please allow 60-90 days to process your application.
Permanent Extensions require the approval of city staff. Following staff review, and if the application is recommended for approval, the City Clerk’s Office will forward it to the DLLC to be approved and issued. Applicants will be contacted directly by the DLLC regarding approval.
Temporary Extensions require the approval of city staff. Following staff review, and if the application is recommended for approval, the City Clerk’s Office will forward it to the DLLC to be approved and issued. Applicants will be contacted directly by the DLLC regarding approval.
All forms can be printed off the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control website. Click on Licensing Forms on the right side of the screen and select the appropriate form you wish to print.
If you have any further questions please contact the City Clerk’s Office: 928-777-1437.