Liquor Licenses

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To keep everyone safe if possible contact us for new licenses, renewal forms or information call City Hall at 660-747-9131 or e-mail Carl at (Carl Larkerbrink)

The state of emergency is still in effect. Following the guidelines of Section 1, Liquor License renewals must be submitted & approved by September 1, 2020 to continue with alcohol sales.

Section 1. All Licenses and permits whose expiration or renewal was extended under prior orders of the City Manager or City Council shall expire September 1, 2020, with renewals to be effective September 2, 2020. Renewals shall thereafter be issued, when otherwise entitled to renewal, for the balance of the normal 2020-2021 license period.

About Liquor Licenses


The applicant must be of good moral character, a qualified legal voter and a taxpaying citizen of a city, county, town, or village of this state. The application for a liquor license provides a checklist of items required to obtain a license within our municipality. State and County liquor licenses are also required. County licenses are obtained from the County Clerk and State licenses are obtained from the State Division of Liquor Control. City Licenses may be obtained from the City Collector at City Hall, 102 South Holden.

Business must not sell alcohol until both State and City Liquor Licenses have been obtained.

If you have any questions please contact:

  • County Clerk: 660-747-6161
  • Liquor Control / Raytown, Missouri: 816-743-8888

Allocation of Fees & Refunds


According to City Ordinance, 50% of all fees required under this chapter shall be for the processing of the application and the remaining 50% shall be for the issuance of the license. If the City denies the license for any reason, the applicant will be entitled to a 50% refund of the fees. No license shall be entitled to a refund if a license has been suspended, terminated or placed on probation by the City or if the licensee voluntarily ceases operation under the license.

Standards for Issuance


All required documents must first be submitted to the City Collector's Office. Once all items have been received, the application is forwarded for approval by the Community Development, Building Division and Fire Departments. The Police Chief conducts a full investigation of the applicant.

Issuance


When all requirements have been met, the liquor application is then submitted to the City Manager for approval or denial. The actions of the City Manager may be appealed to the City Council for review and final action.

Applications & Related Documents (contact City staff for Open Container Exception)