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License Types and Costs

Retail Licensee Fees effective July 1, 2012


TYPE OF LICENSE TYPE OF BUSINESS COST
Beer On Premises Restaurant, hotel, tax-exempt private club, food concessions at coliseum and stadium, resort complex $145.00
Beer Off Premises* Grocery store, delicatessen, drugstore, marina store $120.00
Beer Off Premises and Keg* Grocery store, delicatessen, drugstore, marina store $185.00
Beer On and Off Premises* Restaurant, hotel, tax-exempt private club, grocery store** $300.00
Beer On and Off Premises and Keg* Restaurant, hotel, tax-exempt private club, grocery store** $365.00
Wine and Beer On Premises Restaurant, hotel, hotel-limited service, tax-exempt private club, food concessions at coliseum and stadium, resort complex $300.00
Hospital $145.00
Day Spa (Wine and Beer On Premises) Commercial establishment offering both massage therapy and cosmetology services $100.00
Meal Assembly Kitchen (Wine and Beer On Premises) Commercial establishment offering ingredients for the preparation of meals $100.00
Wine and Beer Off Premises* Grocery store, convenience grocery store, delicatessen, drugstore, gift shop, gourmet shop $230.00
Wine and Beer Off Premises and Keg* Grocery store, convenience grocery store, delicatessen, drugstore, gift shop, gourmet shop $295.00
Wine and Beer On and Off Premises* Restaurant, hotel, tax-exempt private club, grocery store** $600.00
Wine and Beer On and Off Premises and Keg* Restaurant, hotel, tax-exempt private club, grocery store** $665.00
Gourmet Oyster House (Wine and Beer On and Off Premises) Commercial marina permitted to serve oysters/fresh seafood on premises $230.00
Gourmet Oyster House and Keg (Wine and Beer On and Off Premises and Keg) Commercial marina permitted to serve oysters/fresh seafood on premises $295.00
Mixed Beverage (On Premises)

Wine and beer on premises privileges are required to apply for Mixed Beverage On Premises. Both privileges may be applied for simultaneously.

Restaurant, Hotel, Resort Complex  
Seating capacity 1 to 100 persons $560.00
Seating capacity 101 to 150 persons $975.00
Seating capacity 151 or more persons $1,430.00
Tax-Exempt Private Club  
Not more than 200 members $750.00
201 to 500 members $1,860.00
501 or more members $2,765.00
Restaurant on Government Property $500.00
Limited Mixed Beverage On Premises

Wine and beer on premises privileges are not required to apply for Limited Mixed Beverage On Premises, but may be applied for if desired.

Limited Mixed Beverage Restaurant (Note: Allows use of dessert wines and no more than six varieties of liqueurs)  
Seating capacity 1 to 100 persons $460.00
Seating capacity 101 to 150 persons $875.00
Seating capacity 151 or more persons $1,330.00
Mixed Beverage Caterer Caterer (includes wine, beer and mixed beverage) $1,860.00
Mixed Beverage Caterer Limited Caterer (includes wine, beer and mixed beverage) - limited to 12 events per year $500.00
Carrier: Beer On Boat (per boat), train (per car) $145.00
Carrier: Wine and Beer On Airplane $750.00
Boat (per boat), train (per car) $300.00
Carrier: Mixed Beverage Airplane $1,475.00
Boat (per boat) $560.00
Train (per car) $190.00
Annual Mixed Beverage Amphitheater Food concession at outdoor performing arts facility. (Seating and geographic restrictions apply.) $560.00
Annual Mixed Beverage Motor Sports Race Track Food concession at outdoor road racing facility. (Geographic restrictions apply.) $560.00
Annual Mixed Beverage Motor Sports Facility Food concession at outdoor motor sports facility hosting NASCAR national touring race $560.00
Annual Mixed Beverage Special Event Performing arts facility $560.00
Annual Banquet Private nonprofit fraternal, patriotic, charitable membership organization $150.00
Annual Mixed Beverage Banquet Private nonprofit fraternal, patriotic, charitable membership organization $500.00
Banquet Facility Volunteer fire department, volunteer rescue squad (no sales) $190.00
Bed and Breakfast Wine, beer or mixed beverage to overnight lodgers for on premises consumption $35.00
Canal Boat Operator Nonprofit organization operating tourism canal boats. (Geographic restrictions apply.) $100.00
Equine Sporting Organization holding equestrian events $130.00
Gourmet Brewing Shop Rented facility for manufacturing, fermenting and bottling beer $230.00
Motor Car Sporting Facility regularly occupied for motor car sporting events $130.00
Museum Tax-exempt museum (Museum shall not sell or charge for alcoholic beverages.) $190.00
Distillery (5000 gallons or less annually) $450.00
(over 5000 gallons annually) $3,725.00
Fruit Distillers   $3,725.00
Winery (5000 gallons or less annually) $189.00
(over 5000 gallons annually) $3,725.00
Retail Off Premises Winery* (Must have a winery license to carry winery off.) $145.00
Farm Winery A*   $190.00
Farm Winery B*   $3,725.00
Wholesale Wine (30,000 gallons or less annually) $185.00
(over 30,000 but not over 150,000 gallons annually) $930.00
(over 150,000 gallons but not over 300,000 gallons annually) $1,430.00
(over 300,000 gallons annually) $1,860.00
Wine Importer   $370.00
Wine Shipper (Winery, farm winery, off premises retail business) $95.00
Wine & Beer Shipper (Winery, farm winery, brewery, off premises retail business) $95.00
Internet Wine Retailer Occupies commercial space but is not a retail store; orders are via Internet or telephone $150.00
Fulfillment Warehouse Receives/stores/packs/ships wine/beer orders for holders of shipper's licenses $120.00
Marketing Portal Agricultural cooperative associations solicit/receive wine/beer orders via Internet $150.00
Delivery Permit (Out of State) Brewery, winery, farm winery, off premises retail business $120.00
Brewery* (10,000 barrels or less annually) $2,150.00
(over 10,000 barrels annually) $4,300.00
Brewery and Keg* (10,000 barrels or less annually) $2215.00
(over 10,000 barrels annually) $4365.00
Retail Off Premises Brewery* (Must have a brewery license to carry brewery off.) $120.00
Retail Off Premises Brewery and Keg* (Must have a brewery license to carry brewery off.) $185.00
Beer Bottler   $1,430.00
Wholesale Beer (300,000 cases or less annually) $930.00
(over 300,000 cases but not over 600,000 cases annually) $1,430.00
(over 600,000 cases annually) $1,860.00
Beer Importer   $370.00
Beer Shipper (Brewery, off-premises retail business) $95.00
Out of Bond Permit Warehouse located in the Commonwealth $260.00

NOTE: There is a non-refundable $65.00 application fee for EACH license except Out of Bond Permit.

On-premises privilege allows for the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages on the premises of the licensed establishment.

Off-premises privilege requires the sale of alcoholic beverages to be taken off of the premises of the licensed establishment.

* A Delivery Permit (in state) may be added to the license types noted above at no additional cost. Such permittees shall report on a monthly basis names and addresses of purchasers to whom wine and beer is delivered. If no deliveries occur in one month, no report is due; however, every permittee must submit an annual report even if no deliveries occur. Contact your agent for more detailed information.

** Grocery stores only in a rural areas. Must be substantial public demand for public convenience.

For questions and comments regarding licensing, selling and serving of alcoholic beverages, and the ABC Bureau of Law Enforcement, please refer to ABC's Regional Offices page for contact information or e-mail enforcement@abc.virginia.gov

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