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Specialized Retail Licenses

Specialized retail licenses authorize a variety of privileges for particular businesses, ranging from day spas to meal assembly kitchens. View application guidelines. There is a nonrefundable $65 application fee for each license listed below.

Amphitheater, Annual

Mixed beverages. Seating and geographic restrictions apply. See COV 4.1-210.A (8–9).

Food concession at outdoor performing arts facility

COST
$560
 

Art Instruction Studio

Wine and beer on premises. See COV 4.1-206 (13).

Commercial establishment providing all required supplies and instruction in creating a work of art during a studio instructional session

COST
$100
 

Arts Venue Event, Annual

Wine and beer on premises. Limited to 12 calendar days per year. See COV 4.1-206 (12).

Arts venue, community art walk

COST
$100
 

Banquet, Annual

Wine and beer on premises. See COV 4.1-209.A (9).

Private nonprofit fraternal, patriotic, charitable membership organization

COST
$150
 

Banquet, Annual

Mixed beverages on premises. See COV 4.1-210.A (11).

Private nonprofit fraternal, patriotic, charitable membership organization.

COST
$500
 

Banquet Facility

Wine, beer and mixed beverages. No sales. See COV 4.1-206 (3).

Volunteer fire department, volunteer rescue squad.

COST
$190
 

Bed and Breakfast

Wine, beer and mixed beverages to overnight lodgers for on-premises consumption. See COV 4.1-206 (5).

Bed and breakfast establishments

COST
$35
 

Canal Boat Operator

Wine, beer and mixed beverages. No sales. Geographic restrictions apply. See COV 4.1-206 (11).

Nonprofit organization operating tourism canal boats

COST
$100
 

Carrier

Carriers undertaking to transport passengers for the general public for compensation. For beer and wine on premises, see COV 4.1-209.A (1)(b–d). For mixed beverages on premises, see COV 4.1-210.A (6), and view more information.

Beer on premises


COST
Boat (per boat): $145
Train (per car): $145
 

Wine and beer on premises



COST
Airplane: $750
Boat (per boat): $300
Train (per car): $300
 

Mixed beverages on premises

COST
Airplane: $1,475
Boat (per boat): $560
Train (per car): $190
 

Day Spa

Wine and beer on premises. See COV 4.1-206 (8), and view more information.

Commercial establishments offering both massage therapy and barbering or cosmetology services, licensed in accordance to COV 54.1.

COST
$100
 

Equine Sporting Event

Wine, beer and mixed beverages: for organization holding equestrian events. Shall not sell or charge for alcoholic beverages. See COV 4.1-206 (8).

Organizations holding equestrian, hunt and steeplechase events

COST
$130
 

Gourmet Oyster House

Wine and beer on and off premises. See COV 4.1-209.A (12). Keg privileges can be added for an additional $65.

Commercial marina permitted to serve oysters/fresh seafood on premises

COST
$230
 

Meal Assembly Kitchen

Wine and beer on premises. See COV 4.1-206 (10).

Commercial establishment offering ingredients for the preparation of meals

COST
$100
 

Motor Car Sporting Event Facility

Wine, beer and mixed beverages. Shall not sell or charge for alcoholic beverages. See COV 4.1-206 (9), and view more information.

Licensed premises regularly occupied and utilized for motor car sporting events

COST
$130
 

Motor Sports Facility, Annual

Mixed beverages on premises. See COV 4.1-210.A (13).

Food concession at outdoor motor sports facility hosting NASCAR national touring race.

COST
$560
 

Motor Sports Race Track, Annual

Mixed beverages on premises. Geographic restrictions apply. See COV 4.1-210.A (10).

Food concession at outdoor road racing facility

COST
$560
 

Museum

Wine, beer and mixed beverages. Shall not sell or charge for alcoholic beverages. See COV 4.1-206 (6).

Tax-exempt museum

COST
$190
 

Performing Arts Facility, Annual

Mixed beverages. See COV 4.1-210.A (14).

Corporation or association owned by government entity

COST
$560
 

Shipper, Beer

The sale and shipment into or within the Commonwealth of no more than two cases of beer per month to any person in the Commonwealth to whom alcoholic beverages may be lawfully sold for personal consumption and not for resale. View restrictions and additional information.

Brewery, off premises retail business.

COST
$95
 

Shipper, Wine

The sale and shipment into or within the Commonwealth of no more than two cases of wine per month to any person in the Commonwealth to whom alcoholic beverages may be lawfully sold for personal consumption and not for resale. View restrictions and additional information.

Winery, farm winery, off-premises retail business.

COST
$95
 

Shipper, Wine and Beer

The sale and shipment into or within the Commonwealth of no more than two cases of wine or two cases of beer per month to any person in the Commonwealth to whom alcoholic beverages may be lawfully sold for personal consumption and not for resale. View restrictions and additional information.

Winery, farm winery, brewery, off-premises retail business.

COST
$95
 

Special Event, Annual

Wine, beer and mixed beverages. See COV 4.1-210.A (5).

Performing arts facility, fairground, agricultural event, art education and exhibition facility

COST
$560

ABC Special Agents

Special agents are the primary resource for questions related to operating a business with an ABC license. Contact a special agent via your regional ABC office.