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FAQ Topic: Liquor Licensing FAQ

How are liquor license codes regulated?

The local liquor ordinance must adopt rules and regulations that are imposed by the State Liquor Control Commission. Additionally, the Local Liquor Ordinance may contain rules and regulations that are more restrictive than the State, but never less restrictive. Effingham liquor establishments located within the city limits are regulated by an adopted Liquor Control Ordinance … Continued

How does one get started to obtain a liquor license?

Parties interested in obtaining a liquor license must schedule an initial appointment to meet with the Local Liquor Control Commission (Mayor, who serves as the Liquor Control Commissioner, and the Deputy Liquor Control Commissioner). The Mayor determines if the interested party may proceed with the application process.  See Apply for a liquor license  

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