Salt Lake City

Finance

P.O. Box 145451, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-5451

Beer and Alcohol

What do I need to sell beer or alcohol? What do I need for beer or alcohol to be consumed on the premises of my place of business?

To serve beer or alcohol within your place of business, you must get a license from both the City and the State of Utah, Division of Alcohol Beverage Control (DABC). The DABC will require a signed local consent form from the City and a copy of your Business License Certificate.

Contact the DABC for the state packet and information at 1625 South 900 West.

Location Restrictions - Where can establishments be located?

In addition to any zoning requirements in the City ordinances, establishments that sell alcohol to be consumed on premises must also meet distance requirements set forth by the State.

May not be located:
Within 600 feet of a community location, as measured from the nearest entrance of the outlet by following the shortest route of ordinary pedestrian travel to the property boundary of the community location.
OR
Within 200 feet of a community location, measured in a straight line from the nearest entrance of the outlet to the nearest property boundary of the community location.

Community location means:

  1. A public or private school
  2. A church
  3. A public library
  4. A public playground
  5. A public park

NOTE: A variance maybe authorized to reduce the proximity requirement if the community location at issue is a public library or a public park.

Please contact the Salt Lake City Zoning for zoning assistance on whether or not a location is zoned for a certain type of establishment.

Requirements for a New License

Before applying for a new license you should first contact the State of Utah, Division of Alcohol Beverage Control (UDABC) to determining what type of license you will need. They will give you a Local Consent form which we will complete and send to them when you have met our requirements.

When applying for a new license, you must complete:

Requirements for a Single Event or Single Event Beer Permit

Any Single Event held in Salt Lake City jurisdiction that requires a Local Consent from the Department of Alcohol and Beverage Service will need to  click on this link (Single Event Permit) and apply for a Single Event Permit.

Step #1 – Obtain BCI Report from Utah Criminal Identification – 4315 South 2700 West Suite 1300 Taylorsville, UT 84129  (801) 965-4445.

Step #2 – Apply for a Single Event Permit. Upload the required documents (listed below) upon applying:

FEES are based on the type of local consent you have obtained from the Department of Alcohol and Beverage Services:

  • Special Event Beer Only – $290.00
  • Single Event – $321.00