New Jersey Extends Municipal and State Licenses Due to COVID-19
The Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control has extended all municipal and state licenses issued during the 2019-2020 license term until September 30, 2020. Citing the difficulties presented by the present COVID-19 pandemic, the Acting Director decided to enact his powers under N.J.S.A. 33:1-39 to extend all license terms. These licenses include, but are not limited to, plenary retail distribution licenses, plenary retail consumption licenses, distillery licenses, wholesale licenses, limited brewery licenses, winery licenses and out-of-state winery licenses.
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How Do I Renew My Liquor License in NJ?
Licensees will still need to go through the process of filing for renewal before the September 30, 2020 deadline. This process includes: (1) Filing a renewal application with the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control; (2) Pay State and Municipal Filing Fees; and (3) Obtain an Alcoholic Beverage Retail License Certificate Renewal (i.e. tax clearance) from the Division of Taxation. Failure to complete this requirement will prevent you from being able to continue to sell alcoholic beverages.
New Jersey Lawyers for Liquor Licenses
If you require any assistance dealing with the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Municipal Licensing Authority, or general regulatory issues, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 732.858.5857.