Liquor License Renewals and Applications

2017 Liquor License Renewals

Renewal forms are being mailed mid January, change/add any wrong/missing info, and return with two checks: one for the Town and one for the State. These need to be back in the hands of the VT Dept of Liquor Control by April 1st. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to submit your renewal application to the Town Clerk’s office no later than March 16th so that it can be approved at the latest by the March 21st Select Board meeting.

Liquor license renewals are subject to review and endorsement by Dover’s fire chief and police chief.  As such, timely submission is key.  Afterward, the Select Board/local Board of Liquor Control will review renewals at a regularly scheduled meeting held on the first and third TuesdaysIn order to be considered as an agenda item, you must notify this office by 3pm on the Thursday prior to a Tuesday Select Board meetingSo, please do not delay!

Also, please note that it is the policy of the Town of Dover that prior to renewal of a liquor license the licensee must be in compliance with the following requirements:

1.     The licensed premise must undergo a Department of Labor and Industry fire inspectionat least once every four years for bars and restaurants and five years for businesses with no on-site consumption.  A copy of Labor and Industry’s inspection report must accompany the renewal. For further information about your fire inspection due date, contact the Town Clerk’s office at 464-5100 x2.

2.     All licensees and employees must attend a Vermont Department of Liquor Control (DLC) training related to the serving of alcohol at least once every 24 months.  A copy of DLC’s Certificate of Seminar Attendance must accompany the renewal.   If you are in need of a seminar in 2017, it has been highlighted on your application.

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