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Liquor represents any type of establishment wanting to manufacture, sell or deal with alcoholic beverages. 


$500 Application fee
$200 One-time issuance fee 
$300 - $1,200 Annual License fee


Tempe City Code §4-1 to §4-9 


State of Arizona liquor license application 

Application packet must contain the following:

Note: All individuals listed on the State of Arizona liquor application must submit fingerprints

$22 fingerprint fee per person

Fingerprint cards created by licensing office

Application packet is forwarded to:

1. Building Safety

2. Development Services

3. Fire Prevention 

4. Police Department

Additional Notes:

A public hearing notice will be posted at the business location for 20 days before a City Council public hearing is held.

A City Council recommendation is then forwarded to the State Department of Liquor Licenses and Control.

Tempe liquor license will be issued after the State Department of Liquor Licenses and Control issues their liquor license.