Regular Liquor Licenses

Application Process

The Regular Liquor License application process begins with the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses.

Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses & Control
800 West Washington, Fifth Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007

    • After your application has been accepted by the Department of Liquor Licenses, they will send a copy of your application to the City of Prescott. The City Council has 60 days to make a recommendation of approval, disapproval, or no recommendation.
    • City Clerk’s staff will send the applicant a letter requesting a City nonrefundable application processing fee which currently is $300 (amount adjusted every July per the CPI).
    • Following receipt of the application processing fee, staff will post a liquor license application notice and a copy of the application at the business site. This is left in place for 20 days. Staff will come back and remove the notice and application once the hearing is held. During the posting time, a letter will be sent to the applicant informing them of the Council meeting dates at which their application will be considered. The City requests to have the applicant or a representative attend the meeting at which the application public hearing is held.
    • Following the approval, disapproval or no recommendation decision by the Prescott City Council, staff will send the recommendation to the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses. They will make a final recommendation on the application.

    City Council approved the elimination of the annual liquor license fee per City Ordinance 5050-1590 which was approved at the December 12, 2017 Council Meeting.


  • City Clerk
  • Maureen Scott
  • City Clerk
  • City Hall

    201 S Cortez St

  • 928-777-1272


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