Organizations, businesses, and individuals who want to supply or sell liquor should have a license or any other authorization from the licensing authorities, especially from a local council. The policy and law governing it are overseen by a licensing office. The kinds of organizations and businesses that require liquor licenses include cinemas, bars, and pubs, nightclubs, theatres, takeaways, supermarkets, community village halls, etc. An organization or a business that supplies or sells liquor permanently should apply for a premise license. Any person who is planning to supply, sell liquor or authorize the supply or sale of liquor should apply for a personal license.
The members’ club should make an application for a club certificate if they supply or sell liquor. To apply for Miami – Dade County Liquor License, you need to fill in an application form and then send it to a local council together with a fee. You are also required to send the application forms’ copies to the police and other authorities. You may apply online in case your local council accepts an electronic application. If the online application facility is not available, you can apply using a postal form that is available to you. You can contact the local council for query on the licensing process.
Determining a liquor license application
When you make an application properly, and no person or responsible authority makes representations, the liquor licensing authority should grant the application, subject to the conditions that are consistent with the relevant operating schedule and mandatory conditions. This is a simple administrative procedure required by the officials of the licensing authority. When a person or responsible authority makes a representation, the licensing authority should determine whether the representations that are made are relevant to licensing goals and they are not vexatious or frivolous. When the licensing authority determines the representations are relevant, it should hold a hearing.
The licensing authority at a hearing should grant an application subject to altering conditions, which are consistent with an operating schedule in such a way it’s considered accurate for promoting the licensing objectives. The authority may reject one or more of the licensing activities or reject the application, or refuse to target a person as a premises supervisor. All decisions made by the licensing authority and the conditions imposed should be appropriate for promoting the licensing objectives. In case, you do not agree with the decision of the council, you have every right to appeal to the Magistrate.
Change the liquor license
If you want to change an aspect of your Miami-Dade Country Liquor License after it has been granted, you have to apply to a local council for a complete or minor variation. The complete variation procedure is similar to the application procedure for the license of a new premise, and the fee is also the same. You must use this process only if you want to make a significant change to your liquor license. If you want to make a low-risk and a small change, then you can use the minor variation procedure. This is quicker and cheaper compared to the complete variation application.