Intro to Licensing
Here is a list of licenses that you may need to open up your restaurant. A completed Restaurant Start-up Worksheet will help the business consultant determine which licenses you need.
NOTE: Submit a completed application only after zoning has approved your plans and location.
- Retail Food Establishment License
Required to sell or serve food directly to the public.
- Public Place of Amusement
Required if establishment offers entertainment whether or not a cover charge or admission fee is required for entrance.
- Liquor License – Consumption on Premise
Required for the retail sale of alcohol to be consumed on the premises at a place of business where the sale of alcoholic liquor is incidental or secondary to the primary activity.
- Liquor License – Tavern
Required If the establishment’s business is to sell alcohol, to be consumed on the premises.
- Outdoor Patio / Café
Required to sell alcoholic liquor in a privately owned outdoor location adjacent to premises licensed as a Tavern, Not-for-Profit Club, or Consumption on Premises-Incidental Activity.
- Liquor License – Late Hour
Required for the additional privilege to remain open and permit the sale of alcoholic liquor until 4:00 a.m., Monday-Saturday, and until 5:00 a.m. on Sunday.