Liquor License Information

General information about Liquor License classifications is described below. For additional details, see the City Code or contact the City Clerk's Office.

Applications can be found on the Forms and Applications Page.

Liquor License Classifications:

Class A1

  • Authorizes the sale of beer and wine only, by the drink, but not by the package (except wine), with food for consumption on the premises only
  • 51% of gross retail sales revenue must be from the sale of food and/or non-alcoholic beverages

Class A2

  • Authorizes the sale of all alcoholic liquor, by the drink, but not by the package (except wine), with food for consumption on the premises only
  • 51% of gross retail sales revenue must be from the sale of food and/or non-alcoholic beverages 

Class A3

  • Authorizes the sale of all alcoholic liquor, by the drink and not by the package

Class B1

  • Authorizes the sale of beer and wine only, by the drink, for consumption on the premises only
  • Package sales are not permitted
  • The holder of a B1 License shall not allow any person under the age of 19 years to enter into or remain upon the premises for which the license is held

Class B2

  • Authorizes the sale of all alcoholic liquor, by the drink, for consumption on the premises only
  • Package sales are not permitted
  • The holder of a B2 License shall not allow any person under the age of 19 years to enter into or remain upon the premises for which the license is held
  • The total number of Class B1 and B2 Licenses, combined, issued by the Local Liquor Control Commission will not exceed 20

Class B3

  • Authorizes the sale of all alcoholic liquor, by the drink, for consumption on the premises only. 
  • The total number of Class B3 Licenses issued by the Local Liquor Control Commission will not exceed five

Class C1

  • Authorizes the sale of all alcoholic liquors by a package liquor store, in their original package only, for consumption off the premises only
  • The total number of Class C1 Licenses issued by the Local Liquor Control Commission will not exceed eight

Class C2

  • Authorizes the sale of beer and wine by a grocery store, in their original package only, for consumption off the premises only
  • The total number of Class C2 Licenses issued by the Local Liquor Control Commission will not exceed eight

Class D1

  •  Authorizes the sale of all alcoholic liquors by hotels and motels for consumption on the premises only

Class D2

  • Authorizes the retail sale of all alcoholic liquors by bed and breakfasts for consumption on the premises only

Class E

  • Authorizes the sale of all alcoholic liquors by fraternal organizations only for consumption on the premises of the organization

Class F1

  • Temporary Liquor Licesne for the sale of beer and wine by not for profit organizations at a picnic, outing, festival or other occasions.

Class F2

  • Temporary Liquor License for the sale of all liquor by not for profit organizations at a picnic, outing, festival or other occasions

Class F3

  • Authorizes the sale of liquor on Southern Illinois University property
  • Applicant must provide proof if event is sanctioned by SIU

Class G

  • Authorizes the sale of all alcoholic liquors at a conventional golf course consisting of a least nine holes

Class H1

  • Authorizes the sale of wines, in their original package only, by any person who regionally produces, bottles or manufactures the wines
  • Wines shall be sold for consumption off the premises only, except that wine tasting or other sampling of wine products of the licensee may occur on premises

Class H2 

  • Authorizes the sale of wine, beer and spirits by any person who regionally produces, bottles or manufacturers wine, beer and spirits in a state licensed winery, microbrewery and/or microdistillery

Class I1

  • Authorizes farmer's markets to conduct wine, beer or spirits tastings on its premises for the purpose of informing and educating the tasters about the regionally produced wine, beer or spirits being sampled

Class I2 

  • Authorizes the sale of regionally produced beer, wine or spirits by the package, for consumption off the premises at a farmer's market
  • Retail sales shall be limited to one vendor of regionally produced beer, wine or spirits per event date

Class J

  • Authorizes the sale of all alcohol, by the drink, for consumption upon the specified premises during scheduled functions, not for profit, and primarily for the public presentation of theatrical or musical performances, art exhibits or oral presentations

Class K

  • Authorizes the sale of alcoholic liquor, for consumption on the premises only, incidental to the operation of a movie theater
  • Alcoholic liquor may be consumed throughout the movie theater, including in the movie theater auditorium

Class L

  • Authorizes a license holder in good standing of a Class A, B, E, H or J Liquor License to sell alcohol for consumption in a controlled area for not greater than three days

Beer Gardens:

How to Apply:

When applying for a liquor license, the following information must be submitted to the City Clerk's Office before the application is placed on the agenda for review by the Liquor Advisory Board or Liquor Commission:

  • Complete and accurate application
  • Cash, certified check, credit card or money order for the application and background check fee
  • A release of criminal history form for each corporate officer, partner or individual applying for the license
  • A completed Business Operation Questionnaire is attached to the application 

Review Procedures:

  • Liquor Advisory Board reviews liquor license applications and recommends direction to the Local Liquor Control Commission
  • Local Liquor Control Commission approves/denies applications

If the Local Liquor Control Commission approves your license application, the license will not be issued until all outstanding items are received.

  • The Fire Department and Building and Neighborhood Services will jointly inspect the premises at the request of the applicant. As soon as the premises are ready for inspection, the Applicant should notify the City's Building Inspector by calling (618) 457-3237
  • A deed for the property or, in the alternative, a lease for the property extending at least through the end of the license year (June 30)
  • If applicant is a newly-formed corporation, the Certificate of Incorporation received from the Secretary of State must be submitted
  • If applicant is an existing corporation, a Certificate of Good Standing must be obtained from the Secretary of State. If the corporate name is not changing, but the officers of the corporation are changing, the applicant must submit verification from the Secretary of State that the corporate officers' names have been changed at the state level
  • If the corporation was formed in a state other than Illinois, a Certificate must be submitted from the Illinois Secretary of State certifying that the corporation is authorized to do Business in the State of Illinois
  • Residency in city limits is required by either a sole proprietor, partner, corporate officer, manager or agent; proof of residency must be submitted
  • Certificate of insurance for liability and dram shop insurance
  • Proof of State Retailer's Occupation Tax Number
  • A copy of temporary or annual health permit
  • Proof of compliance with Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Educational Training 

Permit for License:

Once a license is approved, you will be issued a 180-Day Permit. You must meet the requirements for your liquor license within 180 days of approval or repeat the application process.

For more information, contact:

Jennifer Sorrell, City Clerk
200 S. Illinois Avenue
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
(618) 457-3280

City Inspection:

Building & Neighborhood Services
200 S. Illinois Avenue
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
(618) 457-3237

 

 

 

 
Show Menu
Hide Menu