Earlier this week, Acting Director James Graziano of the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (Division) issued an Order extending the term of the 2019-2020 retail consumption and distribution license. The Order extends both municipality- and state-issued licenses set to expire in on June 30, to September 30, 2020.
The Order also provides guidelines on the procedures necessary for a licensee to renew their license by the new September 30, 2020 deadline. For municipally-issued retail licenses, in order to renew, every licensee must take the following steps:
1. File a renewal application with the Division;
2. Pay State filing fee;
3. Pay municipal filing fee to the issuing authority; and
4. Obtain an Alcoholic Beverage Retail License Certificate Renewal from the Division of Taxation.
The municipal issuing authority must then adopt a resolution renewing the license for the 2020-2021 license term. If a licensee is not renewed by municipal resolution on or before September 30, 2020, that licensee must cease the sale and service of alcoholic beverages, unless the licensee obtains an ad interim permit issued by the Division effective October 1, 2020, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:2-2.10.
Contact: Frank Marshall, Esq., Associate General Counsel, firstname.lastname@example.org, 609-695-3481 x137.