SPECIAL EVENTS LIQUOR LICENSES



Special Events Liquor Licenses
Current license holders and bona fide non-for-profit organizations may make application for a Special Events Liquor License in the City of Jacksonville.  A license may be issued for one, two or three consecutive days and is specific to the premises occupied by the current licensee or non-for-profit organization during a special event sponsored by the organization or licensee.

In any calendar year, licenses are granted in the following manner:
1.  No more than five (5) Special Events licenses for beer and wine for
     consumption on the licensed premises, and;
2.  No more than five (5) Special Events licenses for alcoholic liquor for
     consumption on the licensed premises

Current license holder fees:
1.  Beer and wine only - $100 for each day or part thereof; and
2.  Alcoholic liquor - $150 for each day or part thereof

Bona fide non-for-profit organization fees:
1.  Beer and wine only - $50 for each day or part thereof; and
2.  Alcoholic liquor - $75 for each day or part thereof

Submit the following documents for issuance of a Special Events license:
1.  Special Events Liquor License Application
2.  Written authorization from the owner for use of the premises, if the
     applicant is not the owner.
3.  A certificate of insurance showing evidence of dram shop and liability
     insurance coverage.
4.  Appropriate fee payment - check payable to City of Jacksonville.
5.  BASSET certification for liquor managers, bartenders, servers, and any
     other employee involved in the furnishing of alcoholic beverages to
     customers at a special event.
6.  If applying as a bona fide not-for-profit organization, proof of said status.

All documents and application are to be submitted to the Mayor's Office,
200 West Douglas, Jacksonville, IL  62650 - please phone 217-479-4610
for any additional assistance.