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FAQs: Liquor License Lawyers for Restaurants, Bars, Hotels in Manhattan, Westchester, Rockland

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If you need a liquor license, you should trust all your business needs to the experienced attorneys at Joseph P. Villanueva, Attorneys At Law at 800-893-9645.

What are the minimum requirements to
apply for a liquor license in New York State?

  1. An applicant must be a United States citizen or have permanent resident alien status.
  2. An applicant must be at least 21 years old.
  3. An applicant cannot be a convicted felon unless they have a Certificate of Relief from Civil Disabilities expressing their relief to have a liquor license. (There are other prohibitions against persons with criminal convictions).
  4. An applicant cannot be a police officer with arresting powers.

Do I need a lawyer to apply for my liquor license?

You are not required to hire an attorney, but the experienced attorneys at Joseph P. Villanueva, Attorneys At Law can help you navigate the process and help you anticipate problems in your application which can save your time, money, and aggravation.

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If I am granted a liquor license, how many hours a week can I use it?

This will vary from county to county and in some instances village or town.  In New York City, the hours of operation is regulated by state law.

Am I required to pay my entire application fee when
filing for my application?


The governing board requires payment in full.

Can I get temporary permit while I a wait my
permanent license application to be processed?


It is possible.  You should call our liquor license attorneys today for a consultation at 800-893-9645.

What restrictions will there be on the location of my business?

In most circumstances, applicants for a liquor store license and on-premises license must be set back at least 200 feet of any school house of worship.

If you need a liquor license, you should trust all your business needs to the experienced attorneys at Joseph P. Villanueva, Attorneys At Law at 800-893-9645.

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