FAQs: Liquor License Lawyers for Restuarant, 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 Villanueva & Sanchala, PLLC 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 Villanueva & Sanchala, PLLC 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 Villanueva & Sanchala, PLLC at 800-893-9645.

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