Michigan Liquor Control Commission Reminds Licensees about the Importance of Renewing Liquor Licenses on Time

Contact: LARA Communications 517-373-9280

April 25, 2013 - Liquor license renewal season is here and the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) is stressing the importance of renewing on time.

All licenses expire on April 30 of each year and new licenses are to be displayed on the licensed premises by May 1 in order to continue to sell or serve alcoholic beverages and be in compliance with Section 501 of the Liquor Control Code and Rule 436.1107. The completed and signed original license renewal form and the required license fee should have been received by the MLCC before April 15 to ensure that the renewed license is received by May 1. If the license is not renewed on time, it will be terminated.


Consequences of not renewing on time consist of:

  • the inability to purchase spirits;
  • the inability to sell or serve alcohol;
  • notification to MLCC enforcement staff and local law enforcement agencies of the non-renewed licensees will be sent;
  • Selling alcohol without a license exposes you to significant legal liability, especially if you make an illegal sale, or if a sale results with a dram shop incident.


We have a great staff that is here to help and answer any questions. There's no reason not to renew on time!


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