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Liquor License Application Process

ON-SALE LIQUOR SALES:

If you currently hold a license for your establishment, you will be mailed a renewal application. If you do not receive a renewal application by November 1st, contact the Aitkin County Auditor’s Office at 218-927-7354. Your current license expires December 31st at midnight.

If you are applying for a new Liquor License for your establishment, contact the Auditor's office for an application packet.

  • PLEASE READ THE APPLICATION THOROGHLY.
  • Signature of Applicant, this should be the owner's name or president's name if a partnership or corporation.
  • If you ned assistance with the County Sheriff's signature and County Attorney's signature, we will help you.
  • The fee for ON Sale Liquore Sales is $1500.00, payment must accompany the application.
  • Consent of Town Board:

For Town Board approval; contact the Town Clerk immediately to be placed on their agenda; Town Board approval is required prior to returning to us.

Worker's Compensation:

  • Complete all lines required.
  • List Applicant’s Name and Business Name as on Application. If you have coverage, complete all information that is requested.
  • Signature and date.

STATE OF MINNESOTA LICENSE APPLICANT INFORMATION

Complete all information, personal information if sole ownership; or contact person information if partnership or corporation is license holder. Must have applicant/president’s date of birth. Business Information premise information for establishment to be licensed.

APPLICATION FOR RETAILER’S (BUYER) CARD FOR LIQUOR OR WINE

Complete and send along with $20 fee to the address on the top of the form.

CERTIFICATE OF LIQUOR LIABILITY INSURANCE REQUIRED

The name on the insurance certificate must match exactly with the Applicant Name on the application. Coverage term of current date to December 31st to coincide with the license period. Certificate to be in favor of Aitkin County, not Liquor Control.

Upon receipt of all completed documents, the Auditor’s Office will submit the application to the County Board of Commissioners for approval and the State Liquor Control Board for approval. Please allow ample time. All forms must be processed and a li

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OFF-SALE LIQUOR SALES:

A license is issued prior to selling liquor. If you currently hold a license for your establishment, you will be mailed a renewal application. If you do not receive a renewal application by November 1st, contact the Aitkin County Auditor’s Office at 218-927-7354. Your current license expires December 31st at midnight.

*If you are applying for a new Liquor License for your establishment, contact the Auditor’s office for an application packet.

PLEASE READ THE APPLICATION THOROUGHLY
Signature of Applicant; this should be the owner’s name or president’s name if a partnership or corporation.
If you need assistance with the County Sheriff’s signature and County Attorney’s signature, we will help you.

The fee for Off Sale Liquor Sales is $360; Payment must accompany the application.

Note: After all forms are received by the County Auditor’s Office, a Public Hearing will be scheduled for new off-sale establishments.

  • Consent of Town Board
    Contact yourTown Board for approval; contact youyr Town Clerk immediately to be placed on their agenda; Town Board approval required prior to returning to us.
  • Workers’ Compensation
    Complete all lines requireded. will be mailed a renewal application. If you do not receive a renewal application by November 1st, contact the Aitkin County Auditor’s Office at 218-927-7354. Your current license expires December 31st at midnight.

*If you are applying for a new Liquor License for your establishment, contact the Auditor’s office for an application packet.

PLEASE READ THE APPLICATION THOROUGHLY.
Complete all sections.

  • Signature of Applicant, this should be the owner’s name or president’s name if a partnership or corporation.
  • If you need assistance with the County Sheriff’s signature and County Attorney’s signature, we will help you.
  • Background check.

The fee for On/Off Sale Sunday Liquor Sales is $1,980, payment must accompany the application.

  • Note: After all forms are received by the County Auditor’s Office, a Public Hearing will be scheduled for new off-sale establishments.
  • Consent of Town Board. Town Board approval; contact Town Clerk immediately to be placed on their agenda; Town Board approval required prior to returning to us.
  • Workers’ Compensation: Complete all lines required.
  • List Applicant’s Name and Business Name as on Application. If you have coverage, complete all information that is requested.
  • Signature and date.

STATE OF MINNESOTA LICENSE APPLICANT INFORMATION

Complete all information, personal information if sole ownership; or contact person information if partnership or corporation is license holder. Must have applicant/president’s date of birth. Business Information premise information for establishment to be licensed.

APPLICATION FOR RETAILER’S (BUYER) CARD FOR LIQUOR OR WINE

Complete and send along with $20 fee to the address on the top of the form.

CERTIFICATE OF LIQUOR LIABILITY INSURANCE REQUIRED

The name on the insurance certificate must match exactly with the Applicant Name on the application. Coverage term of current date to December 31st to coincide with the license period. Certificate to be in favor of Aitkin County, not Liquor Control.
Upon receipt of all completed documents, the Auditor’s Office will submit the application to the County Board of Commissioners for approval and the State Liquor Control Board for approval. Please allow ample time.
All forms must be processed and a license issued prior to selling liquor.

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