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Liquor Licenses

Application Process:

To apply for a liquor license, you must first contact the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission.

Complete the appropriate application form and return it to:

Nebraska Liquor Control Commission
Licensing Division
PO Box 95046
Lincoln, NE 68509-5046
Phone (402)471-2571
Fax (402)471-2814

If your establishment resides in Lancaster County, Nebraska, but outside of the incorporated limits of any city or village, your application will be forwarded to the Lancaster County Clerk for processing at the local level. A public hearing will be scheduled before the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners. You will be notified in writing of this date and you are encouraged to attend the hearing to discuss your application.

If the Board approves the application, a license will be issued once all State requirements (i.e., inspections, etc.) are met and all fees are paid.

County Fees:

County fees can be paid by debit/credit card at the time of application through the Liquor Control Commission or by debit/credit card or check at the time the license is issued by the County Clerk. To inquire about County fees, please contact (402)441-7484.

Renewals:

Liquor licenses must be renewed annually. Please contact the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission at (402)471-2571 to begin the renewal process. You may also complete the renewal process online.

Additions/Deletions/Changes:

Please contact the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission at (402)471-2571 if you have questions regarding such things as an addition/deletion to licensed premise, change of manager or location, change of corporate officers, stockholders or LLC members, etc.

Special Designated Licenses (SDLs):

Do I need a SDL?
SDL Application

Lancaster County Licensing Information:

Procedures and Standards for Administrating Liquor License Applications in Lancaster County, Nebraska - Resolution R-00-0148 (adopted on December 12, 2000)

Hours of Operation for the Sale of Alcoholic Liquors in Lancaster County, Nebraska - Resolution 4870 (adopted on June 2, 1992)

Lancaster County, Nebraska, has not adopted a 2:00 a.m. ordinance. To see a list of counties/cities that have such ordinance on file with the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission, click here.

See the current list of Liquor License Holders in Lancaster County, Nebraska.

Responsible Hospitality Council (RHC) is composed of individuals from diverse perspectives committed to the responsible sale and service of alcohol. The RHC promotes the sale, use, consumption, and service of alcoholic beverages and provides a vehicle for discussing common concerns and identifying creative solutions for problems that occur with the irresponsible alcohol service in our community and county.

Contact Information:

If you have questions regarding the liquor license application process at the local level, please call the County Clerk's Office at (402)441-7484 or send an e-mail to coclerk@lancaster.ne.gov.

Other questions should be addressed to the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission at (402)471-2571.

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