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Quarterly Regular Liquor License Payment Schedule

Liquor license fees are due by 5:00p.m. on the last business day of the month prior to the beginning of the quarter/period. The first quarter/period is from January to March, the second period is from April to June, the third period is from July to September and the fourth period is from October to December.

 

1st Period (January - March)
Payment is due by 5:00 p.m.
on last business day in December
 
2nd Period (April - June)
Payment is due by 5:00 p.m.
on last business day in March
3rd Period (July - September)
Payment is due by 5:00 p.m.
on last business day in June
 
4th Period (October - December)
Payment is due by 5:00 p.m.
on last business day in September

 

Note: The period date that appears on the billing statement is the last month of the quarter/period (the license is valid through the last day of that month). Payments are considered late if received after the last business day of the month prior to the beginning of the period. It is recommended that you send in your payment by the middle of the month prior to the beginning of the quarter/period.

Explanation of Penalties: Penalties are based on *City Code Chapter 6, Section 6-9.2 (click here to view City Code). Liquor license fees are due by 5:00 p.m. on the last business day of the month prior to the beginning of the quarter/period. If payment is received after the quarter/period begins, a penalty will be assessed. If payment is received during the first month of the quarter/period it will be considered late and will incur a 10% penalty. If payment is received during the second month of the quarter an additional 5% penalty will be charged. If payment is not received until the third month an additional 5% penalty will be charged. Therefore, if payment is not received by the third month of the quarter/period the total penalty will be 20% of the amount owed for that quarter/period.

 

Example 1

Liquor Fee
$360
1st Month Late
$360 x 10% =
$36 penalties
 
2nd Month Late
$360 x 5% = $18 penalties
3rd Month Late
$360 x 5% = $18 penalties

Example 2

1 Month Late: $360 + $36 = $396
2 Months Late: $360 + $36 + $18 = $414
3 Months Late: $360 + $36 + $18 +18 = $432