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An Alcoholic Beverage license is required to sell alcoholic beverages of any kind in the City of New Orleans.
If the application for an alcoholic beverage permit is denied, the applicant has the right to appeal the decision. All appeals are handled by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. The applicant has ten (10) days from the date of the denial letter to contact the Clerk of Council Office to request a denial hearing. The Clerk of Council can be reached at (504) 658-1124.
Departments to contact when applying for an alcoholic beverage permit:
If you or your spouse has been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor of moral turpitude in the last 5 years, you are not eligible to obtain an Alcoholic Beverage Permit.
All alcoholic beverage permits will expire on May 31st of every year. The alcoholic beverage processing fee is the only fee due when the application is submitted. Upon approval, the remaining balance will be due before the permit(s) is issued:
If the business is located in the Vieux Carre Commission (VCC) Zoning District, New Orleans Historic District Landmarks Commission (HDLC), or Central Business Historic District Landmarks Commission (CDB HDLC), additional fees apply as follows:
Payment for alcoholic beverage permits, must be made by checks, cashier’s check or money order.
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