Our mission is to protect the public welfare and interest by regulating the alcoholic beverage industry through licensing, education and the enforcement of alcohol laws and regulations, as well as combating youth access to alcoholic beverages and
tobacco products in the Commonwealth.
provides that state license applications may be rejected if incomplete or if the correct fee has not been remitted with the application. Effective Nov. 1, 2013, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control will reject any application for a state license if the application is incomplete or correct fee not paid, in furtherance of this statutory objective.804 KAR 4:250(2)
provides that a Special Temporary License Application must be filed at least five working days prior to the date for which the license is requested. Effective Nov. 1, 2013, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control will deny any Special Temporary License Application that is not received by the department at least five working days before the requested license date. Temporary license applications also will be rejected if they lack local administrator approval as required by KRS 243.370
Please Note: Kentucky cities and counties that have passed local ordinances prohibiting alcohol sales on election day are listed here.