Amend Your Alcoholic Beverages Retail License: Change of Manager (ABCC)

If you need to notify the ABCC of a change of manager, please follow these instructions.

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The Details of Amend Your Alcoholic Beverages Retail License: Change of Manager (ABCC)

What you need for Amend Your Alcoholic Beverages Retail License: Change of Manager (ABCC)

Please be sure to read the instructions on the front page of each application carefully, as some required documents have changed.

Forms and Documents

You will need the following forms to file a change of manager with the ABCC:

Complete one for the proposed manager of record. This form must be notarized with a stamp or raised seal.

Additional Amendments

If you are filing additional amendments to your retail license, you will need to also file a multiple transaction application. See our sidebar for a link to these instructions or click here.

    Fees for Amend Your Alcoholic Beverages Retail License: Change of Manager (ABCC)

    Name Fee Unit
    Processing Fee $200 each

    How to amend Amend Your Alcoholic Beverages Retail License: Change of Manager (ABCC)

    Submit all required documents and forms to your Local Licensing Authority (LLA). The LLA will either approve or deny your application for your license amendment. If it is approved, the amendment will be forwarded to the ABCC.

     

    Next steps for Amend Your Alcoholic Beverages Retail License: Change of Manager (ABCC)

    1. Granting of an amendment application by the LLA

      When you submit your application with the LLA, the LLA is required by law to note the date and hour your application is filed with it. The LLA must act on an application within 30 days of it being filed.

    2. Approval by the ABCC

      When the ABCC receives an amendment application that has been approved by the LLA, an investigator will be assigned. The investigator will investigate the proposed manager, examining any criminal background and fitness of character. Parties to an amendment application must respond promptly to investigators’ inquiries. Failure to do so will result in a delay of the approval and may result in a denial of the amendment application.

    3. License amendment issued

      Once the LLA receives the ABCC’s approval of an amendment application, it must issue the amended license within 7 days.

    More info for Amend Your Alcoholic Beverages Retail License: Change of Manager (ABCC)

    The ABCC urges you to reach out to the Local Licensing Authority (“LLA”) in the city or town in which you are applying for a change of manager amendment to your license before applying. While state law requires you to submit certain documents, your LLA may have other documents and/or fees required of you before it will consider your application, and failure to contact them before you apply for a change of manager amendment to your license may delay the consideration of your application.

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