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The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development offices are closed to the public at this time. We are still open for business and encourage you to contact us via phone or email.

Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office

  • Applying for a new or transfer liquor license is a long process, involving approval from the ABC Board, Local Government and other state agencies.
  • Applicants should plan for a 3 to 6 month application process.
  • AMCO Examiners have no authority to approve or expedite an application.
  • Please note that submitting your application by the published board deadline does not guarantee your submission will be presented at the next regularly scheduled board meeting. The volume of applications submitted, as well as the completeness of your application, will affect the length of time it takes for your application to be deemed complete and ready to be scheduled for board consideration.
  • New and Transfer License

    Please follow the application instructions carefully.

    Fingerprints must be submitted with each application along with the $48.25 per person processing fee per fingerprint card. Cards cannot be submitted electronically to AMCO. Applicants must use an approved agency to obtain fingerprints. For a list of approved agencies please visit Public Safety's website

    New License Forms Transfer License Forms Miscellaneous Forms Alcohol Licensing Fees
    Application and Admin Fees Fee Amount
    New Application Fee $500 
    Transfer Application Fee $500 
    Renewal Application Fee $300 
    Fingerprint Fee $48.25 (per person)
    Restaurant Designation Fee $50
    Business Name Change Fee (AB-13) $250
    Licensed Premises Diagram Change Fee (AB-14) $250
    Seasonal Alternating Premises Request (AB-35) $250
    License Type Year Round Fee Seasonal Fee
    Beverage Dispensary $2,500 $1,250
    Brewery $1,000 $500
    Brewpub $500 $250
    Bottling Works $500 $250
    Club $1,200 $600
    Common Carrier- Vessel $1,000 $500
    Common Carrier- Community $2,000 $1,000
    Destination Resort $1,250 $625
    Distillery $1,000 $500
    Golf Course $400 $200
    Outdoor Recreation Lodge $1,250 $625
    Package Store $1,500 $750
    Pub $800 $400
    Recreational Site $800 $400
    Restaurant Eating Place $600 $300
    Theatre $600 $300
    Wholesale- General $2,000 $1,000
    Wholesale- Malt Beverage and Wine $400 $200
    Winery $500 $250


    Review our short alcohol renewal presentation for tips and tricks on completing your renewal application.

    To find your entity information for renewals, please visit the State of Alaska Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing Database

    Provide an email on your applications. We may send out courtesy emails when an updated version of the regulations are available.