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Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Commission

ATC > Alcohol Resources > Alcohol Beverage Applications & Forms > Temporary Beer / Wine Permit Temporary Beer / Wine Permit

A temporary permit is good for beer and wine only - not liquor. If you want to have liquor served at your event, you must have a licensed alcoholic beverage caterer. A temporary permit is valid for on premises consumption only. Carry-out sales are not permitted and persons are not allowed to bring alcoholic beverages into the temporary function.

The fee is Fifty Dollars ($50) per day. The fee must be paid by business check, money order, certified check or cashiers check. Cash will only be accepted if the application is hand-delivered to the ATC in Indianapolis.

In order to receive a temporary permit, you must submit the following to the Commission:

  • A completed application containing all required signatures (see below)
  • A floor plan submitted on a 81/2 X 11 sheet of paper (floorplans must be legible and if a family room is to be utilized, it must be specified on the floorplan)
  • The proper fee

Required Signatures in Marion County: (Obtain in the order listed)

  • The signature of the chief law enforcement officer for the agency who has jurisdiction over the area where the event is to be held. The Indianapolis Police Department's signature can be obtained at the roll call site that oversees the area where your function is being held. Call (317) 327-3811 for information about the exact location.
  • The signature of the Excise Police Officer located at 6400 E. 30th Street, Indianapolis. Call 317-541-4100 for additional information. (THIS SIGNATURE MUST BE OBTAINED LAST)

Required Signatures in Counties other than Marion County: (Obtain in the order listed)

  • The signature of the Local Law Enforcement who has jurisdiction over the location.
  • The signature of the Excise Police Officer who has jurisdiction over the location. (THIS SIGNATURE MUST BE OBTAINED LAST)

NOTE: If the event will be held in a town park in a town with a population of less than 10,000 persons, prior approval must be received from the Town Council. The Town Council has thirty (30) days to rule on the request.

When obtaining Excise approval signatures, if you do not know the local Excise district for your event, you can obtain this information from our website - Contact the Indiana State Excise Police. An Excise Officer reserves the right to hold the application for review if he / she deems necessary. The temporary permit may be revoked for good cause.

THE COMPLETED APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE LOCAL EXCISE OFFICE AT LEAST FIFTEEN (15) DAYS PRIOR TO THE EVENT. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN DENIAL OF THE APPLICATION.

You must have individuals (at least 21 years of age) who are licensed servers and bartenders to serve at the temporary function. Temporary Employee permits are available that can only be used during the temporary function.    Temporary Employee Permit application

If you have any questions, contact Nicole Anderson at the ATC at (317) 234-4315, or the ATC main office at (317) 232-2430.

Continue to the Temporary Beer and Wine Permit form