Alcohol Permit Information
General Information & Announcements
Did you know? Employee permits may now be printed at any time by visiting the Indiana Licensing Enterprise homepage.
Have a question about alcohol permits? Check out the answers to some of these FAQs.
ANNOUNCEMENT: The ATC is now accepting Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) applications online. For more information regarding the application process and guidance on DORA requirements, please refer to ATC Nonrule Policy #31.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Do you have questions about the recent change in law allowing minors in bar areas? Click here for answers to some of the most frequently asked questions!
Permit Escrow Hearings
Pursuant to I.C. 7.1-3-1.1, a permit holder that is unable to immediately operate the business for which an alcohol permit is issued must deposit the permit in escrow with the Commission. Permits approved by the Commission to be deposited in escrow receive an initial deposit term of twenty-four (24) months. Upon the expiration of an initial 24-month deposit term, a permit holder may request additional extensions to receive a third, fourth, and fifth year of escrow, if needed. Permits that are not made active or put into operation within five (5) years of being deposited into escrow will revert to the Commission as set forth in I.C. 7.1-3-1.1-3.
NOTE: Escrow hearings are held virtually on Microsoft Teams. Please mute yourself upon joining the meeting. This can be done in the Microsoft Teams app or webpage by using the microphone button, or by pressing *67 on your phone when calling the conference call phone number.
- November 28, 2023 @ 10:00 a.m. (ET)
* Agendas are subject to change without notice.
Local Alcoholic Beverage Board Hearings
Each of Indiana's 92 counties has a local board that investigates and votes on all applications for alcoholic beverage retailer and dealer permits in their respective county. Each local board is comprised of four members – one appointed by the board of county commissioners, one appointed by the chief executive of the largest city or town in the county, one by the county fiscal body, and one designated by the Commission, who is usually an officer of the Indiana State Excise Police.
Local board hearing schedules are updated on a regular and ongoing basis in order to reflect hearings scheduled for each month. However, please keep in mind that the local board hearing schedule only includes those applications that have been recently advertised for a local board hearing (as required by Indiana law). There may be other applications scheduled to be heard at a local board hearing that were continued from previous dates and/or added after creation of the local board hearing schedule. A current schedule of local board hearings, including dates and locations, can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
Please refer to the ATC's Local Board Handbook for more information regarding the local board hearing process.
Permit Transfer Prices by Jurisdiction
Pursuant to Indiana Code 7.1-3-24-3.5, the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission is required to collect and publish sale prices for transferred permits. The report, including jurisdiction and permit type, can be found here.