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Permit Auctions

The Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission will hold an alcoholic beverage permit auction on Tuesday, December 19th, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. The auction will be held in the auditorium on the first floor the Indiana Government Center South Building located at 302 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Fully completed pre-bid applications are due no later than Monday, December 4th, 2023. Incomplete applications and applications completed incorrectly may be returned, and late applications will not be accepted unless postmarked by the December 4th deadline. Submitting pre-bid applications in person at the ATC office is the most assured way to confirm that your application has been accepted upon filing.

Please direct all auction-related questions to Project Manager Jeff Coyle at

Other Auction Information:

  • Please complete all fields on the pre-bid application form and, if needed, include any attachments when answering questions on the form.
  • Remember to attach the security deposit (according to fee schedule) with the pre-bid application. Payments must be in the form of a certified check or cashier's check ONLY.
  • Pre-bid applications must be submitted for a specific permit type and jurisdiction. Submitting a pre-bid application for a specific permit type and jurisdiction will automatically register you for ALL permits being auctioned for that specific permit type and jurisdiction.
    • Example: When submitting one (1) pre-bid application for a Beer, Wine & Liquor -- Restaurant (210) permit in Carmel, you will automatically be registered for each of the two (2) permit auction numbers for that permit type and jurisdiction, regardless of any unique permit number you write on the application form.  In this example, if you are the successful bidder on one of the auction permits for the specific permit type and jurisdiction (e.g. Carmel), you will no longer be eligible to bid on the second auction permit for that specific permit type and jurisdiction (e.g. Carmel) because only one (1) pre-bid application was submitted.
    • The number of pre-bid applications submitted for a specific permit type and jurisdiction will determine the maximum number of successful bids allowed by each bidder for that permit type and jurisdiction.
  • Successful bidders will only have their security deposit refunded if their permit application is later denied by the Commission. Security deposits will not be refunded if a successful bidder fails to submit a permit application within thirty (30) days of the auction. All unsuccessful bidders will have their pre-bid applications returned by mail following the auction.

More information concerning auction procedures will follow. If needed, a question and answer (Q&A) session can be held prior to the start of the auction.

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