How Much is a 4COP Liquor License in Florida?

As of October 1st, 2016, the cost to be issued a 4COP liquor license in Florida is $910.00 for a half-year, and $1,820.00 for a full-year. This cost is not affected by the classification (QUOTA, HBX, SPXE, etc.) designated by Florida’s Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, or rather, the location/property-type in which alcohol is being sold.

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The Breakdown of Florida Beverage Licenses

QUOTA BEVERAGE LICENSES

TYPE: 4COP
COST: $1,820
CLASS: QUOTA
Beer, Wine, and Liquor; sale by the drink for consumption on premises and package sales in sealed containers.

SPECIALTY LICENSES – RESTAURANTS AND CATERERS

(pre-1958)
TYPE: 4COP
COST: $1,820
CLASS: SR
Beer, Wine, and Liquor in connection with operation of a restaurant; sale by the drink for consumption on premises and package sales in sealed containers. Must have 4,000 square feet of floor space and be able to seat 200 patrons at tables. Sale of alcoholic beverages prohibited after the hours of serving or consumption of food have elapsed. License cannot move to a new location.

(post-1958)
TYPE: 4COP
COST: $1,820
CLASS: SRX
Beer, Wine, and Liquor in connection with a restaurant; consumption on premises only. May only have spirituous beverages (liquor) in quarts, fifths or miniatures. Must meet certain requirements as to the number of seats, square footage, etc. Sale of alcoholic beverage prohibited after the hours of serving or consumption of food have elapsed. License cannot be moved to a new location.

SPECIALTY LICENSES – MOTELS/HOTELS

TYPE: 4COP
COST: $1,820
CLASS: S
Beer, Wine, and Liquor. Issued to a hotel, motel, or motor court of 80 rooms or more in a county fewer than 50,000 residents or of 100 rooms or more in a county of greater than 50,000 residents. Sales authorized by the drink for consumption on premises and by package sales in sealed containers. License may not be moved to a new location.

Historic Motel/Hotel
TYPE: 4COP
COST: $1,820
CLASS: SH
Beer, Wine, and Liquor. Issued to a hotel or motel located in a historic structure of fewer than 100 guest rooms. Historic hotel or motel must be licensed as a public lodging establishment and derive at least 51% of gross revenue from the rental of rooms. Sales authorized by the drink for consumption on premises and by package sales in sealed containers. License may not be moved to a new location.

Historic Motel/Hotel in Qualifying Municipalities
TYPE: 4COP
COST: $1,820
CLASS: SHQM
Beer, Wine, and Liquor. Sales by the drink for consumption on premises only. Package sales not permitted. Issued to a hotel or motel located in a historic structure of at least 10 and no more than 25 guest rooms in municipalities having a population between 25,000 and 35,000 residents according to the 1998 UF Bureau of Economic and Business Research Estimates of Population (see qualifying municipalities below). Hotel or motel must derive at least 60% of gross revenue from the rental of rooms and sales of food and non-alcoholic beverages. License may not be moved to a new location. Qualifying municipalities include: Cooper City; Hallandale; Homestead; Jupiter; Lake Worth; Lauderdale Lakes; North Lauderdale; Oakland Park; Ormond Beach; Palm Beach Gardens; Plant City; Riviera Beach; Wellington; Winter Haven; Winter Springs.

OTHER SPECIALTY LICENSES – HOSPITALS, BOWLING, BOATS, AIRPORTS, CIVIC CENTERS, AND OTHER SPECIAL LICENSES

Special Hospital
TYPE: 4COP
COST: $1,820
CLASS: H
Beer, Wine, and Liquor, sales to patients only. Sarasota County Public Hospital Board only. No annual fee. See special act for requirements.

Special Horse Breeders
TYPE: 4COP
COST: $1,820
CLASS: HBX
Beer, Wine, and Liquor, consumption on premises only. Issued to any marketing association of horse breeders organized under the laws of the state. Additional requirements to be met.

Special Bowling Alley
TYPE: 4COP
COST: $1,820
CLASS: SBX
Beer, Wine, and Liquor; consumption on premises by the drink only. Must meet requirements of 12 or more lanes and all necessary equipment to operate them. License cannot be moved to a new location.

Special Boats
TYPE: 4COP
COST: $1,820
CLASS: SPX
Beer, Wine, and Liquor, consumption on premises only. Issued to an operator of a pleasure, excursion, sightseeing, or charter boat which has a Coast Guard-approved certification to carry passengers for hire. Must not exceed regular round-trip runs of more than 100 miles in each direction, and may not ply or anchor upon the waters of any lake. May only sell and serve alcoholic beverages while the boat is on a scheduled or chartered cruise.

Special Boats
TYPE: 4COP
COST: $1,820
CLASS: SPXE
Beer, Wine, and Liquor, consumption on premises only. Issued to an operator of a pleasure, excursion, sightseeing, or charter boat which has a Coast Guard-approved capacity of at least 125 passengers. Must not exceed regular round-trip runs of more than 100 miles in each direction, and may not ply or anchor upon the waters of any lake. May sell and serve alcoholic beverages to passengers during a scheduled or chartered cruise and for a period of no longer than one hour prior to departure from the docking facility or marina.

Special Airport
TYPE: 4COP
COST: $1,820
CLASS: SAL
Beer, Wine, and Liquor for consumption on premises only at publicly owned or operated airport. Limited to no more than four point of sale locations at airport.

Special Civic Center
TYPE: 4COP
COST: $1,820
CLASS: SCX
Beer, Wine, and Liquor for consumption on premises only; license issued to Civic Center authority authorized by state law or local government ordinance.

Special County Commissioner
TYPE: 4COP
COST: $1,820
CLASS: SCC
Beer, Wine, and Liquor for consumption on premises only; license issued to county commissioners for facilities which are owned and operated by the county.

Special Act
TYPE: 4COP
COST: $1,820
CLASS: SA
Beer, Wine, and Liquor for consumption on the premises only. See Special Acts for specifics.

Special Act
TYPE: 4COP
COST: $1,820
CLASS: SAX
Beer, Wine, and Liquor for consumption on the premises only. May not move from the original location. See Special Acts for specific requirements.

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4COP liquor license cost in Florida is $910 for a half-year, and $1,820 for a full-year, independent of the venue type in which alcohol is being sold.

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