Types of Brevard County Liquor Licenses
Businesses in Brevard County must have a proper Brevard County alcohol license to sell or serve alcohol. In Florida, Brevard County is located along the Atlantic Ocean in the eastern central portion of the state. The population of Brevard County is close to 606,400, with most residents residing in the largest city, Palm Bay. The county seat is Titusville. Brevard County draws locals and visitors to the area with the Kennedy Space Center, Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier, and Brevard Zoo. The Space Coast State Fair takes place twice a year in Viera, Florida, with attractions and entertainment.
To sell liquor legally in Brevard County, FL, we offer online Brevard County liquor license auctions for the following permit types:
- 4COP: Permits restaurants and bars to sell all liquor -- beer, wine, and spirits -- for consumption on-premises in Brevard County.
- 3PS: Permits liquor stores to sell all liquor -- beer, wine, and spirits -- for consumption off-premises in Brevard County, Florida.
Each Florida liquor license grants the holder the right to sell in a specific Florida county, such as Brevard. Liquor licenses are not transferable between counties. They are, however, transferable between owners, which means you can legally buy or sell any Brevard County alcohol license.
How to Buy a Brevard County Liquor License
Buyers have two options for securing an alcohol permit in Brevard County. The first option is to obtain an alcohol license for Brevard County directly from the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco (AB&T). The alternative option is to attain a liquor license in Brevard County, Florida, on the secondary market from a reputable liquor license broker, like Liquor License Auctioneers.
Since there are a limited number of quota liquor licenses available in Brevard County, Florida, often the only way to obtain an alcohol permit is through the open market. Most of the time, you will have to wait to purchase a liquor license in Brevard County until you find a seller who is able to sell a liquor license to you.
At Liquor License Auctioneers, we are proud to have the only online auction site for Brevard County liquor licenses. Being in this industry for many years has given us the opportunity to create relationships with other people in this business sector, namely lawyers and business proprietors. These network connections have provided us with exclusive Brevard County alcohol permits that we are able to place on our auction platform. No other liquor license brokerage has these same alcohol licenses, so this allows us to price our alcohol permits fairly. Reach out to our staff of liquor license brokers if you don’t see the particular Brevard County alcohol license you are looking for, and we can track one down for you through our network.
The buyer and seller must complete the following eight steps to complete the transfer of the liquor license in Brevard County, Florida.
- Set a Price for the Liquor License: A price that includes the auction fee will be determined by the seller. Then, this asking price will be the offer that is made to the buyer for the Brevard County alcohol license.
- Create a Purchase Agreement: If the buyer agrees to the price offered by the seller for the Brevard County alcohol permit, then both the buyer and seller will create a Purchase Agreement that must be signed and dated.
- Pay 10% of the Cost of the Liquor License Upfront: The buyer will put 10% of the total cost of the Brevard County liquor license into an Attorney Trust Account. Doing this ensures that the alcohol permit is removed from auction, and at this point, a closing date for the alcohol license sale is set.
- Prepare the Bill of Sale & All Closing Documents: At this time, the seller may have an attorney or escrow agent assist them in the completion of the following required documents: the Closing Documents, the Bill of Sale, the Alcohol License Transfer Affidavit, and any other forms related to the AB&T Application. When the documents are sent to the buyer, the buyer’s escrow agent or attorney will be able to place the paperwork in escrow until the sale is closed.
- Seller Pays Transfer Fees: Any fees that may have accrued in relation to the transfer of the Brevard County liquor license must be paid at the time of the sale of the alcohol permit. These fees come out of the seller’s portion of earnings on the sale of the Brevard County alcohol license.
- Buyer pays the AB&T Annual License Fee: At the closing of the sale, the buyer will have to pay the prorated annual license fee. The buyer’s attorney can pay the seller’s attorney or escrow agent in one of four ways: Bank Wire, Cashier’s Check, Bank Check, or Attorney Trust Account.
- Closing the Bill of Sale: To close the Bill of Sale for the Brevard County alcohol license, the seller can have their escrow agent or attorney send the buyer all of the following: the original Bill of Sale, the Affidavit of Transferor, and the Closing Statement.
- Submit Transfer of Liquor License Application Documents to AB&T: The Brevard County liquor license purchaser may have their attorney or escrow agent aid them in completing the forms related to the AB&T Application. The buyer can then place the Brevard County alcohol license in escrow with the Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco (AB&T) if the property where they plan to sell alcohol is not ready to open. If the business location is ready to open and has been approved to sell liquor, then the Division of AB&T will send the buyer a temporary liquor license.
Our experienced liquor license brokers can help you complete these nine steps to purchase a Brevard County alcohol license.
- Secure the location: Select a location where you would like to sell or serve alcohol. The premises must be rented, leased, or purchased.
- Select your liquor license: Choose the type of Brevard County alcohol license you will need for your business, and then select if you will attain an alcohol permit from the AB&T or from a liquor license broker, like Liquor License Auctioneers.
- Survey the location: Hire a contractor to complete an inspection of your business location. Liquor License Auctioneers can conduct the survey of the premises for you.
- Complete your AB&T Application: In the process of submitting your completed AB&T Application for a Brevard County liquor license, there are some additional forms and documents that will need to be submitted. These include registering with the Florida Division of Corporations, gaining Department of Revenue approval, completing service agreements, receiving the originating agency identification number, sending a sketch or blueprint of the business establishment, getting zoning approval, completing all related-party personal information, providing a right of occupancy, obtaining health and human resources approval, completing management contracts, paying a fee, and sending in fingerprints.
- Submit your AB&T Application: Once the AB&T Application and the related documents have been completed, send them to the Brevard County division district office.
- Post the temporary initial license: If you paid a fee during the AB&T Application process, then the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco (AB&T) will send you a temporary liquor license. You are required to post the temporary alcohol permit at your business establishment until you receive the official Brevard County alcohol license.
- AB&T Application Review: The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco (AB&T) will take a look at all of the submitted forms and documents as well as the AB&T Application. The Division of AB&T will input this information into their system.
- Submit to investigation: The DBPR AB&T will need to do a final inspection of your business premises to determine if you are ready to sell or serve alcohol.
- Receive the liquor license: If your location passes the inspection from the Division of AB&T, then they will send you the bill for the liquor license in Brevard County. Once the DBPR AB&T receives your payment, they will mail the official alcohol permit for Brevard County to you. When you receive it, you must post the alcohol license at your business.
When you have completed all of the aforementioned nine steps to receive a liquor license in Brevard County, Florida, this will meet the requirements from the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco (AB&T). To obtain an alcohol permit as efficiently as possible, always see if your local municipal government has additional stipulations for receiving a liquor license in Titusville, Florida.
To compete with other businesses in Brevard County, it’s important to acquire an alcohol license. When looking for a liquor license brokerage to purchase a Brevard County liquor license from, choose Liquor License Auctioneers with our expertise in this industry, ethical business practices, fair auction prices, and exceptional customer service. We strive to find the exact type of Brevard County alcohol license you need. Browse our bidding platform - updated in real-time - and make an offer on a Brevard County liquor license.