Steps In Processing Transfer Applications
1. Notification is sent to the legislative authority and police department of the political subdivision for which the application is filed. Legislative authorities include the city council of an incorporated city or the township trustees and county commissioners of an unincorporated area. John R. Kasich, Governor Jacqueline T. Williams, Director 6606 Tussing Road Reynoldsburg, OH 43068-9006 www.com.ohio.gov Department of Commerce Division of Liquor Control 2
2. Notification of any transfer of ownership is sent to the Ohio Department of Taxation. No transfers are approved until the Department of Taxation notifies the Division of Liquor Control that all taxes are current.
3. Notification of any transfer which involves a change of location from the original permit premises is sent to the county Board of Elections which in turn, notifies the Division of the wet or dry status of the area. If the new location is dry, the applicant is notified and processing ceases. If the area is wet, processing continues.
4. A physical inspection of the premises, or proposed premises, and the surrounding area is conducted by a Division compliance officer to determine if there are any institutions such as schools, churches, playgrounds, libraries or township parks within a 500 foot radius.
5. Authorities in control of institutions within a 500 foot radius are notified that an application for a liquor permit has been filed.
6. Local legislative authorities and institutions within a 500 foot radius are given the opportunity to file objections to the issuance of the permit and request a hearing.
7. If an objection is filed and a hearing requested, the Division of Liquor Control notifies the permit applicant by certified mail as to the date, time and place of the hearing.
8. Police records of all transfer applicants, including any five percent or more stockholder of a corporation, are checked.
9. Upon completion of processing, the applicant is notified to return the old permit and identification card to the division. The new permit is then mailed to the new location or new owner.
10. Before a transfer can be approved, all outstanding administrative and legal issues must be resolved.
Factors Used to Determine the Designation of an Economic Development Project:
The architectural certification of the plans and the cost of the project;
The number of jobs that will be created by the project;
The projected earnings of the project;
The projected tax revenues for the political subdivisions in which the project will be located;
The amount of financial investment in the project;
Written acknowledgment at the time of application from the municipal corporation or township that the proposed business is an economic development project.
Remember, a permit alone cannot be purchased. The transaction must include other assets such as stock and inventory, tables and chairs, or other equipment.