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Bergen NJ, Type 33 Liquor License

This license is transferable anyplace in Bergen County.

Current Price $468,000

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NJ - Plenary Retail Consumption Liquor License – Bar, restaurants, clubs, lounges.

A Licensee can sell alcoholic beverages for on and off premises consumption. However, sales for off-premises consumption must be made from the public barroom and goods for sale may only be displayed on the perimeter walls. 

Buyers never pay an auction fee to purchase their alcoholic beverage license—Ever!

Sellers never pay to list their alcoholic beverage license.

Sellers only pay a 10% auction fee for any license over $30,000.00.

Sellers only pay a flat fee of $3,000., for all alcoholic beverage licenses $30,000.00., and under.

The price listed for each license "already" includes the auction fee.

Our fee structure is unmatched in the liquor license industry!
To begin the transfer process of a liquor license in the state of New Jersey, the Seller (aka the transferor) and Buyer (aka transferee) must first enter into a Contract Of Sale.  Such contracts state that the license transfer is subject to approval by the local municipality's governing body and the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) transfer applications for:  Person-to-Person, Place-to-Place, or Person-to-Person and Place-to-Place transfers:

12-Page Application submitted in TRIPLICATE (all original signatures): Retail License Application

Consent to Transfer (Consent of Sale), signed by license holder and notarized.

Disclosure Statement of applicant (source of funding) for license purchase.

Federal and State Fingerprint Reports from police.

Additional Investigative Report from police.

Detailed sketch of premises and proposed licensed area (including photo of outside of premises).

Affidavit of Publication. Notice of Intent to Transfer, published twice, one week apart, giving the public the opportunity to communicate any objections to the transfer, in writing, to the clerk of the local issuing authority.

BUYER (Transferee): Certificate of Sales Tax Authority must be submitted and Alcoholic Beverage Retail Licensee Clearance Certificate for Transfer must be obtained by contacting the Division of Taxation’s ABC Licensing Unit at 609-292-0043.

Application for Bulk Sale Permit. If purchasing existing inventory/stock of alcohol of present license holder, completed application must be accompanied by $75 check made payable to NJ Div. of Alcoholic Beverage Control.  No check necessary if not purchasing existing stock, but the form must still be submitted. COMPLETED FORM MUST BE FILED WITH TRANSFER APPLICATION.

Letter from buyer’s attorney notifying local issuing authority of closing date of license purchase.

Resolution of Transfer passed by issuing authority. (RESOLUTION CANNOT BE CONTINGENT ON ANOTHER ACTION).

License amended to reflect new ownership and generation change/application with appropriate checks forwarded to Director, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

Disciplinary Background Search - $25 fee. Requests should be made to the ABC Enforcement Bureau, Division of ABC, P.O. Box 087, Trenton, NJ 08625-0087.

C.O.D. Matters - To determine if license is on C.O.D., please contact the “Credit Compliance Corporation” at (609) 585-8000.

While we aim to streamline the process for transferring liquor licenses, we note that there are several rules and regulations that govern any liquor license transaction in the state New Jersey that need to be complied with.

We urge you to speak with one of our experienced liquor license attorneys for more information regarding New Jersey liquor license laws.  

We can put you in touch with reputable attorneys who specialize in this area of law to assist you in the process of transferring a New Jersey liquor license.
$200.00  Person to Person

$200.00 Place to Place     

$200.00 Person to Person & Place to Place Combined

$200.00 Annual Renewal

$25.00 Disciplinary Background Search

$100.00 Appeal              
No charge for a corporate structure change
No charge extension of license due to death, bankruptcy, receivership/court-supervised insolvency.
Plenary Retail Consumption License - $250.00 to $2,500, per year.

Plenary Retail Distribution License - $125.00 to $2,500, per year.
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