Types of Camden County Liquor Licenses
Business proprietors looking to sell liquor at their Camden County establishments must obtain a proper Camden County alcohol permit. In southwestern New Jersey, Camden County has a population of close to 524,000 people, with most living in Cherry Hill, NJ, the largest city by population. The largest area in Camden County is Winslow Township, and the county seat is Camden, NJ. Locals and travelers enjoy spending time at Adventure Aquarium, Battleship New Jersey, and the Garden State Discovery Museum. During the year, many events and fairs draw tourists and residents to the area.
If you want to start selling liquor at your Camden County business, we offer online Camden County liquor license auctions for the following permit types:
- Type 32: Permits restaurants, bars, and nightclubs to sell all liquor -- beer, wine, and spirits -- for on-site consumption, as well as beer and wine "to go" for off-site consumption in Camden County.
- Type 33: Permits restaurants, bars, and nightclubs to sell all liquor -- beer, wine, and spirits -- for on-site consumption, as well as beer and wine "to go" for off-site consumption in Camden County, New Jersey.
- Type 44: Permits liquor stores & grocery stores to sell all liquor sales -- beer, wine, and spirits -- for off-premises consumption in Camden County, NJ.
Each New Jersey liquor license grants the holder the right to sell in a specific New Jersey municipality or borough, such as Camden. Liquor licenses are not transferable between municipalities or boroughs. However, they are transferable between owners, which means you can legally buy or sell any Camden County alcohol license issued in your municipality or borough.
How to Buy a Camden County Liquor License
In New Jersey, buyers can obtain a liquor license in Camden County by going through the NJ Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) or securing an alcohol permit from a liquor license broker, such as Liquor License Auctioneers, on the open market.
Every New Jersey County has a limited number of alcohol licenses. This also includes the townships and boroughs in each county. Usually, the only way to acquire a liquor license in Camden County is through the secondary market in one of the following three transfer options: Person-to-Person, Place-to-Place, or Person-to-Person and Place-to-Place. Buyers may still have to wait until a seller is willing to sell a liquor license to them in Camden County, New Jersey.
This is the point where Liquor License Auctioneers can help assist you in securing an alcohol license in Camden County, NJ. Over the years of being in this business, we have developed quality relationships with both business entrepreneurs and lawyers who specialize in this industry. With these connections, we have the ability to offer exclusive liquor licenses in Camden County on our bidding platform that no other alcohol permit broker can sell. This means that we can price these Camden County alcohol licenses at fair prices. If you don’t see the alcohol permit that you need for your business, let us know, and we’ll be happy to track one down for you through our network of connections.
How to Apply for a Liquor License in Camden County, New Jersey:
- Enter into a Contract of Sale: The transfer process for a Camden County alcohol license begins with the buyer (transferee) and the seller (transferor) entering into a contract of sale.
- Complete the 12 Page ABC Application: The 12 page New Jersey ABC Application for a liquor license in Camden County must be submitted in TRIPLICATE (meaning it must have all original signatures).
- Pay the Annual License Renewal Fee: In Camden County, New Jersey, there is a 10% Annual License Renewal Fee for Person-to-Person alcohol permit transfers and Place-to-Place liquor license transfers. A 20% Annual License Renewal Fee must be paid for the Person-to-Person and Place-to-Place transfer.
- Write a $200 Check or Money Order for ABC: A check or money order can be made out to the State of NJ, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control for a total of $200.
- Consent to Transfer: The alcohol license holder must notarize and sign the Consent to Transfer or consent of sale for the Camden County liquor license.
- Disclosure Statement of Applicant: Part of the application process for a Camden County alcohol license includes completing the Disclosure Statement of Applicant (source funding).
- Submit Federal & State Fingerprint Reports: Federal and state fingerprint reports from the police should be submitted to the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) in New Jersey.
- Additional Investigative Report: The Camden County police will need to perform an additional investigation and write a report that can be submitted along with the ABC Application for the Camden County liquor license.
- Send a Detailed Sketch of the Business Premises: When you submit your NJ ABC Application for a Camden County alcohol license, you should include a detailed sketch of the proposed licensing area, including the business location and a photo of the outside as well.
- Affidavit of Publication: The Notice of Intent to Transfer the Camden County alcohol license will be published two times with one week in between each publication. This Affidavit of Publication gives the public in Camden County the opportunity to voice any objections that they may have to the alcohol permit transfer. If any objections are made, they will be sent in writing to the clerk of the local issuing authority in Camden County.
- Submit a Certificate of Sales Tax Authority: The Camden County alcohol license buyer must complete the Certificate of Sales Tax Authority and procure the Alcoholic Beverage Retail Licensee Clearance Certificate for Transfer. The buyer may reach out to the New Jersey Division of Taxation ABC Licensing Unit by calling them at 609-292-0043.
- Application for Bulk Sale Permit: A check for $75.00 made out to the NJ Div. of Alcoholic Beverage Control is required if the buyer decides to purchase the existing inventory of alcoholic beverages from the current Camden County alcohol permit holder. However, if the buyer does not want to purchase the existing stock of liquor, then they do not need to write a check, but they still need to complete the Application for Bulk Sale Permit and send it in with their ABC Application.
- Provide a Letter from the Buyer’s Attorney: A letter will be written by the buyer’s attorney to notify the local issuing authority of the closing date for the sale of the liquor license in Camden County.
- Resolution of Transfer: At this stage in the ABC Application process, the Resolution of Transfer will be passed by the issuing authority and may not be contingent on another action.
- The License will be Amended to Reflect New Ownership: Finally, the Camden County alcohol license will be amended to reflect the new ownership and the generation change on the New Jersey ABC Application. You should make any checks payable to the Director, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
Our experienced alcohol license brokers can help you complete the following eight steps to obtain a Camden County liquor license.
- Secure the location: Choose where you will operate your business. Make sure that the location is leased, rented, or purchased.
- Select your liquor license: Determine which type of Camden County liquor license you need for your business. Then, choose how you will obtain the alcohol permit - either from the NJ Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) or from a liquor license broker, like Liquor License Auctioneers, on the secondary market.
- Open your escrow account: It is recommended that you use a third-party company to open the escrow account. This escrow account will be where all the monetary transactions associated with the transfer and sale of the Camden County liquor license are held.
- Survey the location: Hire a surveyor to perform an inspection of your property. Liquor License Auctioneers may complete the survey on your behalf.
- Complete your ABC Application: When the ABC Application is completed, as well as the documents and forms, submit it to the NJ Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC). They will review and approve the ABC Application. Our team of expert liquor license brokers can help you complete the NJ ABC Application for a Camden County liquor license.
- Post a notice: Once the New Jersey Division of ABC has approved the alcohol license in Camden County, they will mail you the notice of intent to sell liquor. When you receive the notice, it must be posted at your business establishment for 30 days.
- Submit to investigation: When the 30 days have passed, the NJ ABC will conduct a final inspection of your place of business to ensure that you are ready to safely and legally sell liquor.
- Receive the liquor license: If you have completed all seven previous steps and passed the inspection from the ABC, then the Division of ABC will send you the official Camden County liquor license. When you receive the alcohol license in the mail, you are instructed to post it at your business premises.
Completing the eight steps listed above ensures that you have met the requirements set by the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) in New Jersey for obtaining a Camden County liquor license. Always check with your local municipal government to see if there are any additional requirements that must be met to secure a liquor license in Cherry Hill, NJ. Being aware of these additional stipulations will expedite the process of acquiring your alcohol license in Winslow, NJ.
Camden County, New Jersey, has plenty of competition for alcohol licenses. Camden, NJ, has many restaurants, bars, liquor stores, and grocery stores that all require the business owner to acquire a proper Camden County liquor license to sell liquor. Trust the experts at Liquor License Auctioneers to help you procure your Camden County alcohol license in an expedited manner. With our ethical business model, years of experience in this industry, knowledge, and fair pricing, we strive to help buyers and sellers purchase or list their Camden County alcohol permit on our online auction platform. Browse our list of Camden County liquor licenses for sale, and purchase one now.