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Types of Middlesex County Liquor Licenses

Any business owner looking to sell or serve liquor at their Middlesex County establishment must attain a liquor license in Middlesex County, NJ. In central New Jersey, Middlesex County boasts a large population of 863,000 people. The county seat is New Brunswick, New Jersey. In Middlesex County, the largest city by population is Edison, and the largest township by area is Monroe Township. Many people enjoy sights like Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park, Rutgers Geology Museum, Zimmerli Art Museum, and Cheesequake State Park. Every summer, the Middlesex County Fair takes place in East Brunswick, New Jersey, drawing a crowd to enjoy food, entertainment, and rides.

 

In order to sell liquor to your customers at your Middlesex County place of business, we offer online Middlesex 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 Middlesex 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 Middlesex County, New Jersey.
  • Type 44: Permits liquor stores & grocery stores to sell all liquor sales -- beer, wine, and spirits -- for off-premises consumption in Middlesex County, NJ.

 

Each New Jersey liquor license grants the holder the right to sell in a specific New Jersey municipality or borough, such as New Brunswick. Liquor licenses are not transferable between municipalities or boroughs. However, they are transferable between owners, which means you can legally buy or sell any Middlesex County alcohol license issued in your municipality or borough.

How to Buy a Middlesex County Liquor License

In Middlesex County, New Jersey, liquor license buyers may secure an alcohol permit in one of two ways. One option is to obtain a Middlesex County alcohol license directly from the NJ Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC). The alternative option is to secure a liquor license in Middlesex County from a liquor license broker on the secondary market, like Liquor License Auctioneers. 

 

Due to the limited number of Middlesex County alcohol licenses available at one time and even the cap on liquor licenses in the townships and boroughs within Middlesex County, sometimes the only way to purchase an alcohol permit is on the open market. To secure a liquor license in Middlesex County on the secondary market, a buyer can select one of the following three transfer options: Person-to-Person, Place-to-Place, or Person-to-Person and Place-to-Place. Many times, a buyer will have to wait until a seller is ready to sell a liquor license to them in Middlesex County, New Jersey.

 

This is where Liquor License Auctioneers enters the picture. During our many years in this business, we have encountered numerous business entrepreneurs and lawyers who also specialize in this industry. These networked relationships give us the opportunity to offer select Middlesex County alcohol licenses exclusively on our online auction platform. Since no other brokerage has the ability to offer these same Middlesex County alcohol permits for sale, we can price them fairly. Reach out to our team of liquor license brokers if you need a specific alcohol license in Middlesex County, New Jersey. We will do our best to track one down for you using our connections in this industry.

 

How to Apply for a Liquor License in Middlesex County, New Jersey: 

 

  1. Enter into a Contract of Sale: The ABC Application process starts with the seller (transferor) and buyer (transferee) entering into a contract of sale for the Middlesex County liquor license.
  2. Complete the 12 Page ABC Application: The 12 page New Jersey ABC Application must be completed and then submitted in TRIPLICATE with all original signatures.
  3. Pay the Annual License Renewal Fee: For Middlesex County Person-to-Person and Place-to-Place transfers, a 10% Annual License Renewal Fee is required. The Person-to-Person and Place-to-Place transfer has a 20% Annual License Renewal Fee associated with it. 
  4. Write a $200 Check or Money Order for ABC: Make a check or a money order payable to the State of NJ, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control for $200. 
  5. Consent to Transfer: The Consent to Transfer, or consent of sale, must be signed and notarized by the alcohol license holder in order to apply for the Middlesex County liquor license.
  6. Disclosure Statement of Applicant: During the ABC Application process for a Middlesex County alcohol license, the Disclosure Statement of Applicant (source funding) must be submitted.
  7. Submit Federal & State Fingerprint Reports: Both federal and state fingerprint reports need to be completed by the police and then sent over to the NJ Division of ABC.
  8. Additional Investigative Report: At this point, an additional investigation will be done by the police. Then, they will write up a report which must be submitted to the Division of ABC. 
  9. Send a Detailed Sketch of the Business Premises: A detailed sketch of the property and proposed licensing area must be sent in as part of the ABC Application process. A photo of the outside of the business location must also be submitted.
  10. Affidavit of Publication: The Notice of Intent to Transfer the Middlesex County liquor license will be published two times in a span of three weeks, with one week in between each publication. This allows the public to voice any objections that they may have regarding the Middlesex County alcohol license transfer. If any objections are made, they will be sent in writing to the clerk of the local issuing authority in Middlesex County, New Jersey.
  11. Submit a Certificate of Sales Tax Authority: The buyer may complete the Certificate of Sales Tax Authority and acquire the Alcoholic Beverage Retail Licensee Clearance Certificate for Transfer. The Middlesex County liquor license buyer can reach the New Jersey Division of Taxation ABC Licensing Unit directly at 609-292-0043.
  12. Application for Bulk Sale Permit: If the Middlesex County alcohol license buyer wants to purchase the existing inventory of alcoholic beverages from the seller, the buyer will need to include a check for $75.00 made out to the NJ Div. of Alcoholic Beverage Control. However, if the buyer does not want to buy the existing stock of liquor, then they will not be required to write a check. They will still need to complete the Application for Bulk Sale Permit and send it in as part of the ABC Application for a Middlesex County liquor license.
  13. Provide a Letter from the Buyer’s Attorney: The buyer's attorney should write a letter that notifies the local issuing authority as to the exact closing date for the Middlesex County alcohol license.
  14. 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. 
  15. The License will be Amended to Reflect New Ownership: When the previous steps in the ABC Application process for a Middlesex County liquor license have been completed,  the ABC Application will reflect the change of ownership and generation change. Any checks necessary at this time should be written out to the Director, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control. 

 

Our experienced liquor license brokers can help guide you through the process of obtaining a liquor license in Middlesex County, NJ.

 

  1. Secure the location: Decide where you want to conduct business and sell or serve alcohol. This business location should be purchased, leased, or rented.
  2. Select your liquor license: Choose which type of Middlesex County alcohol license you will need to sell liquor to your customers legally, and then decide how you will secure the alcohol permit. A Middlesex County liquor license can be acquired directly from the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) or through an alcohol license broker on the open market, like Liquor License Auctioneers.
  3. Open your escrow account: You will need to open an escrow account associated with all monetary transactions related to the transfer and purchase of the Middlesex County alcohol license. Ideally, the escrow account should be opened with a third-party company.
  4. Survey the location: A contractor will need to survey your business premises. Liquor License Auctioneers has the ability to complete this step for you.
  5. Complete your ABC Application: The ABC Application for a Middlesex County alcohol license must be submitted along with all of the required documents and forms. The NJ Division of ABC will review and approve the ABC Application. Our liquor license brokers can assist you in completing the New Jersey ABC Application.
  6. Post a notice: After the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has approved your ABC Application, they will mail you a notice of intent to sell liquor at your business premises. This notice must be posted at your location for 30 days.
  7. Submit to investigation: After 30 days, the NJ ABC will do a final inspection of the business to determine if you can sell or serve liquor legally and safely.
  8. Receive the liquor license: Once the seven previous steps have been completed and the final ABC inspection has cleared, the Division of ABC will mail you the official Middlesex County liquor license. Once you receive the official alcohol license for Middlesex County, you are instructed to display it prominently at your business.

 

Following all of these eight steps to secure a Middlesex County liquor license will meet the standards set by the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) in New Jersey. To accelerate the process of acquiring an alcohol license in Middlesex County, New Jersey, it’s recommended that you check with the local municipal government to see if there are any additional stipulations that must be met before you can receive a liquor license in New Brunswick, New Jersey. 

 

In New Jersey, there is plenty of competition for businesses trying to obtain alcohol permits in Middlesex County. Each business owner of the numerous grocery stores, bars, restaurants, and liquor stores must secure a proper Middlesex County alcohol license. At Liquor License Auctioneers, we have the knowledge, experience, and auction platform that sets us apart from the competition. We strive to help each customer receive their Middlesex County liquor license in a timely manner so that they can start selling or serving liquor to customers at their business establishments. View all available Middlesex County liquor licenses for sale on our online auction platform, and make an offer now.

Middlesex County Liquor Licenses for Sale

Founded in 2012, Liquor License Auctioneers was started by a previous California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Investigator to provide both buyers and sellers with an online auction platform for Middlesex County liquor licenses. You can see all of our Middlesex County liquor licenses for sale on our bidding platform, which is updated in real-time. Place a bid on a Middlesex County alcohol license to get started selling or serving alcohol at your business establishment.

Contact Liquor License Auctioneers

The process of acquiring a liquor license in Middlesex County can be confusing and time-intensive. Choose Liquor License Auctioneers to help expedite the process of securing an alcohol license in Middlesex County, New Jersey. You can reach our expert liquor license brokers at 818.345.2226, or send an email to our team. We will be able to answer your questions and guide you through the process of obtaining an alcohol permit in Middlesex County.