Liquor Licenses

The Liquor License application process begins with the Arizona Department of Liquor License and Control.  Any person who sells liquor in Arizona must apply for a liquor license. A liquor license application must be filed for any new liquor establishment or for any change in ownership or location of an existing license.

An applicant or licensee may designate a person (agent) to receive communications from the department and to file documents and sign documents for filing with the department on behalf of the applicant or licensee.

The approval process normally takes 60 days once a complete application has been received from the Department of Liquor Licenses and Control. When an application is not complete, it is returned to the applicant with specific instructions to assist in the satisfactory completion of the application.

The application will then be sent to the City where it will be processed and reviewed.  Not all applications will be assigned City Council meeting. Any application that is assigned a City Council meeting will be updated on this page and at the establishment. The City will issue a letter to the applicant/agent indicating receipt of the application and outlining the next steps for completion.

An application for a City of Chandler Liquor License; must be completed and submitted. A breakdown of the amount due is detailed on the application form.

Various City departments will review the application. Upon response from the various departments, City staff will compile the information and may proceed with scheduling a City Council meeting.

The Department of Liquor License and Control makes the final determination on the state-issued liquor license.

Applications for Review

Below is a list of Liquor License applications received from the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control currently in process. Please note, if you reside or own or lease property within a one-mile radius, and your intent is to file an official testimony for the state liquor board in favor of or in opposition to the issuance of the license, you must do so within the 20 day posting period to the Chandler City Clerk’s office with your complete name, address, and signature.

If you would like to submit a comment to City staff regarding any of these applications in process, please click the button below.

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A Chandler Business Registration Application is required. If you already have one, indicate the license number on the liquor application. 

Also, it is imperative that you fill out the Certificate of Occupancy application and remit it to the Planning Division located at 215 E. Buffalo Street. For further information regarding the Certificate of Occupancy form, please contact a Planning representative at 480-782-3000.

All Chandler sales tax accounts on which you are listed as an owner or officer must be current. Any outstanding taxes, penalties, interest, or license fees must be paid.

Time is critical in the completion of the above-outlined steps. The Department of Liquor Licenses and Control requires immediate City action. Since the delay in the completion of these requirements could cause a recommendation for denial of this application, it is recommended that immediate action be taken to start this process.

Request a Permanent Extension of Premises for an existing establishment (within the event footprint) that is already licensed to sell alcohol. This serving area needs to be contiguous to temporarily expand or enlarge the area which is covered by a current liquor license. An application for a City of Chandler Liquor License must be completed and submitted.

A permanent extension of premises may be required to obtain a liquor use permit through Chandler's Development Services Department. This process takes approximately four months to complete, so you are urged to submit the application early on in the process to the Planning Division located at 215 E. Buffalo Street. For further information, please contact a Planning representative at 480-782-3050.

Timeline for Internal Processing

View time frames of an application submitted to the City for obtaining a license (permit).