Grand Forks City Code XXI, Article 2 contains regulations for Alcoholic Beverage establishments. A license is required for the dispensing of alcohol within the City of Grand Forks. The license application process is administered through the Finance and Administrative Services Department. Review by several City Departments, the City Attorney, and City Council are required for license approval.
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|New Application||$ 335.00|
|Renewal Application||$ 70.00|
|Class 1||General On & Off Sale Alcoholic Beverage||$ 69,160.00|
|Class 2||Off-Sale Alcoholic Beverage||$ 42,560.00|
|Class 3||Off- and/or On-Sale Wine & Beer Only||$ 5,320.00|
|Class 4||Food & Beverage establishment|
|Less than 100 seats||$ 31,920.00|
|100 Seats or More||$ 69,160.00|
|Class 5||Hotel-Motel Alcoholic Beverages||$ 37,240.00|
|Class 5.1||Hotel-Motel Limited Service Wine & Beer||$ 4,255.00|
|Class 9||Bowling Center||$ 19,150.00|
|Class 13||Service, Convenience or Mini-Bar||$ 3,190.00|
|Class 14||Wine & Beer Maker||$ 1,065.00|
|Class 15||Retail Wine||$ 1,065.00|
| Class 16
|| Brewer Taproom
|| $ 1,065.00
|Transfer Fee:||$ 16,425.00|
|Class 1||General On & Off Sale Alcoholic Beverage||$ 3,895.00|
|Class 2||Off-Sale Alcoholic Beverage||$ 3,895.00|
|Class 3||Off and/or On-Sale Wine & Beer||$ 1,670.00|
|Class 4||Food & Beverage establishment||$ 3,895.00|
|Class 5||Hotel-Motel Alcoholic Beverages||$ 3,895.00|
|Class 5.1||Hotel-Motel Limited Service Wine & Beer||$ 1,110.00|
|Class 6||Farigrounds Beer||$ 1,670.00|
|Class 7||Golf Course||$ 1,110.00|
|Class 8||Airport||$ 165.00|
|Class 8.1||Kraft Field Beer||$ 1,110.00|
|Class 8.2||Alerus Center||$ 3,335.00|
|Class 8.3||Engelstad Arena||$ 3,335.00|
|Class 9||Bowling Center||$ 3,895.00|
|Class 10||Excursion Boat||$ 1,110.00|
|Class 12||Sunday Alcoholic Beverage||No Charge
|Class 13||Service, Convenience or Mini-Bar||$ 1,110.00|
|Class 14||Wine & Beer Maker||$ 390.00|
|Class 15||Retail Wine||$ 615.00|
| Class 16
|| Brewer Taproom
Class 11 Special or Limited License
The City of Grand Forks also has a provision in its City Code for the issuance of a Class 11 Special or Limited License for serving alcohol at a site other than your regular location. In order to qualify for this license you must be a permanent Alcoholic Beverage License Holder in the City of Grand Forks. The fee for the Class 11 License is $55 per event.
Questions regarding Alcoholic beverage Licensing can be directed to the Finance and Administrative Services Department, 255 N 4th Street, Grand Forks, ND 58203.
Phone: (701) 746-2664
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