Temporary Liquor Permits
Someone wants to donate liquor or beer to my organization, which will be served at my planned event. What do I need to know?
Businesses that hold a valid and active liquor license with DCP may donate to your organization once you have obtained a temporary liquor permit. As required by Regulation, they must notify the Department, in writing, along with all details of their donation product request. Here is a link to the Donation Request process, which can be done under their credential's elicense online account only.
May I Raffle Alcoholic Liquor?
No, you may not raffle any type of alcoholic beverage, including beer, wine, hard cider, or liquor. According to CGS 7-177, alcoholic liquor is forbidden from being a prize in a raffle.
My non profit organization wants to hold an online auction for wine. Is this allowed?
Yes, the department has amended its stance with public auctions to now allow the auction to be held in-person, online, or a combination of both. The online auction permit applies to wine only. The sale of any other type of alcoholic liquor is prohibited. Please refer to the LNC Non-Profit Corporation Permit information page for more detailed guidance before applying for this permit.
Local Zoning Approval– obtained from the town in which the event is taking place
Fire Marshal's Approval – obtained from the town in which the event is taking place
Town Clerk Certification - obtained from the town in which the event is taking place
Police Authority - obtained from the town in which the event is taking place
Applicant Suitability - obtained from the local police chief from the town in which the applicant resides (this includes out of state)
Sketch - detailed sketch of the proposed premises to outline your plan to control the safe sale and service of alcohol to patrons
Identify which permit type you will require:
- Temporary Liquor for Charitable Organization 501c3 (LCO)
- Temporary Liquor for Non-Commercial Organization (LTA)
- Temporary Beer for Non-Commercial Organization (LTB)
- Temporary Special Club for existing licensed Clubs going off-site (LSP)
- Temporary Off Premises Online and In Person Auction for Non-Profit Corporation (LNC)
Starting a New Application:
To start the simplified online application and payment process do the following: Click the "Apply Online" button, complete the Registration process in the name of your qualifying Organization (or sign in) and then select and apply for the correct temporary permit type.
Temporary Auction Permit Application - for Online and/or In Person Auctions - LNC permit type ONLY
Please Note: These applications must be submitted Online only. This paper application should be printed and completed in its entirety in order to upload to your online application. If a paper application is mailed to the department, it will be returned to you.