Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
***A completed Special License application must be submitted as early as possible before your event(s) to avoid any delays in processing. It is strongly recommended that you submit the application as soon as you know the date of your event(s). Failure to submit a completed application at least ten (10) business days prior to the event(s) may result in no Special License being issued, pursuant to administrative rule R 436.575..***
Below you will find several documents related to submitting a request for a non-profit organization Special License, including the Special License application form. Please read the instructions carefully to ensure that you have completed the application correctly. A checklist also been provided in the instructions to help you make a quick review of the items you need to submit.
You must submit your completed application at least ten (10) business days before your event for adequate processing time. It is strongly recommended that you submit the application as soon as you know the date of your event(s). Please fax completed applications with credit card payments to 517-284-8557. You may also mail or hand deliver applications with payments to the MLCC Lansing office (Click here for mailing and physical address), but be reminded that your application must be received by the MLCC at least 10 business days in advance of your event. If you have questions about Special Licenses, please call the MLCC, toll-free, at 866-813-0011.
***Effective November 21, 2019, pursuant to Public Act 131 of 2019, surety bonds are no longer required for Special Licenses or Beer Festival Special Licenses***
Non-Profit Organizations Comprised of
Brewers, Micro Brewers, and/or Brewpubs
The Special License forms are fillable PDF forms and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to open. You may download a free copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader by clicking this link. Using Adobe Acrobat Reader to fill out the forms will allow the form to calculate the licensing fees automatically and will make applications easier for staff to read and process.
IMPORTANT: If you have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer and are using the Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser, you may view the forms in your web browser and the forms should automatically calculate fees on some forms. Other web browser programs, such as Chrome, Edge, Firefox, or Safari, may generate an error message when attempting to open a PDF. These browsers require you to save the forms to your computer and open them using Acrobat Reader. This is most easily accomplished by selecting the link for the desired form, clicking it with the right mouse button, and choosing "Save Link As..." in the pop-up menu.
Depending on the version of your web browser, you may also be able to configure the browser to open the forms automatically by following the instructions on the Adobe website by clicking this link.
Third party, non-Adobe PDF readers and editors may not be able to open the PDF forms, may generate error messages, or may not operate with full functionality. If you encounter an error with a form when using a third party, non-Adobe program, please open the file in Acrobat Reader.