Information for New Licensees

Congratulations on your new liquor license!  The links below will direct you to helpful information, instructions on specific requirements as a licensee, forms, and signage for your new business.  Included is information for the most common license types issued by the Commission.  If you have any additional questions not addressed below, please contact the MLCC, toll-free, at 866-813-0011.


 

On-Premises Retailer Licensees

Signs for Your Licensed Premises:

  • Under 21 Penalty Sign - REQUIRED TO BE POSTED BY LICENSEE IN A CONSPICUOUS PLACE UNDER MCL 436.1701(1) - This sign provides a warning of the penalties of selling or serving alcohol to someone under the age of 21.
  • Age Sign - This sign displays the year of birth a person has to be on a given day to be over the age of 21.  It is updated annually to account for the new year.
  • Concealed Weapons Sign - This sign can be displayed by an on premises licensee to indicate concealed weapons are prohibited.  Posting of this sign is optional under MCL 28.425o(1)(d).

Server Training Requirements - Information on the server training requirements for on premises licensees and where to obtain this training for your employees

Online Spirit Ordering Information (for Class C, B-Hotel, Club, and G-1 licensees):

Tax Requirements for Brewpub licensees:


 

Off-Premises Retailer Licensees

Signs for Your Licensed Premises:

  • Under 21 Penalty Sign - REQUIRED TO BE POSTED BY LICENSEE IN A CONSPICUOUS PLACE UNDER MCL 436.1701(1) - This sign provides a warning of the penalties of selling or serving alcohol to someone under the age of 21.
  • Age Sign - This sign displays the year of birth a person has to be on a given day to be over the age of 21.  It is updated annually to account for the new year.

Online Spirit Ordering Information (for Specially Designated Distributor licensees):


 

Wholesaler Licensees

Franchise Code and Supplier Agreements:

  • Beer Franchise Code - Michigan Liquor Control Code sections that explain the requirements for agreements between Wholesaler licensees and beer supplier licensees
  • Wine Franchise Code - Michigan Liquor Control Code sections that explain the requirements for agreements between Wholesaler licensees and wine supplier licensees

Price Filing Requirements:

Excise Tax Reporting Instructions:

Tax Reporting Forms:


 

Micro Brewer Licensees

Signs for Your Licensed Premises:

  • Under 21 Penalty Sign - REQUIRED TO BE POSTED BY LICENSEE IN A CONSPICUOUS PLACE UNDER MCL 436.1701(1) - This sign provides a warning of the penalties of selling or serving alcohol to someone under the age of 21.
  • Age Sign - This sign displays the year of birth a person has to be on a given day to be over the age of 21.  It is updated annually to account for the new year.
  • Concealed Weapons Sign - This sign can be displayed by an on premises licensee to indicate concealed weapons are prohibited.  Posting of this sign is optional under MCL 28.425o(1)(d).

Server Training Requirements - Information on the server training requirements for on premises licensees and where to obtain this training for your employees

Product Label Registration:

Beer Franchise Code - Michigan Liquor Control Code sections that explain the requirements for agreements between Wholesaler licensees and beer supplier licensees

Beer Price Filing Requirements - Information on mandatory price filings for beer products sold by a Wholesaler licensee

Excise Tax Reporting Instructions:

Tax Reporting Forms:


 

Small Wine Maker Licensees

Signs for Your Licensed Premises

  • Under 21 Penalty Sign - REQUIRED TO BE POSTED BY LICENSEE IN A CONSPICUOUS PLACE UNDER MCL 436.1701(1) - This sign provides a warning of the penalties of selling or serving alcohol to someone under the age of 21.
  • Age Sign - This sign displays the year of birth a person has to be on a given day to be over the age of 21.  It is updated annually to account for the new year.
  • Concealed Weapons Sign - This sign can be displayed by an on premises licensee to indicate concealed weapons are prohibited.  Posting of this sign is optional under MCL 28.425o(1)(d).

Server Training Requirements - Information on the server training requirements for on premises licensees and where to obtain this training for your employees

Product Label Registration:

Wine Price Filing Requirements - Information on mandatory price filings for wine and mixed spirit drink products sold by a Wholesaler licensee

Wine Franchise Code - Michigan Liquor Control Code sections that explain the requirements for agreements between Wholesaler licensees and wine supplier licensees

Excise Tax Reporting Instructions:

Tax Reporting Forms:


 

Small Distiller Licensees

Signs for Your Licensed Premises:

  • Under 21 Penalty Sign - REQUIRED TO BE POSTED BY LICENSEE IN A CONSPICUOUS PLACE UNDER MCL 436.1701(1) - This sign provides a warning of the penalties of selling or serving alcohol to someone under the age of 21.
  • Age Sign - This sign displays the year of birth a person has to be on a given day to be over the age of 21.  It is updated annually to account for the new year.
  • Concealed Weapons Sign - This sign can be displayed by an on premises licensee to indicate concealed weapons are prohibited.  Posting of this sign is optional under MCL 28.425o(1)(d).

Server Training Requirements - Information on the server training requirements for on premises licensees and where to obtain this training for your employees

Monthly Small Distiller Tax Report - Tax reporting form for reporting and remitting spirit taxes to the Commission

Request to Recode State Owned Merchandise - Form used to change a code for a spirit product listed with the Commission

E-Quote System for Registering Products:  Online filing system for Vendor of Spirits to transact product quotation business with the Commission

Spirit Price Book Information:


 

Outstate Seller of Beer, Wine, or Mixed Spirit Drink Licensees

Product Label Registration:

Excise Tax Reporting Instructions & Form:


 

Direct Shipper Licensees

Product Label Registration:

Excise Tax Reporting Instructions & Form: