Reopening Resources (Coronavirus/Covid-19)


All licensees must comply with Executive Orders, local health department orders, and local ordinances regarding reduced occupancy rates and social distancing protocols related to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

The Commission and a number of industry partners have prepared resources to aid licensees as they prepare to reopen to the public.  The MLCC has prepared a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) for on-premises licensees regarding reopening to customers.  This FAQ document will be updated with new information as it becomes available.  Posted below are reopening resources from a number of industry partners and links to several Commission forms that licensees may find useful for preparing to reopen their businesses to the public.

Reopening Frequently Asked Questions

Pursuant To January 22, 2021 MDHHS Epidemic Order, On-Premises Licensees Open For Indoor Service Must Post The Following Sign In A Prominent Place On The Premises (Click Image To Download PDF Copy Of Sign)

Reopening Resources from Industry Partners

MIOSHA Covid-19 Restaurants & Bars Guidelines

Great Lakes Wine & Spirits Post Stay at Home Order Michigan Resident Survey

Michigan Licensed Beverage Association Ready to Reopen Resource Guide

Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association Roadmap to Reopening

Downloadable Mask Signs For Posting At Your Business


Forms for Reopening Related License and Permit Requests

Form Name & Number

Form Description

Outdoor Service Permanent Permission Application (LCC-204)

Use this form to apply for:

  • A new outdoor service area.
  • To increase the size of an existing approved outdoor service area.

2020 Limited Permanent Outdoor Service Conversion Application (LCC-204b)

Use this form to convert an approved 2020 Limited Permanent Outdoor Service area into a regular Permanent Outdoor Service area.  The approved dimensions for the 2020 Limited Permanent Outdoor Service area will be used for the regular Permanent Outdoor Service area.

Approved 2020 Limited Permanent Outdoor Service areas are valid through April 30, 2021.

Temporary Authorization Application (LCC-206)

Use this form to apply for a one-day temporary outdoor service area.  You may apply for up to 12 one-day temporary outdoor service areas in a calendar year.