Liquor Licenses

A beer/liquor license is required for retail sell of all alcoholic beverages. Beer/Liquor licenses are required to be purchased annually and expire a year from the effective date of the license. The State of Iowa issues the licenses with approval from the City Council.

Before a business can be approved for a beer or liquor license, the applicant must contact the building department, which is located on the first floor of City Hall at 620 Erie Street, Storm Lake, Iowa to make sure the location that they wish to license is in the correct zoning district. A fire inspection and Health Department inspection also needs to be completed.

After determining if the property location is properly zoned, an application needs to be completed electronically on the State of Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division web site.

After the application is submitted, it will go to the City Council for approval. Once it is approved, the license will be submitted to the State of Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division for issuance. When issued the license will be mailed to the business.

For further information, please contact City Clerk, Sue Vossberg at (712) 732-8000 or email.