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Liquor Special Event Permit authorizes the sale of liquor by the drink at a special event for consumption on the designated premises. Only a nonprofit organization may qualify for and receive a
Liquor Special Event Permit.
Liquor Special Event Permit may be obtained as needed. Applications must be submitted at least three days prior to the beginning of the event.
First, it's important for you to review the general
ABL applicant requirements listed on the ABL license directory page to make sure you are eligible to apply.
When you’re ready to apply, we recommend submitting your application using our free online tax portal,
MyDORWAY. It’s faster and easier than completing a paper application, and you don’t have to worry about mail processing or making a trip to one of our offices.
The fastest, easiest way to submit these forms and apply for a
Liquor Special Event Permit is by using our free online tax portal,
MyDORWAY. After logging in, select the
More tab, then click
Apply for a New Special Event Alcohol Beverage License.
If you have assumed control of a business that sells beer and wine under a valid
7 Day Winery Permit, you must apply for your own permit. While your application is being considered by the SCDOR, you can apply for a 120-day temporary license. You must apply for the 120-day temporary license at the same time you submit the application for the permanent license. This license allows you to continue selling beer and wine for 120 days while your permanent license application is under SCDOR review.
Review the FAQs below for answers to frequently asked questions about the Liquor Special Event Permit. Our
Food & Special Events page has additional helpful information.