Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
(As Amended at ARRS, September 8, 2015)
RELATES TO: KRS 243.090(1)
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 241.060(1), 243.090(1)
NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 243.090(1) requires the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to establish a year-round system for renewal of licenses. This administrative regulation establishes the system for license renewal.
Section 1. Definition. "Batch renewal" means the simultaneous renewal of multiple licenses held by a licensee for more than two (2) premises.
Section 2. All licenses in Ballard, Breckinridge, Bullitt, Butler, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Crittenden, Cumberland, Daviess, Edmonson, Fulton, Graves, Grayson, Green, Hancock, Hardin, Hart, Henderson, Hickman, Larue, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken, McLean, Meade, Metcalfe, Monroe, Ohio, Owen, Spencer, Trigg, Trimble, Union, and Webster Counties shall renew in the month of January.
2.] All licenses in Adair, Allen, Barren, Bath, Bell, Boyle,
Breathitt, Casey, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, Floyd,
Garrard, Harlan, Harrison, Hopkins, Jackson, Jessamine, Johnson, Knott, Knox,
Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lincoln, Logan, Madison, Magoffin,
Marion, Martin, McCreary, Menifee, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Muhlenberg,
Nelson, Owsley, Perry, Powell, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell, Simpson, Taylor,
Todd, Warren, Washington, Wayne, and Whitley Counties shall renew in the month
3.] All licenses in Anderson, Bourbon, Boyd, Bracken, Carroll,
Carter, Franklin, Gallatin, Grant, Greenup, Henry, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas,
Oldham, Pendleton, Pike, Robertson, Rowan, Scott, Shelby, Wolfe, and Woodford
Counties shall renew in the month of June.
4.] All licenses in Jefferson County shall renew in the month
5.] All licenses in Boone, Campbell, Fayette, and Kenton
Counties shall renew in the month of November.
6.] The license of a statewide or out-of-state licensee shall
renew in December.
7.] All batch renewals shall renew in August.
8.] Unless a licensee notifies the department of its intent to
renew premises licenses by batch[ separately] as provided in Section
10[ Sections 1 through 6] of this administrative regulation, a
licensee that holds multiple licenses[ a group license] that cover[ covers]
multiple premises shall renew its licenses using the license expiration date
based on the county of each premises[ at the same time].
10. A licensee that holds multiple licenses for more than two (2) premises
shall be permitted to] renew the
licenses by batch at the same time. A licensee who wants to renew premises by
batch shall notify the department in writing. Upon written notification,[ 9.
If a licensee that holds a group license that covers multiple premises wants to
renew the premise licenses separately, the licensee shall notify the board, in
writing, of its intent to renew each premises separately.] the
licenses shall then be renewed in August[ using the license expiration
date based on the county of each premises], as provided in Section 8[ Sections
1 through 5] of this administrative regulation.
10.] A licensee that elects to do batch renewal may
return to separate monthly renewal by sending a letter to the department
requesting the change[ holds multiple licenses for more than two (2)
premises][ more than one (1) license][ shall not be
required to send a letter requesting that its licenses be renewed separately][ or
in a batch][ unless the licensee wishes to change its current renewal
schedule from batch to separate or from separate to batch].
12. All small farm winery, microbrewery, and Class B Craft distiller’s licensees
required] production reports
required by 27 C.F.R. Part 19, 24, or 25 with their renewal
application forms. Small farm wineries shall submit copies of their federal Report
of Wine Premises Operation, TTB F 5120.17, for time periods identified on
renewal application forms. These forms are available in accordance
with 27 C.F.R. 19.15, 24.20, and 25.3. Microbreweries shall submit
copies of their federal Brewer’s Report of Operations, TTB F 5130.9, for time
periods identified on renewal application forms. Class B Craft Distilleries
shall submit copies of their federal Monthly Report of Production Operations, TTB
F 511.40, for time periods identified on renewal application forms.
Section 13. The department may elect to not renew a license if the licensee exceeds a production limit for its license type or fails to meet food sales percentages required for its license type, or if renewal of the license would otherwise be contrary to law.
14. If a licensee fails to renew its license by[
the expiration date, the department shall grant not more than one (1) extension
which shall not exceed thirty (30) days from the original expiration date. The
licensee shall not conduct any activity related to alcoholic beverages during
the extension. A license not renewed during the thirty (30) day extension
period shall not be renewed thereafter for any reason and the licensee shall
reapply for a new license.
FREDERICK A. HIGDON, Commissioner
AMBROSE WILSON IV, Secretary
APPROVED BY AGENCY: August 13, 2015
FILED WITH LRC: August 14, 2015 at 11 a.m.
CONTACT PERSON: Melissa McQueen, Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1003 Twilight Trail, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, phone (502) 782-7906, fax (502) 564-7479.