The application process for regular liquor licenses begins with the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control. Once applications are completed and fees applied, the application is forwarded to the Town Clerk’s office for processing. The property for which the license is proposed will be posted with a notice for public hearing before the Florence Town Council. Once the Town Council makes its recommendation, the application is returned to the State for processing.
Special Event Licenses
Special Event licenses are handled through the Town Clerk’s office. Applications are available at Town Hall or by following this link:
Liquor License Application Kits
Once the application is completed and submitted with appropriate fees, The Town Clerk is authorized to make recommendations to the Arizona Department of Liquor Licensing and Control to grant or deny a special event liquor license application. The Town Clerk may sign and submit to the Department, without Town Council action, any application for which he recommends approval.
The Town Clerk shall provide written notice to the applicant within five (5) calendar days if the Town Clerk declines to recommend approval of a special event liquor license application to the Arizona Department of Liquor Licensing and Control and shall not take further action on the application until after the Town Council has considered and decided any timely filed appeal of the recommendation for denial.
If the Town Clerk declines to recommend approval of a special event liquor license, the applicant may request within five (5) calendar days of receipt of the written notice that its application be placed on the next available Town Council meeting agenda for consideration and recommendation to the Arizona Department of Liquor Licensing and Control. If approved, the application is then forwarded to the State for processing.