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Liquor Licenses

All applications for Liquor License are available in the City Clerk’s Office, Room 401 at City Hall.  As a liquor license applicant, you may be requested to submit fingerprints in order to complete the background investigation.  If fingerprints are requested, you will be contacted by the Peoria Police Department’s Liquor Investigator to be fingerprinted and have the prints submitted to the Illinois State Police Bureau of Identification.  Per the City of Peoria Liquor Code, applicants for liquor licenses are required to submit fingerprints if requested.  For explicit details for filing, contact the City Clerk’s Office at (309)494-8565.


Temporary-Outdoor-Bar-and-Restaurant-Guidelines-5.28.2020_1590703240.pdf Temporary Outdoor Bar and Restaurant Guidelines 5.28.2020

Liquor-FAQ-edited_1585333400.pdf Liquor FAQ’S – COVID-19 Info

COVID19-Pre-Mixed-Cocktails-Bulletin_1587157628.pdf COVID19-Pre-Mixed Cocktails Bulletin

Site Approval

Prior to obtaining a liquor license, the site for the establishment must be inspected by various City Departments to assure compliance with the City Code. It is recommended that all applicants go to the One-Stop-Shop, Mondays at 1:30 p.m.

New applicants must wait two years before they are able to operate video gaming terminals at their establishment.  For each of the two years prior to applying for a video gaming license, new establishments have to show that they have had 80% revenue from food or drinks.

Click here for all liquor license instructions and forms

Any questions regarding the site approval process contact the City Clerk’s Office at (309)494-8565.


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