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What is license modification and when is it required?

Most licenses include regulatory stipulations requiring notification to the licensing agency when important information changes. This may include:

  • Legal name
  • DBA (operating name)
  • Mailing address
  • Premises address
  • Changes in ownership

Changes in ownership are especially important as these can potentially violate federal or state tied-house laws. When considering new investors or a change in ownership, it’s always advisable to consult a beverage alcohol expert and ensure that investing parties are eligible for ownership. Otherwise, you may face fines or forced termination of the business due to a tied-house violation.

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