Alcoholic Beverage License Approvals

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) requires an alcoholic beverage license applicant to obtain approval from the Florida Department of Revenue (Department). If you wish to apply for an alcoholic beverage license, visit DBPR's Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco webpage, or apply online at Open My Florida Business.

Requirement for Department Approval

Before an applicant can be approved by the Department, the named applicant must be registered for sales and use tax. For more information on registering, visit the Department’s Account Registration webpage.

Registered Sales and Use Tax Applicants

If you are registered with the Department, and possessing a business partner number and a sales and use tax certificate number, email a copy of your completed and signed application to Including your business partner number and sales and use tax certificate number will assist in the review and approval process. Note: The Department will not process incomplete and/or unsigned applications.

Application Approval Status

Applications are reviewed and processed by the business location’s local service center. If you have questions about the status of your application, contact your local taxpayer service center.