Need to Know
If you are considering locating a bar or restaurant in Scottsdale, it is important to be aware of city license and zoning requirements (prior to committing to a business location or submitting a liquor license application to the State.) In some instances, bars may require a Conditional Use Permit that may take 4-6 months to obtain.
City of Scottsdale licensing and zoning requirements:
|Use Permit (City Approval)||Sales Tax License
|Special City License
|State Liquor License
(Sells/serves spirituous liquor)
|X||X||X||X (series 6)|
(Sells/serves spirituous liquor; 40% of gross revenues must be from food)
|X||X||X (series 12)|
(Live bands, DJs, comedians, etc.)
(Business that holds a liquor license and is open from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m.
|X (Downtown only)||X||X|