Obtaining a Liquor Permit for a Special Event
There are two options for obtaining a liquor license to sell or serve alcohol at a special event:
Request a Temporary Extension of Premises for an existing establishment (within the event footprint) that is already licensed to sell alcohol.
A permit is required by the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses & Control (AZ DLLC) in order to temporarily expand or enlarge the area which is covered by a current liquor license. This permit is reviewed by the city of Scottsdale and a recommendation is made to the State. Provide a copy of your completed application with the Scottsdale Special Event Permit Application.
Obtain a Special Event Liquor License. Events where liquor will be sold or furnished are required to submit a special event liquor license application to the city a minimum of 20 days prior to the event, along with a completed (AZ DLLC) Special Event Permit Application Kit - Series 15
Special Event liquor licenses are only available to qualified charitable, civic, fraternal, political party/campaign committees, or religious organizations.
This license requires that 25% of gross event proceeds be donated to the event charity. A charity can submit for this license a maximum of 10 (ten) days per year.
Special Event Process Resources
- Special Event Online Submittal
- Special Event Application Review Timeframes (PDF)
- Special Event Guidebook (PDF)
Special Event Online Resources
- Search for a Special Event Application
- View Approved Special Event Applications
- View Requested Special Events
Special Event Related Resources
- Grand Opening Applications (PDF)
- Film Permits
- Hiring Officers for a Special Event
- Neighborhood Input Form (PDF)
- Mobile Food Vendor/Food Truck Licensing
- Obtain a Liquor Permit for a Special Event
- Seasonal, Sidewalk & Special Vehicle Sales Application (PDF)
- Sign Regulations
- Special Assembly Permits
- Special Event Towing
- Temporary Use of Public Parking Spaces
- Tent Permits and Misc. Fire Permits