Distributor License

Introduction

Beer Distributor License:

Allows the licensee to make the wholesale purchase, importation and storage of beer, cereal malt beverage and flavored malt beverage and the sale to licensees as authorized by K.S.A. 41-307.

Spirits Distributor License:

Allows the licensee to make the wholesale purchase, importation and storage of spirits and the sale to licensees as authorized by K.S.A. 41-306.

Wine Distributor License:

Allows the licensee to make the wholesale purchase, importation and storage of wine and the sale to licensees as authorized by K.S.A. 41-306a.

See the ABC Publication "Handbook for Distributors" for additional information.

Change in Kansas Liquor Laws:

Due to changes in the 2012 legislative session, employee registration and salesperson permits are no longer required effective July 1, 2012.

Overview of Application Process

When you apply for a new retailer license or renew your existing license, it will be for a two year license term and it must be renewed biannually. You will have the option to either:

  • pay the license fee and the registration fee in full or
  • pay half of the license fee plus the registration fee with your application and pay the remaining half of the license fee plus a 10 percent surcharge within one year from the date your license was issued. Note: If you do not pay your remaining license fee and the 10 percent surcharge when it is due, your license will automatically be cancelled.

Notice to All Distributors:

Due to current industry practices involving the transfer of short-dated product, the memorandum on that subject issued by Director Robert Engler in 1992 has been rescinded by the Alcoholic Beverage Control, effective Aug. 31, 2010.

Applying for a New Distributor's License

Renewing Your Distributor's License

Conventional Filing

Electronic Filing and Payment

Other Forms

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If you have questions or need assistance, visit our Contact Us page to locate your assigned Licensing Representative.

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