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Renew Liquor License

The City of Davenport will email a letter 60 days prior to the license expiration date that requests the documents listed below. Submission is required 45 days prior to the expiration of the license.  Please note that license privileges may become suspended if the requested information is not submitted at least 45 days prior to the expiration date.

APPLICATION AND APPROVAL PROCESS - Please follow these steps in the order listed:

1. To submit your license application online, go to the State of Iowa’s website The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division Electronic Licensing and Permitting System (Iowa ABD eLAPS) “Applicant Quick Reference Guide” is available on the website. Be sure to follow the instructions for submitting a RENEWAL application. Contact Iowa ABD with questions at (866) 469-2223 (Select option 1 to speak with a Licensing Specialist).

2. Please provide the following document to [email protected] to begin the approval process.
Confidential Addendum 
This form requests background information and must be submitted annually with the renewal application. 

3. The application information will be routed to the Fire and Police Departments for review. When all department recommendations have been received by the Revenue Division, your application will be placed on the Committee of the Whole agenda for City Council approval before processing by the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division.  
***Note: Council agenda is set two weeks prior to each meeting and meetings are held twice per month.

4. The following item is not required at the same time you submit your license application. However, it is required before your license can be processed by the State.
Dram shop liability insurance verification – if applicable
The insurance company must verify coverage for your online renewal application. The effective dates must run concurrently with the effective dates of the license. It is not necessary to provide a copy of the dram certificate to the City.

5. Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division will email your new license to the email address provided on your online application. Please verify this is accurate and contact a licensing specialist at Iowa ABD to update email address information. Please print and post the license at the licensed premise.

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