Class "F" Retail Alcohol License

Department of Revenue


For non-profit clubs (members and guests only).  Allows non-profit clubs to sell alcoholic liquor, wine, and beer for on-premises consumption only; no carry-out sales. Sales are restricted to members and guests only, not the general public.

Code Citation Iowa Code sections 123.30 & 123.36

Who Applies Any non-profit organization or association wishing to sell liquor, wine, and beer at retail for on-premises consumption to regular dues-paying members and their guests.

When To Apply Before selling liquor, wine, or beer to members and their guests.

Initial Requirements – Proof of control of the property to be licensed (deed, lease, final sales contract) – Sketch of the premises to be licensed – Dramshop liability insurance coverage for the duration of the license. The dramshop insurance carrier must endorse the coverage. – Local authority approval. A local authority is either the city council or the county board of supervisors, depending on where the premises to be licensed is located.

Duration Variable: 12 months, 8 months, 14 days, or 5 days

Processing Time 45 days

Fee Structure Fee is based on population where the licensed premises is located, amount of club members, whether the club is a veterans organization, and duration of the license. Total license fee ranges from $32.50 to $780.

Renewal Requirements Only the 12-month duration of the license can be renewed. Renewal requirements are the same as initial requirements.

Exam None

Additional Information None

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Contact Information
Alcohol Licensing
1918 SE Hulsizer Drive
Ankeny, IA 50021