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Though it may be tempting for business owners of retail liquor licenses throughout New Jersey to purchase the alcohol they sell at their own establishments from any number of sources, New Jersey ABC regulations largely prohibit business owners from doing so. According to New Jersey Administrative Code 13:2-23.12(a), a retail licensee shall purchase alcoholic beverages only from a manufacturer or wholesaler. Otherwise a special permit must first be obtained. Generally the sale of alcoholic beverages from one retail to another is prohibited by N.J.A.C 13:2-23.12(b), unless there is a passage of title from transferor to transferee, in which case once…

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Interests In New Jersey Liquor Licenses Must Be Disclosed

New Jersey law requires that every individual who has an interest in an alcoholic beverage license be disclosed, unless the interest is less than one percent of the stock of the corporation. See N.J.S.A. 33:1-25. In order to make these disclosures, the license holders must disclose the individuals by completing page 10A of the retail license application, wherein they give the name, address, date of birth, social security number and the driver’s license state and number of every individual with more than a one percent interest in the license. Additionally, included in the application must be the nature of the…

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If you are the owner of a retail liquor license in the State of New Jersey it is extremely important that you read the Alcoholic Beverage Control Handbook for Retail Licensees. The ABC handbook can be found on the State of New Jersey, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s website. The ABC handbook is also available in Spanish. The ABC handbook provides important information and a concise summary of the rules and regulations for a retail licensee in easy to understand terms. The ABC handbook is organized in alphabetical order by subject. Some of the topics addressed in the ABC handbook…

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