Fulton County Liquor Control Commission
Liquor Control Commissioner: Fulton County Board Chairman
How to obtain a Liquor License from Fulton County, IL:
The Fulton County Board Secretary processes the liquor licenses for eligible parties in Fulton County, IL outside of city limits and will then set a meeting with the Liquor Control Commission for review. All Liquor Licenses must be approved by the Fulton County Liquor Control Commissioner and Liquor Control Commission Committee.
If you would like to obtain a Liquor License from Fulton County, IL and would like to purchase a Class A, B, or C Liquor License, please read the synopsis from the Fulton County Liquor Control Ordinance below (for complete Ordinance please visit the link:
ELIGILBILITY: In order to be eligible for the Fulton County, IL Liquor License, the place where you want to sell/serve must be outside the boundaries of a town/village or city in Fulton County, IL and in a legal wet Township of Fulton County. If the area of business you wish to sell/serve alcohol beverages is in a dry Township, your license will be denied. (If you want to sell/serve inside a town/village or city limits, please contact the Mayor or City Clerk of that particular town/village or city.) Please contact the Fulton County Board office at 257 West Lincoln Street, Lewistown, IL 61542 and/or by phone at 309-547-0901 and/or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm.
Once you have contacted the County Board Office and have talked with the Secretary to see what type of Liquor License you would like to acquire; the Class A, B, and C classifications and fees are as follows:
RATES: All Licenses issued as of July 1, 2003 and thereafter, shall be payable in advance. The annual rate for a Class A License shall be ($1,000.00) and shall expire on June 30, of the following year. The annual rate for Class B License shall be ($750.00), and shall expire June 30 of the following year. The rate for a Class C License shall be ($150.00) and shall expire 10 day after issuance. The fee for any Class A or Class B license issued after July 1 of any year shall be prorated. The fee for any partial month of a Class A or Class B License shall be for a full month.
INSURANCE: Each person receiving a license, other than a Class C License shall furnish a bond in favor of Fulton County as aforesaid in the penal sum of ($1,500.00) conditioned that the applicant shall operate his place of business and conduct his business in accordance with and shall observe the laws of the United States and the State of Illinois, and the rules and regulations described in this Resolution, which bond shall have good and sufficient sureties to be approved by the Chairman of the Fulton County Board, or by such persons as may be hereinafter designated by the said Chairman.
FINGERPRINTING: The local liquor control commissioner shall have the right to require fingerprints of any applicant for a local license or for a renewal thereof other than an applicant who is an air carrier operating under a certificate of a foreign air permit issued pursuant to the Federal Aviation Act of 1958. For purposes of attaining fingerprints under this section, the local liquor control commissioner shall collect a fee and forward the fee to the appropriate policing body who shall submit the fingerprints and the fee to the Illinois Department of State Police.
HOURS OF OPERATION: No Licensee shall sell or allow to be sold any alcoholic liquor at any time other than as set out below:
Monday through Thursday: 6:00 A.M. to 1:00 A.M.
Friday and Saturday: 6:00 A.M. to 1:30 A.M.
Sunday: 12:00 noon to 12:00 Midnight
New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day: From 6:00 A.M. New Year’s Eve
to 2:30 A.M. on New Year’s Day
****Question: Please contact the Fulton County Board Office at 309-547-0901, or email email@example.com or by sending a letter of request to: Fulton County Board Office, 257 West Lincoln Street, Lewistown, IL 61542. ****