For Liquor License Applicants

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Law requires that, in connection with the submission of certain types of on premises alcoholic beverage applications to the State Liquor Authority, the new applicant (or the licensee-applicant in the case of a renewal) must provide a 30-day advance notice to the Local Municipality or Community Board that such an application is being submitted. The 30-day advance notice requirement is intended to provide Local Municipalities and Community Boards with an opportunity to make their views known to the State Liquor Authority.

All Liquor Licence applicants must submit a  30-Day Advanced Notice to a
Local Municipality or Community Board form to Community Board Six via Certified Mail.

That form can be found here.

Our mailing address is:
Manhattan Community Board Six
P.O. Box 1672
New York, NY 10159-1672

Once we receive the 30-Day Notice form, the Community Board office will reach out to you with an invitation to present the merits of your application at a meeting of our Business Affairs and Street Activities Committee. Prior to the meeting there are two forms that must be filed with the Board office:

  • The establishment’s Certificate of Occupancy, which can be obtained from the Department of Buildings website
  • The CB6 Business Affairs and Street Activities Committee New Liquor License Questionnaire (click here)

In addition, applicants appearing before the committee should view the Board’s Liquor License Change Agreement (click here) so they may be aware of certain concessions that more than likely will be requested.  The following documents can be retrieved by following the links below:

If the Business Affairs and Street Activities Committee finds no objection to your application, then a resolution of no objection will be voted on by the Full Board at its next meeting.

Because the Community Board’s role is an advisory one, if the Business Affairs and Street Activities Committee  objects to your application you may still apply to the State Liquor Authority. However, the likelihood of them approving an application following a resolution of objection being passed by the Board is low.

Similarly, failure to respond to correspondence from the Board office and to attend the Business Affairs and Street Activities Committee meeting may result in a resolution of objection being drafted with regards to your application.

A few days after the Full Board meeting, all resolutions will be sent to the SLA and to each applicant.