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Renew Liquor License

Renew Liquor License

 Application and Approval Process

60 days prior to the license expiration date the City of Davenport will mail a letter that requests the documents listed below.  Submission is required 45 days prior to the expiration of the license.  Please note that it is important the requested information is submitted at least 45 days prior to the expiration as license privileges will be suspended if not renewed by the expiration date.

  1. To submit the renewal application on-line, go to the State of Iowa’s Website The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (Iowa ABD) “Electronic Licensing User 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 (Option 1 for Licensing Specialist).


  2. Please provide the following document to: Davenport City Hall/Revenue Division – 226 W 4th Street, Davenport IA 52801 to begin the approval process.

    1. "Confidential" Addendum with financial documentation. This form requests background information and proof of financial responsibility. It must be submitted to the City each year at the time of the renewal application.

      Additional requirements:

  • Dram shop liability insurance verification (if applicable). The insurance company must verify coverage on your on-line renewal application for processing completion. 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.

  • License or permit and fees.  These fees are not transferred from the bank account identified on the signature page of your on-line application until the City approves your license application.

  1. When  the departmental and City Council approval process is completed, the City will endorse your license application for processing by the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division. 

  2. 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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