Liquor (Retailer, On-Sale outside City Limits) Fact Sheet


Examples of Retail On-Sale Liquor Licenses

  • Bars
  • Restaurants selling alcoholic beverages

Who Needs a License?

Anyone selling beer, wine and spirits for customers to consume on the licensed premises.


The department encourages applicants to review the laws that apply to this license.


The cost varies depending on where your business is located within the county. See SDCL 35-4-2(6). A Federal Alcohol Stamp is also required.

How to Apply?

Contact your county auditor for availability of licenses, the cost and what the local process is for obtaining a license.

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