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Liquor Licenses

Liquor Licenses

Welcome to the Liquor License Applications Page!

Liquor License applications may be obtained through the City of Casper Finance Department and will undergo a thorough review process before being presented to the Casper City Council for approval.  Please write, call, or come to the Finance office on the first floor of City Hall to recieve the proper paperwork necessary for each type of Liquor License Application, or download the forms using the links on this page.

Complete Liquor License applications should be mailed to: City of Casper, Liquor License Applications, 200 N. David St, Casper, WY, 82601. If you have any questions related to liquor licenses, please contact Administrative Services by calling (307) 235-8215.

 

The Administrative Services Department currently has the following packets available:

  • Bar & Grill License Packet
  • Restaurant License Packet
  • Owner/Location Transfer Packet
  • Limited License Information
  • Catering/Malt Beverage Permit Information

 Any other packets are available by calling 307-235-8215.

Bar & Grill License Packet-Please Download and complete all of the following documents:

  1. Bar and Grill Cover Letter
  2. Bar and Grill Checklist
  3. Bar and Grill Supplementary Information
  4. Wyoming State Form for New Licenses and Transfers 
  5. Business Structure and Ownership Affidavit
  6. Balance Sheet Form for Applicants

Restaurant License Packet- Please Download and complete all of the following documents:

  1. Restaurant Cover Letter
  2. Restaurant Checklist
  3. Wyoming State Form for New Licenses and Transfers 
  4. Business Structure and Ownership Affidavit
  5. Balance Sheet Form for Applicants

Owner/Location Transfer Packet- Please Download and complete all of the following documents:

  1. Owner/Location Transfer Cover Letter
  2. Owner/Location Transfer Checklist
  3. Wyoming State Form for New Licenses and Transfers 
  4. Business Structure and Ownership Affidavit
  5. Balance Sheet Form for Applicants

Liquor Licenses are regulated under the City of Casper Municipal Code, chapter 5.08.020.

The following charts contain simplified explantations and comparisons of the different liquor license types. The charts are for informational purposes only and should not be used as the sole basis for liquor license decisions or as a substitute for sound professional legal advice. If you have a question about liquor licenses, please contact the Administrative Services Department at (307)235-8215.

 

Characteristics of License

Type of Liquor License

Sales for off-premises consumption 

Can be held jointly with other permit types

Walk-up bar allowed?

Retail

Yes. 

Yes.

Yes.

Bar and Grill

No except one opened bottle of wine with purchase of full meal. 

Yes. . 

Yes.  

Restaurant 

No except one opened bottle of wine with purchase of full meal. 

Yes. . 

No. 

Microbrewery

Yes. Can sell not to exceed 2,000 ounces of malt beverage . Must be sold in sealed container

Yes.  

Yes. May only serve malt beverages.  

 Winery

 

Yes. Can sell not to exceed 2,028 ounces of wine.  Must be sold in sealed container

 Yes.

 Yes. May serve only wine.

 Resort

 No.

 Yes.

 Yes.

 

 

 

Food service requirements

Type of Liquor License

May continue alcohol sales after full food sales end

Gross annual sales report broken down by food and alcohol required

what is excluded from gross sales report

% of sales that must come from food

Retail

n/a

No

n/a

0%

Bar and Grill

Yes, however, limited food service must continue while alcohol is sold

Primary source of revenue must be food. Yes

No sales excluded unless combined with other permit types

60%

Restaurant 

No

Primary source of revenue must be food. Yes

No sales excluded unless combined with other permit types

60%

Microbrewery

Yes.

No.

Only malt beverages sold after close of full service restaurant

0%

 Winery

 Yes.

 No.

Only wine sold after close of full service restuarant.

 0%

 Resort

 n/a

 No.

 n/a

 0%

 

 

 

Administrative Considerations

Type of Liquor License

Criteria for assigning license

Transferable

Retail

Marketplace transfers of ownership

Fully transferable within city.

Bar and Grill

1) Location is in a) a Redevelopment area, b) an Officially designated urban renewal area, or  c) an area identified as being underserved by food and beverage services. 2) The Council will also consider whether business will contribute to economic development goals of the City. 3) Whether applicant will be investing in new structure or substantially updating existing building. 4) Number of new jobs created.

Non-transferable. All transfers of ownership must be approved by the city council in the same process used to issue the license..

Restaurant 

Business must derive a majority of its revenue from the sale of food (at least 60%)

Non-transferable between locations. Transferable between changes of ownership at same location.

Microbrewery and Winery

Microbrewery must brew a certain quantity of malt beverage as defined by Wyoming Statute Section 12-1-101(a)(ixx). The microbrewery must brew at least 100 barrels and no more than 15,000 barrels per year. 

Non-transferable between locations. Transferable between changes of ownership at same location.

 Winery

 A winery is defined as an enterprise that manufactures wine at a single location not to exceed ten thousand gallons of wine per year.

 

Non-transferable between locations. Transferable between changes of ownership at same location.

 Resort

 Resort must have at least 100 rooms and a total property value of $1 million

 

Non-transferable between locations. Transferable between changes of ownership at same location.

 

 

 

Cost and quantitiy within city

Type of Liquor License

Cost

# within city (as determined by population and state statute)

# currently available for assignment by City Council

Retail

$1,500

36. This number is based on population as determined by state statute.

None. Determined by marketplace through transfers of ownership. 36 owned in marketplace

Bar and Grill

$10,500 for the first year (prorated), $7,500 for second year, $5,000 each year thereafter

7. This number is based on population as determined by state statute.

None available.

Restaurant 

$1,500

No statutory limit

No limit. Available for all businesses that meet criteria of license within ordinance

Microbrewery and Winery

$500

No statutory limit

No limit. Available for all businesses that meet criteria of license within ordinance

 Winery

 $500

 No statutory limit

 

No limit. Available for all businesses that meet criteria of license within ordinance.

 Resort

 $1,500

 No statutory limit.

 

No limit. Available for all businesses that meet criteria of license within ordinance.