Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5272 waives certain annual liquor endorsement renewal fees for April 2021 through March 2022.
- Eligible licenses
- Beer/wine restaurant.
- Beer/wine theater.
- Distillers, distill/rectify, fruit/wine distillery, craft distillery.
- Distillery/craft distillery tasting room.
- Domestic breweries.
- Domestic wineries.
- Nonprofit arts.
- Public house.
- Senior center.
- Snack bar.
- Spirits/beer/wine nightclub.
- Spirits/beer/wine restaurant.
- Spirits/beer/wine theater.
- Sports entertainment facility.
- Obtaining a waiver
Obtaining a waiver
We will automatically waive certain liquor license renewal fees when you apply for renewal of a qualifying liquor endorsement. The waiver does not apply to cannabis license fees.
- Waiver eligibility
Most businesses are eligible. However, you are not eligible for the waiver if either of the following apply to you:
- You received an order of immediate restraint or a citation from the Department of Labor and Industries for allowing an employee to perform work when your type of business activity was prohibited as a violation of an emergency proclamation of the Governor under RCW 43.06.220.
- Your license was suspended by the Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) for health and safety violations of state COVID-19 guidelines.
- All other fees still due
All other fees still due
To keep the license active, you must submit a license renewal. Other endorsement and renewal processing fees must be paid.
If you paid a renewal fee for one of the endorsements listed above and believe you qualified for a waiver, you may be eligible for a refund from the LCB. For more information, see LCB’s bulletin or contact them at 360-664-1600.