Liquor Licenses

Application Process

To apply for a liquor license, you must first contact the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission.

Complete the appropriate application form and return it to:

Nebraska Liquor Control Commission
Licensing Division
P.O. Box 95046
Lincoln, NE 68509-5046

Phone 402-471-2571
Fax 402-471-2814

Establishments Outside of Incorporated City / Village Limits

If your establishment resides in Lancaster County, Nebraska, but outside of the incorporated limits of any city or village, your application will be forwarded to the Lancaster County Clerk for processing at the local level. A public hearing will be scheduled before the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners. You will be notified in writing of this date and you are encouraged to attend the hearing to discuss your application.

Application Approval

If the Board approves the application, a license will be issued once all State requirements (i.e, inspections, etc.) are met and all fees are paid.

County Fees

County fees can be paid by debit/credit card at the time of application through the Liquor Control Commission or by debit/credit card or check at the time the license is issued by the County Clerk. To inquire about County fees, please contact 402-441-7484.


Liquor licenses must be renewed annually. Please contact the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission at 402-471-2571 to begin the renewal process. You may also complete the renewal process online.

Additions / Deletions / Changes

Please contact the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission at 402-471-2571 if you have questions regarding such things as a(n):

  • Addition/deletion to licensed premise
  • Change of corporate officers
  • Change of manager or location
  • Stockholders or LLC members
  • Etc.

Special Designated Licenses (SDLs)

Resolutions & Ordinances

Liquor License Holders

See the current list of liquor license holders (PDF) in Lancaster County, Nebraska.

Responsible Hospitality Council (RHC)

Responsible Hospitality Council (RHC) is composed of individuals from diverse perspectives committed to the responsible sale and service of alcohol. The RHC promotes the sale, use, consumption, and service of alcoholic beverages and provides a vehicle for discussing common concerns and identifying creative solutions for problems that occur with the irresponsible alcohol service in our community and county.


If you have questions regarding the liquor license application process at the local level, please call the County Clerk's Office at 402-441-7484 or send an email to the Clerk's Office.

Other questions should be addressed to the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission at 402-471-2571.