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Liquor Licenses and Permits

Are you having an event?  Catering or Malt Beverage Permits Required

  • Catering Permits issued to Retail Liquor Dealers Only.  Catering Permits - hard liquor or wine.  Letter stating where, when & why.  If an Open Container form is needed please see below for form.
  • Malt Beverage Permit is for beer only.  Anyone can apply for a malt beverage permit.  Forms are available online and on some occasions an ‘Open Container” permit would be necessary that would be in conjunction to your Malt Beverage Permit.

https://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=16253  5.08.090 Malt & Catering Permit Definition.

  1. Form for Malt Beverage Permit
  2. Form for Open Container
  3. Form for Catering Permit (Retail Liquor License holders only)

Do you want to have a Liquor Business inside the City Limits of Casper?  Please follow the directions below:

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 receive 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) 235-8400.

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
 

Check for availability of licenses.

Any other packets are available by calling 307-235-8400.
 

Bar & Grill License Packet:

Please Download and complete all of the following documents:

 

Restaurant License Packet

Please Download and complete all of the following documents:
 

Owner/Location Transfer Packet - New applications

Please Download and complete all of the following documents:
 
Liquor Licenses are regulated under the City of Casper Municipal Code, chapter 5.08.020.
 
The following charts contain simplified explanations 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 Licenses

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 restaurant. 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 Quantity 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), $3,000 for renewals 8. 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 36. This number is based on population as determined by state statute. 34 available.
Satellite Winery $500 3 Satellites per Winery
Resort $1,500 No statutory limit. No limit. Available for all businesses that meet criteria of license within ordinance.

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