Temporary ABC License

Step 1 Submit a copy of your State ABC Temporary License Application and all attachments with your application to the Department of Codes & Regulations.  State Temporary ABC Application
Step 2 Attach your license fee by certified check, cashiers check or money order made payable to : Louisville Metro
Step 3

Submit your application to the Department of Codes & Regulations License & Permits Division well in advance of your special event date to insure ample time for processing, preferably three (3) weeks prior to the event date.

Louisville Metro Department of Codes and Regulations

Licenses & Permits Division
444 S. 5th Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202

Phone: 502.574.3591
FAX: 502.574.5245

Fee Schedule for Temporary ABC Licenses


License Description Metro Fee
Temporary Liquor Drink, Beer & Wine License 266.66
Temporary Malt Beverage 25.00
Temporary Wine Drink 50.00
Temporary Liquor Auction 100.00



Reminder: Please call our office as early as possible before your event dates(s). You may need additional information for obtaining other Louisville Metro Permits such as:

  • Tent Permits
  • Master Vender Permits
  • Event Vendor Permits
  • Street Closing Permits
  • Building/Mechanical Inspections

State Temporary ABC Application