The Illinois Licensed Beverage Association (ILBA) continues to fight for our industry.ILLINOIS LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION
For Immediate Release
June 10, 2022
From: Governor JB Pritzker, Cynthia Berg, Chair, Lisa Gardner, Executive Director
COVID-19 Related Action
Guidance on License Renewal Dues
Legislation HB4700 Public Act 102-0699
Governor Pritzker signed the 2023 budget on April 19, 2022 and the budget included ILCC fee waivers/fee relief for licensed Illinois retailers. Public Act 102-0699 reads as follows – The State Commission shall waive license renewal fees for those retailer’s licenses that are designated as “1A” by the State Commission and expire on or after July 1, 2022 and on or before June 30, 2023.
Q: As a 1A licensee, am I still required to submit a renewal?
A: Yes. The renewal procedure itself will not change. All renewal procedures are the same as they have been in the past EXCEPT, that the payment option has been removed and you will see a message informing you that the renewal fee is being waived for the license period.
Q: I am an Illinois Licensee who holds a license that does not start with 1A (example 1B), will this affect my renewal fee?
A: No. Public Act 102-0699 is only for retailers that are classified as 1A license holders. If you don’t have a 1A classified license, the fee waiver will not apply.
Q: As a 1A licensee, will Public Act 102-0699 apply if I am behind on my fees or renewals?
A: No. The fee waiver only applies to State of Illinois license renewals that expire after July 1, 2022 and on or before June 30, 2023. If you are behind on renewals that have an expiration date on or before 06/30/2022 those license fees are still due.
Q: As a 1A licensee, if I want to make my renewal fee payment regardless of Public Act 102-0699, will I be able to do so online?
A: No. The option to make a renewal payment for 1A licensee’s is not available online.
Q: If a license hold (e.g. ILCC Legal Division, Department of Revenue Tax) has been placed on my account, will these holds need to be removed prior to license renewal?