New Year’s Eve is fast approaching and since it can be one of the most profitable nights of the year for nightclubs, bars, and restaurants alike, wouldn’t you like to stay open and serve alcohol all night long? Licensees may do so by applying for an All Night Permit (aka New Year’s Eve Permit) from the State Liquor Authority, which allows them to extend their closing hours until as 4:00 am or 8:00 a.m. in New York City (unless your municipality has adopted an earlier closing time). The sooner you apply, the better.
The granting of this permit is at the sole discretion of the State Liquor Authority, and the timely filing of the application is one of the factors it will consider when reviewing the application. The Authority will also consider the licensee’s disciplinary history, if any, which would also include any pending charges and investigations, and whether, given the size and type of holiday event, the licensee has adequate facilities and security plans in place.
The applications must be submitted no later than November 15, 2017, and no late applications will be considered.
However, before you can submit your application to the State Liquor Authority you must send notice of your intent to apply for the All Night Permit to your local police department, and provide proof of such notice with your application in the form of a stamped copy or a certified return receipt and a copy of the letter that was sent. Therefore, we recommend starting the process as soon as possible.
Contact us today to get your application for your All Night Permit started immediately.