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CITY OF KEARNEY
18 East 22nd St.
Kearney, Nebraska 68847
Ph: (308) 233-3215
Liquor License
License Applications
All applications and/or forms can be obtained by contacting:
Nebraska Liquor Control Commission
P.O. Box 95046
Lincoln, NE 68509-5046

Ph: (402) 471-2571
Fx: (402) 471-2814
Nebraska Liquor Control Commission


License Year

The license year, unless otherwise provided in the Nebraska Liquor Control Act, commences on May 1 of each year and ends on the following April 30. The license year for a Class C license commences on November 1 of each year, and ends on the following October 31.

Licenses
The City of Kearney oversees the liquor establishments within the corporate limits. Applications for liquor licenses within the corporate limits are reviewed by the City Council.

On March 22, 2011 the City Council adopted Resolution No. 2011-28 establishing a policy for making recommendations with reference to liquor licenses issued by the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission for liquor retailers in the City of Kearney. Liquor License Policy

Those applications outside the corporate limits are reviewed by the County Board. There are currently 99 liquor licenses within the City of Kearney as follows:

Class of License License Fee Occupation Tax Advertising
Fee
Number of Licenses
Class A (Beer – On Sale Only) $100 $200 $13 2

Class B (Beer – Off Sale Only)

$100 $200 $13 10
Class C (Beer, Wine and Distilled Spirits – On and Off Sale) $300 $600 $13 32
Class CK Catering License (Beer, Wine and Distilled Spirits – On and Off Sale) $300 $600 $13 5
Class D (Packaged Liquor) $200 $400 $13 13
Class DK Catering License (Packaged Liquor) $200 $400 $13 1
Class I (Beer, Wine and Distilled Spirits – On Sale Only) $250 $500 $13 27
Class IK Catering License (Beer, Wine and Distilled Spirits – On Sale Only) $250 $500 $13 6
Class ID (Beer, Wine and Distilled Spirits - On and Off Sale) $450 $900 $13 1
Class I & LK (Beer, Wine and Distilled Spirits – On Sale Only and Craft Brewery) Catering License $500 $1,000 $13 1