Special Designated License
A Special Designated License for sale or consumption of alcoholic liquor at a designated location within the city limits may be issued by the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission after approval of the local governing body.
All applications for a special designated license, with local governing body approval, and proper fees, must be received by the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission at least ten working days prior to the event. Applications not received at least ten workings days prior to the event will not be processed. The applicant must provide a written showing of estimated size of the crowd and how it intends to assure that alcohol will not be served to minors and intoxicated persons.
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
As a City requirement for applying for a special designated license, the City has development a supplemental form that must accompany the application for a special designated license. Both the liquor licensee and the citizen requesting liquor at an event must sign the supplemental form. If the supplemental form is not attached to the application for a special designated license, the application will not be placed before the City Council for determination.