Searchable Liquor Control Information
Below is a list of publicly available information that you can search on various topics like: what alcoholic beverage products are approved for sale in Ohio, where can you buy high-proof spirituous liquor, who holds an active liquor permit, and how many permits, by class type, are available under the quota within your locality.
Find a Permit Holder or Pending Applicant Information
On our search page you can enter the information you have about a particular permit applicant or holder to find things like the permit number, address where the permit premises is or will be located, whether the permit is issued, pending or some other status, and the classes of permits issued or applied for by the permit applicant/holder. You can also do broader searches like "search for all permits or a particular class of permit in a particular county or city. If you are looking for a particular permit holder/applicant, we suggest starting with a broader search to make sure you get the results you are likely seeking. For instance, permit number is the best search item to use, but if you do not know that maybe the street name or the city is a better place to start. You can also take your results and export them into an excel document for future use.
Please note that a businesses DBA is not always provided to us (or updated by the business). We list permit names by their legal entity name like ABC, Inc or XYZ, LLC as listed by the Ohio Secretary of State. This is why we may not have a result by name for "John/Jane Doe's bar" because that is likely just a DBA, where as the legal entity may be ABC, Inc. and that is how we would have it listed in our search results.
Search who has disclosed an ownership interest in a particular liquor permit
On this page you can enter either the permit number, legal name listed on the permit business (i.e., ABC, Inc, XYZ, LLC) or the name of the disclosed person/business that has an interest in a liquor permit to see your results.
Population Based Quota Information (New permits)
- Quota Based Liquor Permits Available within each Taxing District (City, Village, Township) broken down by County. This list also includes information regarding any known wet/dry status per permit class for that particular taxing district (see report and how to read the reports for more information).
List of Permit Applicants that are on the quota waiting list within a taxing district broken down by county.
Permit Applicants on a Quota Waiting List broken down by County
Search for Liquor Permit Applications that we entered into our systems for processing within the past week (This list updates weekly and ONLY contains information for a particular week, it is NOT cumulative)
If you sent us a liquor permit (Class A, B, C, D, H, S, W) application at least 10 days ago and it does not appear in either these lists below or the complete list of applications on file with us tab below (or in the find a permit applicant search tab above), please email us at email@example.com. It may be that your application was never received or that it was incomplete and is or was getting returned back to you. To avoid having your application returned, please make sure to follow the instructions listed and answer each question as applicable.
Search the list of Liquor Permit Applications currently on file with us
If you sent us a liquor permit (Class A, B, C, D, H, S, W) application at least 10 days ago and it does not appear in either these lists below or the weekly list of applications received tab above (or in the find a permit applicant search tab above), please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. It may be that your application was never received or that it was incomplete and is or was getting returned back to you. To avoid having your application returned, please make sure to follow the instructions listed and answer each question as applicable.
- New Permit, including those classes that are “Dry”. (sorted alphabetical within each county)
- Transfers, including ownership, ownership and location, location only, stocks/memberships, and trexed permits.
Look-up a Permit Holder's Liquor History/Violation Record
You can search by things like permit number or name to find a particular permit holder's violation history. Things that you may see in the search results are things like underage sales, tax related issues, or other liquor law offenses. The information also displays any procedural history related to those particular offenses like what happened before the Liquor Control Commission (did the permit holder have to pay a fine, etc).
Review a List of Issued Permits that are currently in Safekeeping with the Division
Search our safekeeping list. You can enter things like permit number, name, county, city in the search criteria.
Permit Holders that have not yet filed their renewal application with us for the current renewal cycle
List of Permit Holders that still need to Renew their Permit for February 2023-2024
Search for Information about a Temporary (a.k.a., special event) Liquor Permit
You can search information about the various temporary permits that we have issued to the particular qualifying non-profit applicant, including what permit was issued and when the event will take place.
Search Beer & Wine Information
- Beer & Wine Distributors, including the Brand Names that they distribute, and their Distribution Territories (Excel Download)
- Beer & Wine Products Approved for Sale in Ohio
- Registered Solicitors, including their Registration Number, Status, and Expiration Date
- Registered Beer (f.k.a. S1) Suppliers ONLY (Text File Download)
Find a Liquor OHLQ Agency Store Location
Our OHLQ webpage is another great resource to search all things, including locations, Ohio Liquor.