State Liquor Authority Licensing

Liquor Licenses

Brooklyn Community Board 18 reviews new licenses for on-premises consumption. It also reviews applications to alter, or in some cases renew, existing on-premises licenses.

Community Board 30-day Notice

The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) requires that, in connection with the submission of on-premises alcoholic beverage applications to the SLA, the applicant must provide 30-day advance notice that such an application is being submitted to the community board. View the 30-day notice

Committee Review Protocol

The community board's review procedure begins after it receives a 30-day notification form. Please note the SLA requires the 30-day notice be sent by certified mail return receipt requested, overnight mail with tracking number or personal delivery with proof of receipt.

Once the application is received the applicant and/or Attorney will receive an email notifying them of when the Board will be voting on their application. The establishment will then be placed on the agenda of the next general Community Board meeting which is held every third Wednesday of the month.

Liquor License Applicants

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, SLA has ruled that an email is an acceptable way to submit 30-day advance notice to Community Board 18.
For your records, Applicants will receive an email response by close of business on the date of receipt.

Learn more about Alcohol Beverage on Premises Licenses

Download, Fill out, and return the 30-day notice to the Community Board provided here via email.

Email the completed form and/or questions to the Community Board at for review, and wait for your email receipt.