Organizations or individuals planning to hold a special event with alcohol sales must submit an Arizona State Liquor License Special Event Application and a City of Cottonwood Special Event Application. The Arizona State Liquor License Special Event Application is administered by the City Clerk's Office and completed by the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses & Control. The City Clerk's Office accepts the application and makes a recommendation to the state. For the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control procedures, please contact (602) 542-5141 or visit www.azliquor.gov. Liquor License Special Event Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk at least 60 days prior to the event to allow ample time for staff to review and schedule for consideration by the City Clerk.
Step 1. Submit the following:
- A signed Liquor License Special Event Application to the City Clerk's Office at email@example.com
- A completed City of Cottonwood Special Event Application through our Special Event Application Submittal Portal located below.
Step 2. Await the City's approval or the Special Event Liquor License (if approved, you will be contacted to pick up your tentatively approved application).
Step 3. Take your tentatively approved Special Event Liquor License Application to the State of Arizona (Arizona Dept. of Liquor), located at 800 West Washington St., 5th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85007.
Step 4. Await approval by the State agency (Arizona Dept. of Liquor). You will be emailed an approved Special Event Liquor License permit if approved. Forward the approved license to firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in your City of Cottonwood Special Event Permit.
Step 6. Await approval by the City of Cottonwood for your Special Event Permit.