Gov. Whitmer extends Michigan's liquor license renewals from April 30 to July 30

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Posted at 2:32 PM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 14:32:18-05

(WXYZ) — Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a three-month extension for liquor licensees to renew their 2021 licenses.

The annual license renewal expiration date will be extended from April 30 to July 30 to assist licensees who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our bar and restaurant owners have made incredible sacrifices during this pandemic and they should not have the additional stress about renewing their liquor license by April 30 this year,” Whitmer said in a press release. “We want to ease the burden by extending the customary deadline so they can focus on getting back to business. My administration has also secured crucial support for these businesses through a bipartisan supplemental budget that I signed to provide greater financial relief for small business owners in our hospitality industry.”

Licensees are "strongly encouraged" to renew their license online to ensure timely processing of their renewal application and avoid any potential delays with mailing their renewed license. Licensees do not have to wait to renew their license. Licensees may renew their licenses when it originally expires or at any time before the extended due date of July 30.

Licensees are encouraged to visit the Michigan Liquor Control Commission website often for updated information at . The MLCC Licensing Division appreciates licensees’ timely renewal and is working to ensure that this year’s renewal goes smoothly.

Failure to renew and receive an updated license may result in violations and/or automatic termination of the license.

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