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Ducey order allows Arizona bars, restaurants to delay liquor licensing fees

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Posted at 8:01 AM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 11:01:50-04

Arizona restaurants and bars will have an extension granted for liquor licensing payments that were due on April 1 due to the effects on their businesses from the spread of the coronavirus.

Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday that the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control will defer the payment of all liquor licensing fees by 90 days.

Typically, any establishment that missed a liquor licensing payment period could be ordered to stop selling liquor or could potentially face losing its license, and would face penalties and late fees for payments that were past due.

“This action is part of a larger relief effort that includes working with our legislative and federal partners to provide flexibility and make loans and assistance available to help with needs like payroll and rent," Ducey said in a statement.

Read more from the Phoenix Business Journal.