3.2% Malt Liquor License - On Sale

A "3.2% Malt Liquor - On Sale" license is required of any person or company that engages in the sale of 3.2% malt liquor for consumption on the premises of the licensed establishment where sold.

On-sale licenses are granted only to:

  • Bona fide clubs
  • Drugstores
  • Establishments for the sale of 3.2% malt liquor beverages and soft drinks at retail
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants

Code Requirements

Guidance relating to 3.2% Malt Liquor licenses is contained in the Maplewood City Code, Chapter 6, Article II. All license holders are required to be familiar with the provisions of this Chapter, Minnesota Statute Chapter 340A and federal regulations.

Apply for a License

Applications for business licenses have been transitioned to an online licensing system (Accela) and is available via the Citizen Access portal

The following documents are required to be submitted with this application:

Guide to Using the Citizen Access Portal

Please use the reference guides below to assist you in registering for an account and applying for a license. If you need additional assistance please contact us at 651-249-2003. 

Expiration / Renewal

License term runs January 1 through December 31, annually. Renewal must occur on or before date of expiration.


All license fees can be found on the city's fee schedule