Midland City Hall - 333 W. Ellsworth St. Midland, MI 48640 Phone: 989-837-3300
The City Manager is responsible for preparing an
annual review of each liquor licensee in the City of Midland.
This applies only to alcoholic beverage licenses for consumption on
the premises. This includes Class C, Hotel B, Tavern, Resort
and Class D (private club) licenses.
All liquor licenses are issued by the Michigan Liquor Control
Commission (LCC) based upon a quota of one license per every 1,500 in
population. There are currently (27) Class C, (2) Hotel B, (2)
Resort, and (5) Class D licenses issued in the City of
Midland. The resort licenses and the Class D licenses are not
subject to the quota system. The current quota for the balance
of licenses in the City of Midland, based upon the 2000 Census, is
(28) licenses. At the present time, two of the Class C
licenses are in escrow.
Prior to issuance by the LCC, the City Council is required to make a
recommendation to the LCC on each liquor license application filed
with the LCC. In addition to the LCC application, each
applicant must complete a City application and pay an application
fee of $250.00 for the transfer of ownership, transfer of location,
or transfer of ownership and location of a liquor license.
For questions concerning the City's liquor license ordinance
(Article VII of Chapter 15 of the Code of Ordinances) please contact
the City Manager's Office at 989-837-3302.