Alcohol Beverage Control

Commonwealth of Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

Anyone wishing to sell alcohol within the City of St. Matthews is required to obtain an Alcohol Beverage license from the Kentucky Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control and the City of St. Matthews. These are two separate licenses. The type and fee of the permit varies with the need of each particular applicant. (i.e., package sales, by the drink, beer, wine, etc.). All licenses expire October 31 of each year and must be renewed annually.

To obtain the City of St. Matthews Alcohol Beverage License contact the Administrator at (502) 899-2512. 

1. Submit to the city a COPY of the City of St. Matthews application in it’s entirely, including all attached documents.

2. All license fees must be paid by Cashier Check, Certified Check, or Money Order made payable to: City of St. Matthews.

All applicants/businesses must be current on all City of St. Matthews taxes and fees, i.e. Business License tax, Occupation tax, property tax, and sign fees before an Alcohol Beverage license can be issued.