Alcohol Permits & Licenses


All alcoholic beverage licenses, with the exception of special event permits, require approval of the Board of City Commissioners after review by the Administration Department and Bismarck Police Department. View Title 5, which covers alcoholic beverages and includes information on liquor license fees.

  • ND Century Code 5-02-05.5. Dispensing prohibited on certain days - Penalty. A person may not dispense or permit the consumption of alcoholic beverages on a licensed premises between two AM and eight AM on Christmas Day or after six pm on Christmas Eve. In addition, a person may not provide off sale after two am on Thanksgiving Day or between two am and eight am on Sundays. A person that violates this section is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

Application Submissions

New/Renewal Alcohol Beverage License

Special Events

Electronic Payments

License Holders

For additional information, please contact the City of Bismarck Administration office: