2022 New York Laws
ABC - Alcoholic Beverage Control
Article 8 - General Provisions
110-B - Notification to Municipalities.

§  110-b.  Notification to municipalities. 1. Not less than thirty nor
more than two  hundred  and  seventy  days  before  filing  any  of  the
following  applications,  an  applicant shall notify the municipality in
which the premises is located of such applicant's intent to file such an
application:

(a) for a license issued pursuant to section fifty-five, fifty-five-a, sixty-four, sixty-four-a, sixty-four-b, sixty-four-c, sixty-four-d, eighty-one or eighty-one-a of this chapter;

(b) for a renewal under section one hundred nine of this chapter of a license issued pursuant to section fifty-five, fifty-five-a, sixty-four, sixty-four-a, sixty-four-c, sixty-four-d, eighty-one or eighty-one-a of this chapter if the premises is located within the city of New York;

(c) for approval of an alteration under section ninety-nine-d of this chapter if the premises is located within the city of New York and licensed pursuant to section fifty-five, fifty-five-a, sixty-four, sixty-four-a, sixty-four-c, sixty-four-d, eighty-one or eighty-one-a of this chapter;

(d) for approval of a substantial corporate change under section ninety-nine-d of this chapter if the premises is located within the city of New York and licensed pursuant to section fifty-five, fifty-five-a, sixty-four, sixty-four-a, sixty-four-c, sixty-four-d, eighty-one or eighty-one-a of this chapter; or

(e) for a temporary retail permit issued under paragraph (b) of subdivision one of section ninety-seven-a of this chapter where the establishment is to be licensed pursuant to section fifty-five, fifty-five-a, sixty-four, sixty-four-a, sixty-four-b, sixty-four-c, sixty-four-d, eighty-one or eighty-one-a of this chapter located in a city with a population of one million or more people. If an applicant subject to this paragraph shall, after filing an application for a retail license and providing proper notice for such application pursuant to paragraph (a) of this subdivision, subsequently file an application for a temporary retail permit pursuant to section ninety-seven-a of this chapter at the same premises, such applicant must file additional notice pursuant to this paragraph; provided, however, such notice will be effective at the later of its proper service under this section or thirty days from the date proper notice was served under paragraph (a) of this subdivision for the license at the same premises. 2. Such notification shall be made to the clerk of the village, town or city, as the case may be, wherein the premises is located. For purposes of this section:

(a) notification need only be given to the clerk of a village when the premises is located within the boundaries of the village; and

(b) in the city of New York, the community board established pursuant to section twenty-eight hundred of the New York city charter with jurisdiction over the area in which the premises is located shall be considered the appropriate public body to which notification shall be given. 3. For purposes of this section, "substantial corporate change" shall mean:

(a) for a corporation, a change of eighty percent or more of the officers and/or directors, or a transfer of eighty percent or more of stock of such corporation, or an existing stockholder obtaining eighty percent or more of the stock of such corporation; and

(b) for a limited liability company, a change of eighty percent or more of the managing members of the company, or a transfer of eighty percent or more of ownership interest in said company, or an existing member obtaining a cumulative of eighty percent or more of the ownership interest in said company. 4. Such notification shall be made in such form as shall be prescribed by the rules of the liquor authority. 5. A municipality may express an opinion for or against the granting of such application. Any such opinion shall be deemed part of the record upon which the liquor authority makes its determination to grant or deny the application. 6. Such notification shall be made by: certified mail, return receipt requested; overnight delivery service with proof of mailing; or personal service upon the offices of the clerk or community board. 6-a. Such notification may be made by email, provided the municipality or community board in which the premises is located elects to take service in such form. Such an election shall be in a writing signed by the authorized agent or clerk of the municipality or community board. Proof of email service shall be provided to the authority in the form of an email from the municipality or community board that reasonably identifies the applicant, or by other such forms of proof as determined by the authority. 7. The liquor authority shall require such notification to be on a standardized form that can be obtained on the internet or from the liquor authority and such notification to include:

(a) the trade name or "doing business as" name, if any, of the establishment;

(b) the full name of the applicant;

(c) the street address of the establishment, including the floor location or room number, if applicable;

(d) the mailing address of the establishment, if different than the street address;

(e) the name, address and telephone number of the attorney or representative of the applicant, if any;

(f) a statement indicating whether the application is for:

(i) a new establishment;

(ii) a transfer of an existing licensed business;

(iii) a renewal of an existing license; or

(iv) an alteration of an existing licensed premises;

(g) if the establishment is a transfer or previously licensed premises, the name of the old establishment and such establishment's license serial number;

(h) in the case of a renewal or alteration application, the license serial number of the applicant; and

(i) the type of license.

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