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Alcohol Licensing

Instructions For a Local Alcohol Beverage License

  • Application should be filed with the City Auditor's Office along with a $250 investigation fee.
  • If application is for a transfer of license from a current licensee to a new applicant, a letter should be submitted by existing licensee stating they wish to transfer to new applicant.
  • The City Auditor's office will publish Notice of Hearing in The Forum at earliest possible date with hearing to be held at least 10 days after publication.
  • If license is approved, applicant must pay initial fee or transfer fee, whichever applicable, before any license can be issued. Please contact the City Auditor's Office the day following final approval to make arrangements.
  • Contact the Health Department to transfer restaurant/catering and bar/tavern licenses.
  • It is necessary to have a state alcohol beverage license.

More Information

Online Server Training

  • Online Server Training now available at the State of ND Safety Council site. Register for the Responsible Beverage Server Online Training - Basic Server
    Online Server Training

De-escalation Training

The City of Fargo is offering de-escalation training under the Green Dot program. All sessions will be held at Fargo Cass Public Health, 1240 25th Street South, in the Oak Room. Each training session will be from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Thursday, June 1, 2023
  • Wednesday, July 19, 2023
  • Tuesday, August 15, 2023
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2023
  • Thursday, October 26, 2023

All training sessions are free and open to the public, no registration is required.