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Part of the Gainesville District, Florida, Sumter County has known an impressive increase in population over the last years, which makes it a great county for businessmen and entrepreneurs who wish to invest and contribute to the economic development of the region. Opening a restaurant or a bar in Sumter County represents an excellent business opportunity and selling alcoholic beverages in your establishment will skyrocket profits. Liquor License FL can help you get your permit for selling alcoholic beverages in Sumter County, fast and easy!

We will guide you every step of the way and offer you all the information you need about how to find and obtain a liquor license in Sumter County, not to mention that we will also help you buy your license, as we have an extensive database of available licenses across the state. We monitor the market very carefully and we will make sure you don’t over pay for your license.


Sumter County allows the sale of alcoholic beverages in different types of establishments and issues several different liquor licenses with different provisions. The table below presents the annual fees for licenses available in Sumter County:

Series Provisions Annual Fee
1APS Beer (Package Sales Only) $140.00
2APS Beer and Wine (Package Sales Only) $196.00
1COP Beer (Package and Consumption) $280.00
2COP Beer and Wine (Package and Consumption) $392.00
3PS Beer, Wine and Spirits (Package Sales Only) $1,365.00
4COP Beer, Wine and Spirits (Package and Consumption) $1,820.00
11C Beer, Wine and Spirits (Consumption Only) $400.00


Temporary Fees

All Transfers $100.00
New 1APS $100.00
New 2APS $100.00
New 1COP $100.00
New 2COP $100.00
New 3PS $341.25
New 4COP $455.00
New 11C $100.00


Special Licenses


SFX licenses in Sumter County are issued in compliance with Florida Statute 561.20(2)(a)4, meaning your establishment must have 2,000 square feet of permanently covered floor space, seating for 150 patrons and derive 51% of its gross revenue from the sale of food and non-alcoholic beverages. As far as Special Hotel Licenses are concerned, these are issued in Sumter County pursuant to Florida Statute 561.20(2)(a)1. This piece of legislation states that only hotels, motels and motor courts that have 80 guestrooms or more and derive 51% of their gross revenue from the rental of rooms can be issued a liquor license.


County Departments contact information:




Gainesville District


240 N. W. 76th Drive, Suite #B

Gainesville, FL 32607

Phone: (352) 333-2515

Fax: (352) 333-2514


Division of Hotels and Restaurants

Park Trammel Building

1313 Tampa Street, Suite 106

Tampa, FL                                                                                          (850) 487-1395


Department of Revenue

1415 South 14th Street, Suite #103

Leesburg, FL                                                                                      (352) 315-4470



Sumter County                                                                                    (352) 793-0270

Ask for Zoning Department


Health Department

P.O. Box 98

415 East Noble Avenue

Bushnell, FL 33513                                                                            (352) 793-2701


If you want to open a liquor selling business in Sumter County and you want to do it quickly and easily, without a lot of headache and having to jump through the hoops of municipality, then we can help you. Our highly experienced and professional agents will take care of all your licensing needs and allow you to dedicate time and effort to more important business plans.

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