Alcoholic Beverage Licenses

Any business operating within the city limits of Maysville, which sells alcoholic beverages, must obtain an Alcoholic Beverage License from the Commonwealth of Kentucky as well as from the City of Maysville.

The licensing steps are:

Step 1:   Download the basic alcoholic beverage license application from the Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control website here.

Step 2:   Review the application, complete as much as you can, and gather the supporting documents you need, including City of Maysville alcoholic beverage license application.

Step 3:   Submit the state and city applications, supporting documents (lease/deed, state business certificate, newspaper advertisement, etc.), and city fee payment to the City Clerk at 216 Bridge St. for review and processing.

Step 4:   After review by the City Clerk and approval from the Alcoholic Beverage Administrator, you will be contacted to pick up your state application and City of Maysville license or it will be mailed to you, if requested.

Step 5:   Submit your Kentucky ABC application online here.

For more information, contact City Clerk Lisa Dunbar at 606-564-2718 or

For businesses with existing City of Maysville alcoholic beverage licenses, renewal notices are sent out a month prior to current year expiration. In order to renew a license, business owners must submit the signed renewal form and fee payment.

City Ordinance 13-31 set categories and fees for alcoholic beverage licenses, which are reflected in the  alcoholic beverage application.

Please note that these guidelines only apply to businesses within the Maysville city limits. Those outside the city but within Mason County should contact the Judge-Executive’s office at 606-564-6706.

Mayor David Cartmell is the ABC Administrator for the city. To contact the mayor, call 606-564-9419 or 606-584-5371.