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City Hall

67 N. Main Street

Madisonville, KY 42431

T: (270) 824-2100

8:00 AM- 4:00 PM

The City of Madisonville is a governmental body that works to create a government "of the people, by the people and for the people" for our community. We aim to center our service on our people, our integrity as an organization, exceeding typical performance standards, outstanding customer service and unwavering commitment to continually do the best job possible for The Best Town on Earth.

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Alcohol Beverage Control

The ABC office is responsible for monitoring the sale of alcoholic beverages in the City of Madisonville. If you need to apply for a liquor license, please contact the ABC Administrator at City Hall.  You are required to complete applications for the local and state licenses.  Please visit the state website at www.abc.ky.gov to download the required application.

For more information, contact Ron Hunt at (270) 824-2125 from 9:00 am to 3:00pm Tuesday through Thursday.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use the seller's license until I get my own?

No. KRS 243.530 prohibits the transfer of license from one seller to another. 

Does my application have to be complete before it's turned in?

Yes. Please see KRS 243.370 and KRS 243.390 for more information.

 

How long does it take to get a license?

Approximately 30-50 days if everything runs smoothly. Further information can be found at KRS 243.360.

 

How much does a license cost?

Cost varies depending on the type of license. 

 

What type of license do I need?

This depends on the type of business that you intend to operate. KRS 243.030 and KRS 243.040

 

Do I need to furnish my own background check?

Effective January 19, 2019, no criminal history check is required to obtain an ABC license. However, on the state issued forms, there are questions that require truthful answers in regards to your background. Once these questions are answered, you must sign an affidavit to ensure the complete honesty behind your answers.

 

Do I need to furnish my lease?

Yes, unless the exact entity to hold the ABC license is the owner of the real estate where the business is located.

 

What are the requirements for obtaining a license?

*You must be at least 21 years of age to apply.
*You must be a Kentucky resident for the past year, unless you apply as a corporation, LLC or Ltd. Partnership
*You must be a citizen of the United States unless you apply as a corporation, LLC, or Ltd. Partnership
*Individuals, partners, officers, directors or managers may not apply if, within the past five years, they have been convicted of any felony or within the past two years have been convicted of any alcohol or controlled substance misdemeanor. KRS 243.100

 

ABC Administrator
Ron Hunt
Phone: (270) 824-2125
Fax: (270) 821-0954
Email: rhunt@madisonvillegov.com