Alaska CHARR has partnered with the Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office ( AMCO ) to provide a series of live webinar training for alcohol licensees . The first session was Friday , October 23 , featuring AMCO ’ s Records & Licensing Supervisor , Carrie Craig . Carrie provided a presentation and answered questions about the new form for this year ’ s liquor license renewals which were mailed out to all renewing licensees earlier this month .
• Renewal applications must be postmarked or emailed no later than December 31 , 2020 to avoid the additional $ 500 late fee . If you have questions , email alcohol . licensing @ alaska . gov for assistance .
• The renewal forms are available on AMCO ’ s website at www . commerce . alaska . gov / web / amco under the Alcohol License Application tab . Many licensees will need to fill out both the General Renewal Application , as well as a supplemental form or statement for your specific license type . You can fill out most fields online before printing , signing ( they must be notarized ), and mailing or scanning / emailing them to AMCO .
• You should directly reference your current liquor license or your previous renewal application to ensure that all fields are completed correctly .
“ STAY TUNED FOR MORE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FROM ALASKA CHARR AND AMCO !
• If you have questions , email alcohol . licensing @ alaska . gov for assistance .
• If you are unable to meet the 240-hour minimum operating requirement for 2020 due to COVID-19 , you will need to complete and submit Form AB-29 : Waiver Application , but all fees will be waived for 2020 , and this waiver will not count against you .
Stay tuned for more training opportunities from Alaska CHARR and AMCO !
AMCO will also be sending out this year ’ s Born By stickers , which are valuable tools for your team . You will be receiving them with your new liquor licenses or other AMCO correspondence , so keep an eye out ! Email info @ alaskacharr . com or call Alaska CHARR at 907-274-8133 to request more stickers .
Alaska CHARR is also working directly with AMCO and the Alcoholic Beverage Control ( ABC ) Board to determine what effective , consistent enforcement should look like . Specifically , we are encouraging AMCO and the ABC Board to conduct more proactive education ( like our training webinars , among other things ) to improve compliance , and to issue more warnings rather than turning to notices of violation ( NOVs ) whenever a mistake is identified .
We know that the inconsistent and often heavyhanded enforcement our industry has seen over the years has been frustrating , sometimes damaging , and impossible to track . We are working collaboratively to change this . More to come on that !