If an auction is held prior to the expiration of a liquor license that allows off premise sale of alcohol, the auctioneer may act as an agent for the licensee, selling the alcohol stock as any licensee normally would. If the auction is held after expiration of the license, or if the license only allows for on premise consumption, permission for the auction must be obtained from the Liquor Control Commission before the auction. Requests for permission must be made in writing prior to the date of the sale, and must include the date, time and location of the auction.
Persons selling or buying commemorative or uniquely designed containers of alcohol are not required to have a liquor license; and, an auctioneer may act as agent for such sales.
Opened containers may not leave any licensed premise by state law. The seller might want to give consideration to destroying these containers to ensure compliance with the law.
At the time of purchase all buyers must register with their name, address, date of birth and legally acceptable form of identification.
All retail licensees, licensed by the Liquor Control Commission who are purchasing alcohol must register with their business name, business address and liquor license number.
Sales of alcohol to licensees may be approved, a written request for such a transfer must be made to the Liquor Control Commission as soon as possible. The request must contain an inventory of the alcohol purchased. The approved affidavit and forms for such sales may be downloaded from this web site.
Affidavit for alcohol purchase at auction
Alcoholic beverages sold at auction