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Applicant must be:  Retail Liquor License Holder or Non-Profit Organization

SDL Application "How-to-Apply" Presentation

Click the following link to view the due date of application:  SDL 10-DAY CALENDAR 2020

Michelle Porter 402/471-2821

Mary Beth Olson 402/471-4893


Instructions for cancelled or rescheduled events due to COVID-19:   Cancellation Instructions

All Special Designated License Applications need to be submitted via the on-line portal.  Applicant must be a retail liquor license holder or a non-profit organization that has been exempted from the payment of federal income taxes.

If you have not registered your retail liquor license or non-profit organization for the on-line portal, below are links to register either your retail liquor license or non-profit organization. You will only need to register once for the on-line portal. 

For the appropriate instructions, please click on the link below that pertains to how you will be applying.  *Non-Profits that hold a permanent liquor license will follow the instructions as a Retail Liquor License holder.


Retail Liquor License Instructions - Steps 1 & 2    *Please note:  After you complete Step 1, you will return to these instructions.


*Non Profit Organization Instructions - Steps 1 & 2       *Please note:  After you complete Step 1, you will return to these instructions.

NON-PROFIT STEP 2 FORM - ​Please send this completed form along with your IRS documentation via:   Fax: 402/471-2814 or Email:    


Please do not attempt to login to the portal until the NLCC has aknowledged via email that your account is set up.



Approval from the local governing body is required before submittal of the application on the portal.   The form(s) that you will need for this requirement are found in the "Form Links" section below.​  (Please keep in mind that the local governing body may require additional information or paperwork).  Please do not use outdated copies of Form #200 or submit Clerk minutes/letters for this requirement.  This form MUST be signed and dated by the local governing body before submittal.  There are no exceptions.

  • Form #200 will be completed by the applicant -  Local governing body MUST sign and date the bottom section of this form.  All information provided on Form #200 must match the information entered on the portal application. Please see note below in regards to alternate dates.
  • ​Form #201 will only​ be completed by a non-profit applicant
  • ​Form #109 will only be completed if event includes an outdoor area
  • ​Form #140 will only be completed by a non-profit requesting a fencing waiver



#200 SDL Local Recommendation Form                      *Upload to portal application under "Supporting Documents " Upload City Approval"

*Up to 6 consecutive dates only, non-consecutive dates require a new form   


#201 Non-Profit Affidavit Form                                    *Upload to portal application under "Supporting Documents " Upload City Approval"  


#109 Outdoor Diagram Form                                                                                         *Upload to portal application under "Outdoor Diagram" 


#140 Double Fencing Waiver Form #140 (Non-Profits only)                                  *Upload to portal application under "Outdoor Diagram" 


 Below is a checklist when you are ready to enter your application:

  • ​​Local approval and all forms are saved on your computer as a JPEG or PDF file (no larger than 30 megabytes)
  • Check SDL calendar to make sure date(s) of event are acceptable.  SDL 10-DAY CALENDAR 2020  (Go to the date of the event on the calendar and then the date underneath is the last date you would be able to submit the portal application).
  • User name and password are available
  • ​Either Internet Explorer or Google Chrome is the browser you are using (Firefox and Safari are known to create errors)
  • Use of a laptop or pc is recommended - Ipads have been know to cause issues with the date boxes
  • ​Credit card or bank account information available for payment ($40.00 per day of event plus small convenience fee)
  • ​Time available to complete (make sure to enter the application as a continual flow otherwise issues will occur with processing)
  • If you would receive any type of error after payment, please contact our office before re-entering the application 
  • If you have received the NLCC poster packet information from the Clerk's office or have obtained posters from previous events, please do not request posters on the portal application
  • If your non-profit organization has not sent in verification paperwork of your Federal ID from the IRS, please fax or email this paperwork
  • The last receipt of application timer will go off between 11:30 pm - 12:00 am.  If the application you are entering is due on that particular date, it will be rejected after the timer goes off.  It is not recommended that you wait until the last acceptable date or time to enter the application. 

Below is the link to enter your application:

Please make sure all information is entered accurately as this will be the information that will print on your license when approved.  Form #200 information must match the portal application.

If the event is after midnight, only one date line would need to be entered.   

After successful completion of your on-line application, an email will be sent to the authorized representative verifying that our office has received your application.   If the authorized representative does not receive a verification email, please contact our office.  It is the applicant's responsibility to make sure the application was successfully entered and received by our office.

Please note:

There shall be a fee of $40.00 for each day identified in the Special Designated License Application, unless the applicant is the holder of a liquor catering license (K).

Retail liquor license holders and non-profit organizations are allowed six calendar dates per year (January - December).  Retail liquor license holders that hold a catering license, are allowed unlimited.  Although, there is a limit of twelve SDL licenses that can be obtained per location each calendar year.  This count includes all SDL licenses issued by all applicants to the location.  

Late SDL applications will be rejected.  There are NO exceptions or refunds.​

Required form(s) listed above must be completed before submittal to the Clerk's office.  All blanks and signatures must be completed.  The Clerk should be the only one completing information at the bottom of Form #200.

Alternate dates and locations must be approved on Form #200It is always best to have a back-up plan in case of bad weather or unforeseen circumstances.  

After application submittal, no changes can be made to the application.  Date change or event location will not be changed on the license after it has been issued.  

There are no refunds for late, rejected or cancelled applications.  Application fees cannot be transferred to rescheduled events.

All issued SDL Licenses are sent electronically to the Local Governing Body and must be picked up and displayed at the event.

If posters are requested on the application, they will be mailed direct to the applicant.  Please re-use posters if at all possible.


SDL 10-DAY CALENDAR 2020 - This calendar gives you the NLCC deadline date for submitting an SDL application.  Please keep in mind that the local governing body may have different times lines for approval.  Please contact their office for information.


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