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All Special Designated License Applications need to be submitted via the on-line portal. 

Only Retail Liquor License Holders and Non-Profit Applicants may apply

Late Applications or Applications missing signed Local Approval will be rejected.  There are NO exceptions.​

Click the following link to view the due date of application:   10-day SDL Calendar

If you have any further questions, please contact:


Michelle Porter (402) 471-2821

Mary Beth Olson (402) 471-4893




If you have not registered your retail liquor license or non-profit organization for the on-line portal, this will be your first step. 

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.  After you have completed registration, you will be permanently set up in our system.

Please DO NOT log onto the portal until you have completed the instructions found at the link below.  Your account is inactive until our office has activated your account with the information you provide on Step 2 of the instructions.  Please note:  Step 1 will take you to a link to create your user name and password, you will then need to return to the original instructions below to complete Step 2.  


To start the registration process, please click on the link below that pertains to how you will be applying:


SDL On-Line Initial Instructions Retail Liquor License Holder



SDL On-Line Initial Instructions Non-Profit Organization

               NON-PROFIT REGISTRATION FORM (For Step 2 of Non-Profit Instructions)


After Steps 1 & 2 of the instructions have been completed , you will receive notification from that your license has been activated.   Please do not log onto the portal until you have the completed/signed local approval (as well as any other applicable forms) saved on your computer.  To avoid issues with the portal, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer are recommended browsers​ for entry of applications.  



Approval from the local governing body is required.  The applicant will need to contact the City or County Clerk's office where the event is being held for their office to approve.  In the forms section below, you will find the forms that you will need to submit to their office.  Please keep in mind that their office may require additional information or paperwork.  When the Clerk has approved the event, they will need to sign and date Form #200.  This Form is located in the Form Link section below.

Form #200 will need to be completely filled out in the top section of the Form.  Dates and times of event, measurements of indoor/outdoor areas, Clerk's signature and all blanks must be completed.  The application will be rejected if the local is not approved and signed by the local governing body​.  We no longer accept minutes as an approval for this application.

Alternate dates and locations must be approved on Form #200.  After application is submitted, 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.  If you have an outdoor area, it is always best to have a back-up plan in case of bad weather.  

Non-profits will need to submit Form #201 as a second page after the local approval.  At this time, there is not a location on the portal application for the Non-Profit Form to be uploaded. 

Outdoor diagrams (Form #109) or fence waiver requests (Form #140) will be uploaded to your application when entering the measurements on your application.

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

All issued licenses are mailed to the Local Governing Body




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

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


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


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


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


When you are ready to enter your application, please be sure to have your local approval and all forms available for upload to the application.  Please check the SDL calendar to make sure that the application is not late.  Late applications will be rejected and payment (if applicable) will not be refunded.   The SDL Calendar is listed on this page as well as on the portal application.  You have until midnight on the due date to have the application successfully enterered.  

You will also need your user name and password.  Enter all fields and make sure all information is entered accurately as this will be the information that will print on your license when approved.  Local approval times and all information written or entered on Form #200 must match the portal application.

Browsers recommended for entry are: Google Chrome OR Internet Explorer.  If you are using another browser and have issues, this may be the source of the error.  Firefox and Safari are known to create errors and do not allow the date boxes to complete.   It is most likely that Javascript is disabled for users using FireFox as a browser.  Step by step instructions to enable javascript in Firefox can be found here:  

​Payment will be made at the end of the application.  Payment can be made via bank account or credit card.  Fee for non-profit applicants and retail license holders (that do not have a "K" endorsement) is $40.00 per day of event.  There is a small convenience fee that will be added upon payment.  

​Please keep in mind if the event is after midnight that you enter one date line.  If you enter a new date line; For example:  12:00 am to 1:00 am, it will charge you another amount.   The portal would see this as a separate event date.  Event time after midnight is all one date.  

Below is the link to enter your application:  As a reminder, please Do Not login until your account is activated by our office.

After successful completion of your on-line application, an email will be sent 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 applicants responsibility to make sure the application was successfully entered and received by our office.

The SDL application will be reviewed by the SDL Licensing Division.  After it is approved, the license will be mailed to the Clerk’s Office.  If there would be any questions on the application, we will contact you.  Please make sure that any questions by our office are answered promptly.  Missing information will delay the process of the license being issued and mailed.

PLEASE NOTE:  At the end of the application you may receive an error code 404 or 202, this error should not hinder your application being processed.  Please do not go back into the portal to create a new application without contacting our office first to make sure this application did not process correctly.




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10-day SDL Calendar- ​This calendar give 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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