Public Hearings

Public Hearing Schedule for Liquor and Marijuana business licenses


Hearing Policies and Procedures

All hearings held by the Department of Excise and Licenses are governed by the Department's Hearing Policies and Procedures. These Policies and Procedures have been written to interpret and implement the state statutes and municipal ordinances.

They set forth the standard practices of the Department for informational and guidance purposes only and may be modified or adapted in the discretion of the Director of the Department, as required to address particular matters and to the extent permitted by law.

Questions and feedback regarding the Hearing Policies and Procedures should be directed to or submitted using the form below.

Hearing Policies and Procedures(PDF, 815KB)

In addition to the standard Hearing Policies and Procedures, the following Temporary Hearing Policies and Procedures are in effect to allow for the facilitation of electronic and remote participation in Department hearings and increased flexibility for parties in interest who may wish to testify during the ongoing pandemic.

Temporary Hearing Policies and Procedures(PDF, 434KB)

As part of the Department’s Rulemaking process for Liquor Common Consumption, the Director will be considering whether to make certain Temporary Policies and Procedures permanent.

Read the Draft Hearing Policies and Procedures(PDF, 638KB) under consideration.

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