Maple Shade, NJ asked in Business Formation for Pennsylvania

Q: Can I start a home beer and liquor delivery service in Hanover, Pa.?

I want to run the operation from home at first, and hire local people to pickup and deliver. I'm sure I can't stock my own because of the liquor licenses around here. They're scarce.

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Michael Cherewka
Michael Cherewka
  • Wormleysburg, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: This is not a question you are going to get answered in such a short space. PA has a complex and fragmented liquor law, and beer is treated separately from wine and liquor. Further, there are also separate laws if you brew your own beer or make your own wine. Licenses/permits are required for all of these activities, and depending on what items you are working with and how you are set up, such licenses are often set up with separate municipal and county availability. Transport is also covered separately.

If this is something you are interested in you will probably need to meet with an attorney not only familiar with the liquor laws, but also familiar with the county in which you are considering locating in.

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