Washington Township to receive PLCB licensing fees

Washington Township to receive PLCB licensing fees

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has announced the return of more than $1.9 million in licensing fees to 1,301 municipalities in which licensees are located, including one in Franklin County.

Twice a year as required by law, the PLCB returns liquor license fees paid by PLCB-approved licensees to the municipalities that are home to those licenses. Municipalities have flexibility in allocating and spending the returned license fees to meet local needs.

In Franklin County, Washington Township will receive $600 on behalf of B&T’s Unique Bar & Grill.

The PLCB oversees the regulation of more than 15,000 retail liquor licenses statewide, including restaurants, clubs, and hotels. Licensees pay liquor license fees ranging from $125 to $700, depending on the type of license and the population of the municipality in which the license is located, as part of the annual license renewal or validation process, as well as in conjunction with approval of certain new applications.

The current dispersal period represents fees paid from Feb. 1 to July 31, 2020. In all, 55 cities, 519 boroughs, and 727 townships will receive payments ranging from $50 to $351,175.

Over the last five fiscal years, the PLCB returned $22.4 million in licensing fees to local municipalities.