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Alcohol & Tobacco Licenses

Tobacco License

This application is for businesses located in the unincorporated areas of Lucas County seeking to apply for a retail Tobacco License. Click the button below to download the PDF application for Tobacco License. After completing the license application, you must mail the completed form along with payment to the Lucas County Auditor's Office, 916 Braden Ave, Chariton, IA 50049.  Completed applications will be reviewed and considered by the Lucas County Board of Supervisors in a public meeting. Contact the Lucas County Auditor's Office with any further questions regarding the submittal of a Tobacco License application.

License Application

Beer and Liquor License

The Department of Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) requires the filing of all new and renewal applications for beer permits, liquor licenses, and corresponding payments to be completed online. Please have your application filed online with ABD no later than fifteen days prior to the desired effective date in order for the application to be on the agenda for approval by the Lucas County Board of Supervisors (local authority). The Lucas County Board of Supervisors meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month.

License fees will be processed through the ABD’s electronic funds transfer (EFT) system. The payment for the total cost of the license will be deducted after the application has been processed by ABD and approved by the local authority.

The final approved license will be emailed to the applicant’s email address provided during the application process.

The Lucas County Board of Supervisors only have authority for approval of applicants located outside of incorporated city limits. Any applicant inside of an incorporated city should contact the appropriate City Clerk.

Please contact the Lucas County Auditor’s Office with any local authority questions at 641-774-4512 Opt. 3.

Log onto the Iowa Alcoholic Beverage Division’s website and click on the Licensing section and complete the online application process.

Online License Application

For questions or difficulties contact the ABD at 515-281-7400.

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