The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has announced the return of more than $2.4 million in licensing fees to 1,418 municipalities where licensees are located.
The PLCB oversees the regulation of more than 17,000 liquor licenses and permits statewide, including restaurants, clubs and beer distributors. As part of the annual license renewal or validation process, licensees and permitees pay a fee ranging from $125 to $700, based on the type of license and population of the municipality in which the license is located. As required by law, the PLCB returns the fees to those municipalities twice a year.
The current dispersal period represents fees paid from Feb. 1, 2013, to July 31, 2013. In all, 56 cities, 561 boroughs and 801 townships received funds ranging from $25 to nearly $400,000.
Central Pennsylvania county returned fees were as follows:
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The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board regulates the distribution of beverage alcohol and also operates more than 600 Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores statewide. Taxes and store profits are returned to Pennsylvania’s General Fund.