Municipalities receive liquor license fees from PLCB

From staff reports

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has announced the return of more than $2.4 million in licensing fees to 1,411 municipalities where licensees are located.

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.

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.

In Venango County, eight municipalities received returns. They were Franklin, $3,250; Oil City, $4,750; Emlenton Borough, $150; Rouseville Borough, $140; Sugarcreek Borough, $600; Cherrytree Township, $400; Cornplanter Township, $200; and Cranberry Township, $700.

In Clarion County, 18 municipalities accepted returns. They were Clarion Borough, $2,050; East Brady and St. Petersburg boroughs and Maidson, Elk and Salem townships, $150 each; Foxburg and Knox boroughs and Redbank Township, $450 each; New Bethlehem Borough, $550; Beaver Township, $600; Clarion and Paint townships, $400 each; Farmington Township, $1,400; Knox and Toby townships, $300 each; Monroe Township, $1,000; and Washington Township, $250.

Seven Forest County municipalities received returns. They were Green, Harmony, Hickory and Howe townships, $150; Jenks Township, $1,000; and Kingsley and Tionesta townships, $300.