Special Alcohol License & Permit Policies

The following licenses and permit are available upon application. The fee is due at the time of submission along with a copy of the liquor liability insurance and approval by the Spearfish City Council or City Administrator. These licenses and/or permit are required if alcohol is being consumed or sold within the City of Spearfish. 

Special Malt Beverage Retailers License:  

  • The fee is $50 per day. 
  • To be eligible, approval of this special alcohol license must be in conjunction with a special event for any civic, charitable, educational, fraternal or veteran’s organization or any licensee licensed as an on-sale liquor licensee or on & off sale malt beverage licensee.   (RL or RB)
  • There is a limit of 15 consecutive days.
  • No person or entity may be issued more than twenty (20) special alcohol licenses per calendar year.
  • Public hearing is required unless applicant already holds a retail license within the City of Spearfish.

 Special On-Sale Wine Retailers License:

  • The fee is $50 per day.
  • To be eligible, approval of this special alcohol license must be in conjunction with a special event for any civic, charitable, educational, fraternal or veteran’s organization or any licensee licensed as an on-sale liquor licensee or on & off sale wine licensee. (RL, RW)
  • There is a limit of 15 consecutive days.
  • No person or entity may be issued more than twenty (20) special alcohol licenses per calendar year.
  • Public hearing is required unless applicant already holds a retail license within the City of Spearfish.

Special On-Sale Liquor License:

  • The fee is $100 per day.
  • To be eligible, approval of this special alcohol license must be in conjunction with a special event for any civic, charitable, educational, fraternal or veteran’s organization or any licensee licensed as an on-sale liquor licensee. (RL, RR)
  • There is a limit of 15 consecutive days.
  • No person or entity may be issued more than twenty (20) special alcohol licenses per calendar year.
  • Public hearing is required unless applicant already holds a retail license within the City of Spearfish.

 Special Off-Sale Package SD Farm Wine Dealers License:

  • The fee is $50 per day.
  • To be eligible, approval of this special alcohol license must be in conjunction with a special event for any civic, charitable, educational, fraternal or veteran’s organization or any licensee licensed as an off-sale liquor licensee, and on & off sale wine licensee. (PL, RW)
  • There is a limit of 15 consecutive days.
  • No person or entity may be issued more than twenty (20) special alcohol licenses per calendar year.
  • This temporary license is limited to selling wine produced by a South Dakota Farm Winery.
  • Public hearing is required unless applicant already holds an off-sale license within the City of Spearfish.

Brown Bag Permit:

  • The fee is $40.00 per day and may not exceed (24) hours.
  • This permit allows the applicant the approval for consumption, but not the sale, trade, barter or exchange of any alcoholic beverage while on city-owned property.
  • The hours of authorized consumption may not exceed those permitted for on-sale licenses.
  • The applicant must be at least (21) years of age and provide an acceptable form of identification.
  • Brown bag permit applications are available at the Public Works Department in City Hall or you may call 605-642-1333.   

Special Alcohol License & Permit Policy (PDF)