The Community Development Department issues Cape Girardeau City Liquor Licenses. Questions regarding liquor licenses can be directed to the Community Development Department, located in City Hall, by email to, or by calling 573-339-6327.

Applications and other documents can be found below or by visiting City Hall. Completed documents must be submitted to Community Development at City Hall for processing. Refer to the Fee Schedule for application fees.

A new liquor license is valid from the start of the business through June 30, and the license fee is pro-rated. Liquor license renewals are valid for one year, July 1 to June 30. Renewal forms are mailed to active licenses in April of each year.

New Liquor License Applications

Liquor License
Sunday Sales - Restaurant
Sunday Sales - Package
Temporary Liquor
Temporary Caterer's Liquor

Renewal Applications

Liquor License Renewal

Miscellaneous Information

Criminal Records Check
Change in Managing Officer