Harrisburg, PA – Twice a year, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board returns liquor license fees to the municipalities that are home to those licenses.

More than $2.4 million was given back this time, and municipal offices are free to spend their portion of the money in any way they believe will benefit the community.

Jefferson County received a total of $11,310, Clearfield County received $2,450, and Clarion received $8,650.

The complete list of license fee distributions by municipality is available on the PLCB website.

Jefferson County (Total – $11,310)

  • Brockway – $1,250
  • Brookville – $2,000
  • Punxsutawney – $2,210
  • Reynoldsville – $1,500
  • Barnett Township – $450
  • Eldred Township – $100
  • Gaskill Township – $150
  • Henderson Township – $400
  • Porter Township – $150
  • Snyder Township – $850
  • Washington Township – $600
  • Winslow Township – $600
  • Young Township – $1,050

Clearfield County (Total – $2,450)

  • Beccaria Township – $50
  • Bell Township – $50
  • Bigler Township – $50
  • Clearfield – $600
  • Cooper Township – $250
  • Covington Township – $50
  • Curwensville – $50
  • Decatur Township – $50
  • DuBois – $650
  • Lawrence Township – $200
  • Morris Township – $50
  • Sandy Township – $400

Clarion County (Total – $8,650)

  • Beaver Township – $200
  • Clarion – $1,650
  • Clarion Township – $600
  • East Brady – $300
  • Elk Township – $150
  • Farmington Township – $1,400
  • Foxburg – $450
  • Knox – $450
  • Know Township – $300
  • New Bethlehem – $500
  • Saint Petersburg – $150
  • Madison Township – $150
  • Monroe Township – $600
  • Paint Township – $600
  • Redbank Township – $450
  • Salem Township – $150
  • Toby Township – $300
  • Washington Township – 250

 

The PLCB oversees the regulation of more than 15,000 retail liquor licenses statewide, including restaurants, clubs and hotels. 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, 2017. In all, 56 cities, 572 boroughs and 800 townships will receive payments ranging from $25 to $390,575.

Over the five years, the PLCB returned $22.5 million in licensing fees to local municipalities.

The PLCB regulates the distribution of beverage alcohol in Pennsylvania, operates more than 600 wine and spirits stores statewide and licenses more than 20,000 beverage alcohol producers and retailers. The PLCB also works to reduce and prevent dangerous and underage drinking through partnerships with schools, community groups and licensees. Taxes and store profits – totaling $15.1 billion since the agency’s inception – are returned to Pennsylvania’s General Fund, which finances Pennsylvania’s schools, health and human services programs, law enforcement, and public safety initiatives, among other important public services. The PLCB also provides financial support for the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, other state agencies and local municipalities across the state. For more information about the PLCB, visit www.lcb.pa.gov.


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