5.08.190 – License – Transfer

A license shall be purely a personal privilege, good for a period not to exceed one year after issuance, unless sooner revoked as in this chapter provided, and shall not constitute property; nor shall it be subject to attachment, garnishment or execution, nor shall it be alienable or transferable, voluntarily or involuntarily, or subject to being encumbered or hypothecated. Such license shall not descend by the laws of testate or intestate devolution, but it shall cease upon death of the licensee, provided that executors or administrators of the estate of any deceased licensee, and the trustee of any insolvent or bankrupt licensee when such estate consists in part of alcoholic liquor, may continue the business of the sale or manufacture of alcoholic liquor under order of the appropriate court, and may exercise the privileges of the deceased or insolvent or bankrupt licensee after the death of such decedent, or such insolvency or bankruptcy until the expiration of such license, but no longer than six months after the death, bankruptcy, or insolvency of such license.  No refund shall be made of that portion of the local liquor license fee paid for any period in which the licensee shall be prevented from operating under such local liquor license in accordance with provisions of this section.

(2015-M-14: § 1; 2010-M-29: § 1; 2004-M-12: § 1; 1980-M-25: § 1(c); 1976-M-5: (part); Prior code: § 24.009)