Liquor licenses must have a specific property associated with them before the application process may commence. File an application with the City of Portage, and file an application with the State of Michigan Liquor Control Commission along with an inspection fee of $70. There are other fees charged by the state depending on the type of license(s) being sought and services being provided.
The State of Michigan Liquor Control Commission has a listing of all Specially Designated Merchant (SDM) liquor licenses available in the County. You may transfer a license into Portage from another municipality, and some licenses can be found in escrow. Liquor licenses are a commodity and have a market price associated with them.