16-4-417. Approval of a licensee without premises. (1) If an applicant has a license available to obtain under 16-4-104, 16-4-201, 16-4-204, or 16-4-420 but does not have a premises, the department may approve the applicant without approving the premises. The department shall issue the license if all other requirements of this code related to an applicant are met.
(2) A license issued under subsection (1) must be immediately put on nonuse status until a premises is approved by the department. Upon issuance of the license under this section, the licensee shall apply for a premises within 6 months and must have the premises approved within 1 year from issuance of the license. A licensee shall pay all licensing fees annually even if the premises has not been approved. The department may establish nonuse license fees for a license issued under this section.