The Montana Department of Revenue is accepting applications for a dozen all-beverages and beer licenses available in six Montana communities.

Based on population growth, the agency has made four "floater" all-beverages licenses available in Jefferson County, two in Broadwater County and two in Billings. City beer licenses are available in Billings, Sidney, Dillon and Plains.

Initial applications for the licenses are due by Sept. 2. If there is more than one eligible applicant for any of the licenses, they will be awarded by lottery drawing in mid-October.

Winners of the "floater" licenses will have the right to purchase a liquor license from an area of the state that has too many licenses based on its current population. The seller sets the price.

The beer licenses are issued by the state and cost $400 per year.