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RULES FOR “NEW YEAR’S EVE” PERMITS 2014

The Liquor Authority has issued NEW rules for 2014 concerning how “all night” or “New Year’s Eve” permits will be issued this year.  These Permits allow On-Premises Licensees to continue serving alcoholic beverages after 4 am. The application must be filed before November 16, 2014 to be eligible.

The Licensee must send notice of his/her intent to apply for the all night permit to the local police department or County Sheriff’s Department.  Proof of notice must be sent with the application to the Liquor Authority.  Either a copy of the notice and a certified mail receipt card or the original, or a copy of the notice stamped and signed by the police department is acceptable proof of notice.

The Authority will consider the licensee’s disciplinary history, security plans and facilities as to whether it will issue a permit.  If denied, the Licensee will have the opportunity to request a review of the decision.

Time is of the essence, therefore hiring a liquor license attorney to prepare your application can be the difference between your Permit getting approved or denied.

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