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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 14.03 General Regulations

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Chapter 14.03
General Regulations

Sections:

14.03.010 Police responsible for enforcement.
14.03.020 Responsibility of licensees.
14.03.022 Cleanness of establishment.
14.03.030 Hours of operation--Daily.
14.03.040 Hours of operation--Sunday--Intoxicating liquor.
14.03.052 Sunday package liquor permit and hours of operation.
14.03.055 Persons other than licensees, employees of liquor licensee, contractors and entertainers not to be on licensed premises during hours when licensee is prohibited from selling liquor.
14.03.060 Display of license and permits.
14.03.070 Package liquor stores--Required display of placard.
14.03.080 Prohibited displays.
14.03.090 Accessibility of premises.
14.03.095 Inspection and seizing of evidence.
14.03.100 Minimum quantity in original package--Beer.
14.03.110 Minimum quantity in original package--Liquor other than beer.
14.03.130 Liquor prohibited--On 5% retail premises.
14.03.140 Liquor over 22% prohibited on 22% retail premises.
14.03.150 Special restrictions on boats.
14.03.160 Taverns open to public view.
14.03.170 Retailers not to purchase from other than wholesaler.
14.03.180 Payment for deliveries.
14.03.190 Storage of intoxicating liquor and nonintoxicating beer.
14.03.200 Records and reports.
14.03.210 Changes in premises.
14.03.230 Convention trade area exceptions.

14.03.010 Police responsible for enforcement.

The Police Department shall see that the provisions of this title in regard to the sale of intoxicating liquor and nonintoxicating beer at retail are obeyed. The police shall forward to the Excise Commissioner all reports concerning or relating to activities or disturbances at licensed premises.
(Ord. No. 68536, 4, 12-15-2009.)

14.03.020 Responsibility of licensees.

A. All persons licensed under the provisions of this title are always and at all times responsible for the conduct of their licensed premises and for the conduct of their employees, servants, and agents while on their licensed premises.

B. Dancing Restricted. No person licensed under the provisions of this title, his agent, servant or employee shall suffer or permit any dancing on his licensed premises, unless he/she has a valid City of St. Louis Dance Hall license posted on their licensed premises.
(Ord. No. 68536, 4, 12-15-2009.)

14.03.022 Cleanness of Establishment.

A liquor licensed establishment shall keep its premises clean and sanitary and the licensed establishment shall comply with all City of St. Louis Health and Building Code provisions and regulations.
(Ord. No. 68536, 4, 12-15-2009.)

14.03.030 Hours of operation--Daily.

A. Except as otherwise provided under this chapter and title, no person to whom a license has been issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter or title, his agent, servant or employee shall sell, give away, or otherwise dispose of on the premises for which such license has been issued, or suffer or permit the same to be done upon said license premises, or allow to be consumed on the licensed premises or any part of the premises used by the licensee in connection with the conduct of his business upon the licensed premises, any intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer in any quantity between the hours of 1:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday or between the hours of 1:30 a.m. Sunday and 6:00 a.m. the following Monday.

B. No person to whom a C.O.L. license has been issued shall permit consumption of intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer upon his licensed premises between the hours of 1:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday and between twelve midnight Saturday and 6:00 a.m. the following Monday.

C. No person holding a "3:00 a.m. closing permit," his agent, servant or employee, shall sell, give away or otherwise dispose of, or suffer or permit the same to be done upon his licensed premises, or allow to be consumed on the licensed premises or any part of the premises used by the licensee in connection with the conduct of his business upon the licensed premises, any intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer in any quantity between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday or between the hours of 3:00 a.m. Sunday and 6:00 a.m. the following Monday.
(Ord. No. 68536, 4, 12-15-2009.)

V.A.M.S.:

311.290, 311.295, 311.296 Hours of sale

312.410 Sale of nonintoxicating beer between certain hours

McQuillin:

24.176 Hours of sale

14.03.040 Hours of operation--Sunday--Intoxicating liquor.

A. When January 1, March 17, July 4, or December 31 falls on a Sunday, and on the Sundays prior to Memorial Day and Labor Day and on the Sunday on which the national championship game of the national football league is played, commonly known as "Super Bowl Sunday", intoxicating liquor by the drink may be sold under the provisions of the license on that Sunday from the time and until the time which would be lawful on another day of the week.

B. Persons possessing a "full drink Sunday intoxicating liquor license" may sell intoxicating liquor by the drink for consumption on the premises between the hours of 9:00 a.m. Sunday and midnight Sunday. And if you posses a "3:00 a.m. closing permit" may sell intoxicating liquor by the drink for consumption on the premises between the hours of 8:00 a.m. Sunday and midnight Sunday.

C. When December 31 falls on a Sunday, the holder of a "3:00 a.m. closing permit" may sell intoxicating liquor until 3:00 a.m. on the following Monday.

D. When the holder of a "3:00 a.m. closing permit" possesses a "full drink Sunday intoxicating liquor license," he may sell intoxicating liquor by the drink for consumption on the premises until 3:00 a.m. the following Monday.

E. Any person possessing a license to sell intoxicating liquor in the original package at retail may sell intoxicating liquor in the original package at retail between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and midnight on Sundays. Upon receiving a copy of the Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Sunday Package license, the Excise Commissioner shall issue a Sunday Original Package Sales Permit to said licensee.
(Ord. No. 68536, 4, 12-15-2009.)

City Counselor Ops.: 8516, 9599

McQuillin:

24.117 Sales on Sunday, holidays and other days

14.03.052 Sunday package liquor permit and hours of operation.

Any licensee licensed under the provisions of this title to sell intoxicating liquor and nonintoxicating beer in the original package may apply for a Sunday original package sales permit to sell intoxicating liquor and nonintoxicating beer in the original package between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and midnight on Sundays.
(Ord. No. 68536, 4, 12-15-2009.)

14.03.055 Persons other than licensees, employees of liquor licensee, contractors and entertainers not to be on licensed premises during hours when licensee is prohibited from selling liquor.

It shall be a violation for any person to whom a retail drink license has been issued, his agents, servants or employees to allow any person to be inside the liquor licensed premises during the hours when the sale of intoxicating liquor and nonintoxicating beer on said premises is prohibited, except that employees and/or contractors of a liquor licensee and entertainers who have been performing at said premises may remain thereon, solely for the purpose of cleaning, restocking, packing up, and/or other business-related purposes. Further, the licensee, his employees, agents, servants, contractors, and/or entertainers who will be performing on the licensed premises may be present on the licensed premises prior to the lawful opening time for business-related purposes.
(Ord. No. 68536, 4, 12-15-2009.)

14.03.060 Display of license and permits.

All licenses and permits issued pursuant to the provisions of this title shall be posted and displayed conspicuously on the premises so that any person visiting the premises may readily see the license for the premises. A licensee shall post conspicuously on the premises, at all times, all City of St. Louis and State of Missouri licenses, occupancy permits, health permit, dance hall license, coin operating machine stamps and Fire Marshal inspection, if applicable.
(Ord. No. 68536, 4, 12-15-2009.)

City Counselor Ops.: 7670, 9547-A

14.03.070 Package liquor stores--Required display of placard.

All persons possessing a package liquor license shall be required to post on the inside of the premises for which such license has been issued, within five (5) feet of each door used by the public to enter or exit said premises, a sign with the following wording printed thereon: "City Ordinances Prohibit Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages on Any Street, Sidewalk, Parking Lot or Alley in the City. Violations of This Ordinance Are Punishable by a Fine of Up to $500.00 and/or Imprisonment for Not More than Ninety Days." Such sign shall be of a minimum size of eight and one-half (8) inches by eleven and one-half (11) inches, with letters at least three-quarters ( 3/4) of an inch high.
(Ord. No. 68536, 4, 12-15-2009.)

14.03.080 Prohibited displays.

No person shall display in any street window or show window any intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer or any package, bottle, or container bearing the label or brand of any intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer.
(Ord. No. 68536, 4, 12-15-2009.)

V.A.M.S.:

311.350 Window display of liquor unlawful

14.03.090 Accessibility of premises.

At all times while persons other than the licensee or employees of the licensee are on premises licensed under the provisions of this chapter and title, such premises shall be accessible to law enforcement and liquor inspection personnel and the premises shall not be locked nor shall the entrance to the premises be blocked or impeded or made inaccessible in any manner; provided, that this provision shall not apply to boats while arriving, departing or making headway up or down stream. In the case of boats, not in the course of arriving or departing, or not in the course of making headway up or down stream, the requirement for accessibility shall be deemed to be met only when the craft can be boarded directly from shore by means of a gangplank or equivalent means.
(Ord. No. 68536, 4, 12-15-2009.)

14.03.095 Inspection and seizing of evidence.

All licensees shall allow the licensed premises and all portions of the building and premises, including all rooms, cellars, outbuildings, passageways, closets, vaults, yards, attics and all buildings used in connection with the operations carried on under the license and which are in the possession or control of the licensee and all places where liquor is stored, to be inspected by the Excise Commissioner and/or his agents and law enforcement authorities. The Excise Commissioner, his deputies, and law enforcement authorities may seize any and all objects which may appear to be in violation of any provisions of this title and retain said objects as evidence until any matter pertaining thereto is finally adjudicated.
(Ord. No. 68536, 4, 12-15-2009.)

14.03.100 Minimum quantity in original package--Beer.

No person licensed under the provisions of this chapter or title, his agent, servant or employee, shall sell less than three standard 12-ounce or less bottles, cans or containers of intoxicating malt liquor or nonintoxicating beer, except for kegs and barrels, to any person at retail in the original package where such intoxicating malt liquor or nonintoxicating beer is not to be consumed on the premises where sold, provided that a licensee, his agent, servant or employee shall be permitted to sell a single aluminum can if it has a liquid content of 16 ounces or more. A licensee, his agent, servant or employee may sell at retail a single glass bottle or container of intoxicating malt liquor or nonintoxicating beer if it has a liquid content of 32 ounces or more at room temperature only.
(Ord. No. 68536, 4, 12-15-2009.)

14.03.110 Minimum quantity in original package--Liquor other than beer.

No person licensed under the provisions of this chapter or title, his agent, servant or employee shall sell intoxicating liquor at retail in the original package to be consumed off of the premises where sold, in any container with a liquid content of less than fifty-one (51) milliliters in a quantity of less than six bottles or containers.
(Ord. No. 68536, 4, 12-15-2009.)

14.03.130 Liquor prohibited--On 5% retail premises.

No person possessing a 5% drink license or a 5% package license issued under the provisions of this chapter or title, his agent, servant or employee shall have, keep or secrete, or suffer or permit any alcoholic beverages with an alcoholic content in excess of one-half of one percent by volume other than malt liquor or nonintoxicating beer to be on or about his licensed premises.
(Ord. No. 68536, 4, 12-15-2009.)

14.03.140 Liquor over 22% prohibited on 22% retail premises.

No person licensed under the provisions of this chapter and title for the sale at retail of intoxicating liquor not in excess of 22% alcohol by weight, his agent, servant, or employee shall have, keep or secrete, or suffer or permit any alcoholic beverages with an alcoholic content in excess of 22% alcohol by weight to be on or about his licensed premises.
(Ord. No. 68536, 4, 12-15-2009.)

14.03.150 Special restrictions on boats.

Licensees of boats and barges licensed under the provisions of this chapter or title, their agents, servants or employees, shall not sell, give away, or otherwise dispose of, or permit the consumption of, upon or about their licensed premises, any intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer while docked at any location other than the one for which a license was issued.
(Ord. No. 68536, 4, 12-15-2009.)

14.03.160 Taverns open to public view.

A. Except in cases of hotels, restaurants, clubs, bowling alleys with five (5) or more standard size lanes equipped and ready to use, boats on the river, racquet ball facilities containing five or more courts equipped and ready for use and other licensed premises permitted by the Excise Commissioner, every premises for which either a drink or C.O.L. license has been issued under provisions of this chapter or title, shall be so arranged, situated and equipped so that a clear view of the interior can be had from the sidewalk. No such premises shall have any objects or signs in front of, on, or behind their windows which prevent a view of the interior from the sidewalk, nor shall any such premises use any jalousie windows, vertical blinds, tinted glass, tilted glass, neon signs, or any other devices or lighting methods in a manner such that a view of the interior from the sidewalk is obscured. Such premises shall have interior lighting of sufficient intensity to permit a view of the patrons and of the interior from the sidewalk. A single room, with a single street number located on the ground floor shall be deemed to have an adequate size window opening for the requirements of this section if it has clear glass opening at least three (3) feet high by five (5) feet wide with the bottom edge not over forty-two (42) inches above the sidewalk. Venetian blinds may be used on front windows; however, the slats must be horizontal at all times and the blinds must be raised between sunset and sunrise. Drapes may be used to frame a front window, but drapes, if used, shall be permanently fastened so that they cannot be drawn together. No such premises shall have any enclosed tables or booths, or any tables enclosed in private rooms or concealed in any manner.

B. Provided that when compliance with the provisions of this section would entail substantial structural alteration and when, in addition, the premises have been licensed in the past for sale of liquor by the drink or for consumption of liquor thereon the Excise Commissioner shall have the authority to approve exceptions to this section if he is satisfied that the premises will be operated in an orderly manner. The Excise Commissioner shall have authority to waive compliance with any requirement of this section that a view of the interior be had from the sidewalk for premises located within areas formally declared as historic districts by municipal, state or federal action if he is satisfied that the premises will be operated in an orderly manner. The Excise Commissioner shall also have authority to waive visibility requirements in the case of public buildings, public parks, amusement parks, sports parks, stadiums, arenas, places of entertainment, theaters and meeting places of church, fraternal, benevolent, labor or veterans organizations if he is satisfied that the premises will be operated in an orderly manner.

C. Unless authorized by the Excise Commissioner, in no instance shall any person holding a drink license or a C.O.L. license issued under the provisions of this chapter or title be permitted to add a room or rooms above or below the area licensed to him for service of customers to be operated in conjunction with his licensed premises, and to be used by patrons for purposes other than restrooms; nor shall a new license be issued for premises on an upper floor the interior of which is not visible from the sidewalk; nor shall any such aforementioned licensee be permitted to obstruct or impede visibility into his licensed premises unless such premises are operated as a hotel, restaurant, club, bowling alley with five (5) or more standard size lanes equipped and ready for use, boat on the river, racquet ball facility containing five (5) or more courts equipped and ready for use, or such premises as otherwise specifically excepted under the provisions of this chapter or title.
(Ord. No. 68536, 4, 12-15-2009.)

City Counselor Ops.: 8456, 8629

14.03.170 Retailers not to purchase from other than wholesaler.

No person to whom a drink or package license has been issued under the provisions of this chapter or title shall possess, purchase, borrow, or obtain in any other manner any intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer for resale on his licensed premises, from any source other than a licensed wholesaler or manufacturer.
(Ord. No. 68536, 4, 12-15-2009.)

V.A.M.S.:

311.280 Unlawful for licensed retailer to purchase from other than licensed wholesaler

14.03.180 Payment for deliveries.

No person to whom a drink or package license has been issued under the provisions of this chapter or title who accepts delivery of beer or liquor at premises located within the City, shall make payment for beer or liquor with United States currency at said location. However, payment with United States currency shall be lawful and proper at the wholesale vendor's place of business.
(Ord. No. 68536, 4, 12-15-2009.)

14.03.190 Storage of intoxicating liquor and nonintoxicating beer.

Every person who shall keep or store any intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer in any warehouse or other storage place in the City shall maintain complete and accurate records concerning the kind and quantity of the intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer, the name and address of the owner thereof, and the name and address of the person to whom the intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer has been delivered. Such records shall be retained for a minimum period of one (1) year from the date that any intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer is removed from the warehouse or storage place. Such records shall be immediately presented to any employee of the Excise Division appearing upon the licensed premises and making a request therefore. No person licensed under the provisions of this title shall store any intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer at any location other than his licensed premises unless he shall first obtain the written approval of the Excise Commissioner.
(Ord. No. 68536, 4, 12-15-2009.)

14.03.200 Records and reports.

All persons licensed under the provisions of this chapter or title are required to keep complete and accurate records of their licensed business on the premises for a period of two years. All records shall include a complete and accurate record of all purchases and sales of intoxicating liquor and nonintoxicating beer made by them. These records must include the names and addresses of all persons from whom the liquor is purchased, the dates, kinds and quantities of the purchases and the dates and amounts of payments on account and it must also include the daily gross returns from the sales. All records, except specific salaries of officers and directors shall be immediately presented to any employee of the Excise Division appearing upon the licensed premises and making a request therefore. The Excise Commissioner may also require, at his option, that such records be presented to his office. Any person licensed under the provisions of this chapter and title shall, upon the written request of the Excise Commissioner, submit to the Excise Commissioner any reports deemed necessary by him in the discharge of his duties. All records, invoices, reports etc. are required to be kept and preserved by law and/or at the discretion of the Excise Commissioner for a period of two (2) years from the date the record was made.
(Ord. No. 68536, 4, 12-15-2009.)

14.03.210 Changes in premises.

No person licensed under the provisions of this chapter or title for the retail sale or consumption of intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer shall cause or permit any structural changes to be made to his licensed premises; nor shall he cause or permit any walls, partitions, rooms, doors or windows to be added or removed from the licensed premises without first obtaining the written consent of the Excise Commissioner and without also obtaining permits and inspections as are required by other agencies of the City.
(Ord. No. 68536, 4, 12-15-2009.)

City Counselor Ops.: 8897, 9901, 10457, 10498

14.03.230 Convention trade area exceptions.

The following area shall not be within the convention trade area of the City of St. Louis:

A. Beginning at the intersection of the center lines of Missouri Pacific Railroad tracks and Delor St., proceeding in a generally clockwise direction along the center lines west to Newport Ave., south to Walsh St., west to Morganford Rd., north to Gravois Ave., south to Eichelberger St., west to Kingshighway Blvd., north to Walsh St., west to Macklind Aves., north to Chippewa St., east to Kingshighway Blvd., north to Tholozon Ave., east to Morganford Rd., south to Meramec St., southeast to Chippewa St., east to Missouri Pacific Railroad tracks and southeast to the point of the beginning.

B. Beginning at the intersection of the Mississippi River and the centerline of River Bluff Place and proceeding along the center lines in a generally clockwise direction west to S. Broadway, southwest to Nebraska St., northwest to Delor St., west to Minnesota Ave., north to Itaska St., west to Michigan Avenue., north to Mt. Pleasant St., east to Minnesota Ave., north to Meramec St., east to Pennsylvania Ave., north to Gasconade St., east to California Ave., north to Osage St., west to Oregon Ave., north to Chippewa St., east to California Ave., south to Keokuk St., east to Ohio Ave., north to Chippewa St., east to S. Jefferson Ave., south on S. Jefferson Ave. to S. Broadway, south to Keokuk St., east to Missouri Ave., north to Chippewa St., east to Marine Ave., north to Winnebago St., east to Kosciusko St., south to Interstate 55, north to S. Broadway, southwest to Potomac St., southeast to S. Second St., south to President St., northwest to Cleon St., southwest to Miami St., west to Salena St., north to S. Broadway, southwest to Miami St., west to Indiana Ave., north to Potomac St., west to Ohio Ave., south to Miami St., west to Iowa Ave., north to Cherokee St., east to Ohio Ave., north to Utah St., east to Texas Ave., north to Wyoming St., west to California Ave., north to Juniata St., west to Oregon Ave., south to Wyoming St., west to Nebraska Ave., south to Cherokee St., west to Pennsylvania Ave., north to Utah St., west to Minnesota Ave., north to Juniata St., west to Gravois Ave., southwest to Compton Ave., south to Utah St., west to Virginia Ave., north to Gravois Ave., southwest to Utah St., west to Louisiana Ave., north to Hartford St., east to Compton Ave., north to Arsenal St., east to Gravois Ave., northeast to Sidney St., east to S. 7th St., north to Barton St., east on Barton St. and the prolongation of Barton St. to the Mississippi River and southwest along the Mississippi River to the point of the beginning.

C. Beginning at the intersection of the center lines of S. Broadway and Interstate 55, and proceeding along the center lines in a generally clockwise direction south to Kosciusko St., north to Winnebago St., west to Marine Ave., south to Chippewa St., west to Missouri Ave., south to Keokuk St., west to S. Broadway, north on S. Broadway to Jefferson Ave., north to Chippewa St., west to Ohio Ave., south to Keokuk St., west to California Ave., north to Chippewa St., west to Oregon Ave., south to Osage St., east to California Ave., south to Gasconade St., west to Pennsylvania Ave., south to Meramec St., west to Michigan Ave., north to Gasconade St., west to Louisiana Ave., north to Osage St., west to S. Grand Blvd., north to Alberta St., east to Arkansas Ave., north to Chippewa St., east to Tennessee Ave., north to Potomac St., east to Louisiana Ave., north to Gravois Ave., east to Virginia Ave., south to Utah St., east to Compton Ave., north to Gravois Ave., northeast to Juniata St., east to Minnesota Ave., south to Utah St., east to Pennsylvania Ave., south to Cherokee St., east to Nebraska Ave., north to Wyoming St., east to Oregon Ave., north to Juniata St., east to California Ave., south to Wyoming St., east to Texas Ave., south to Utah St., west to Ohio Ave., south to Cherokee St., west to Iowa Ave., south to Miami St., east to Ohio St., north to Potomac St., east to Indiana Ave., south to Miami St., east to S. Broadway, northeast to Salena St., south to Miami St., east to Cleon St., northeast to President St., southeast to Second St., northeast to Potomac St., northwest to S. Broadway St., northeast to the point of beginning.
(Ord. No. 68536, 4, 12-15-2009: Ord. No. 68527, 1, 12-4-2009.)


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