Dispensing/Sale of Liquor

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As per our City Code:


A. It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, offer for sale, keep for sale, serve, give away, furnish or distribute, or cause or permit to be sold, offered to be sold, kept for sale, served, given away, furnished or distributed, any kind of liquor in the City limits, unless such person has first applied for, paid all license fees for, received and is the holder in good standing of the proper license or licenses required by this Chapter; provided, however, that this Section shall not apply to the following:

1. Liquor served by a private family in its home as part of its family or social life.

2. The use of liquor for sacramental purposes by any duly ordained minister.

3. The use, sale or dispensing of liquor by any doctor, apothecary or pharmacist who uses alcohol or liquor for or in compounding medicine or for medicinal or scientific purposes.

4. The employees of a person who holds a valid, unexpired license pursuant to this Chapter, while acting within the course of his employment. (Ord. 91-14, 6-4-1991)

LICENSE APPLICATION :   Pick up / print out one of our city liquor license applications and city business licensing personnel will go over the form with you, either in person or over the telephone, to answer any questions you may have.

PROCESSING TIME REQUIRED :   This license application will take a minimum of three (3) weeks from first filing date to council approval or denial. (See next section)

FEES & LICENSE APPROVAL OR DENIAL :   After the liquor license application has been completed in full, it must be returned to the City Clerk's office with a payment in the amount of $120.00 .   It is then sent on to the West Wendover Police Department for investigation.   Upon completion of the investigation, the Chief of Police shall render a report of the investigation to the City Council who, at its next regular meeting after the completion of the investigation, shall approve or deny the application.   Each year thereafter, a liquor license renewal fee will be in the amount of $50.00.

TERM OF LICENSE :   The fees listed above follow the City's fiscal year, with the license period beginning July 1 and ending June 30 of the following year.   All licenses must be renewed at the start of each fiscal year, along with the renewal of your regular business license.   There is no proration of license fees for any license issued after the beginning of the fiscal year, and there shall be no return of any license fee if the business discontinues it's operation prior to the end of the fiscal year.

LOCATION RESTRICTIONS :   Any business requiring a City liquor license must be located in the properly zoned area.   No liquor license holder can dispense liquor in any way within three hundred feet (300') of any schoolhouse or place wherein a public school is conducted or of any church.