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Off-Premises Sales License

Fees

Do not include fees at time of application. Fee will be collected at a later time.
 
License Fee: $100
Server Education Fee: None

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Privileges and Requirements

  • Sell factory-sealed containers of malt beverages in containers holding not more than 2¼ gallons, wine, and cider at retail for drinking off site.
 
 
Optional privileges
 
 

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Laws and Rules

Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) are adopted, repealed and amended by the Oregon legislature and signed into law by the Governor.  
 
Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) are implemented by the OLCC. These regulations are proposed by, adopted, repealed and amended by the OLCC.
 
ORS 471.186 (Off-Premises Sales License)
OAR 845-005-0416 and OAR 845-006-0391 (Definitions for Delivering Wine and Cider to Individuals in Oregon)
OAR 845-005-0417 (Qualifications for Direct Shipment of Wine or Cider to a Resident of Oregon)
OAR 845-006-0392 (Requirements for Direct Shipment of Wine or Cider to a Resident of Oregon)
OAR 845-005-0420 (Qualifications for Same-Day and Next-Day Retail Delivery of Malt Beverages to a Resident of Oregon)
OAR 845-006-0396 (Requirements for Same-Day and Next-Day Retail Delivery of Malt Beverages to a Resident of Oregon)
OAR 845-006-0450 (Retail On-Premises Malt Beverage, Wine, or Cider Sampling: Operating Requirements and Limits)
 

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Before You Apply

  • Contact the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to determine what you need to do to comply with Federal laws. 
  • You must have an address in Oregon where you will do business. 
  • You must currently own, lease, or rent the business property or you must be in the process of purchasing, leasing, or renting the property. You may make any purchase, lease, or rent agreement contingent on obtaining a liquor license. 
  • Determine whether your business will be a sole proprietorship or some form of legal entity (such as a corporation or limited liability company). If you are a legal entity you must be registered to do business in Oregon with the Oregon Secretary of State Corporation Division
  • If you will offer lottery games (including video poker) contact the Oregon Lottery Commission
  • If you will make, warehouse, or sell at retail beer, wine or distilled spirits for drinking on site, the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Division may require a license. 

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Application Forms

In order for the OLCC to be able to accept your application packet, it must contain all of the following OLCC forms and information. Don't forget to include the forms if you would like to apply for any of optional privileges listed above. 
 
If you apply as a Corporation, LLC, Limited Partnership, or Franchise, you will need to complete the appropriate form below:
 
Additional REQUIRED DOCUMENTS to submit with your application 
  • Proof that you have, or will have access to the real property. Real property is the land or the building. This can be a lease, sale agreement or other proof of ownership, or a signed or draft document.
  • If you are buying the business, proof that you have, or will have access to the personal property. Personal property means the business, furnishings and equipment. This can be a lease, sale agreement or other proof of ownership, or a signed or draft document.
 
 

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Submitting the Application Packet

You will be working with the OLCC office that covers the city or county where your business will be located.  
 
Mail or deliver your completed application packet to the OLCC office that covers the city or county in Oregon where your business address is located.  Do not include the license fee at this time. 
 
If you need help completing your application, contact the OLCC office where you will be submitting your application packet.
 
OLCC Office Locations


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City or County Approval

Once the OLCC has determined that your application packet is complete and accurate, we will begin working on your application. We will then give you some documents to you take to the local government for their recommendation.
  • The local government is the city if your business address is within the city limits; or
  • The local government is the county if your business address is outside of the city limits
 
Contact your city or county to make sure you understand their process. They generally will not review your application until it is accepted by OLCC.


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90-Day Temporary Authority to Operate

90-Day Temporary Authority to Operate
 
We may be able to issue you a 90-Day Temporary Authority to Operate.  Before the authority can be issued, you must: 
  • Have your application packet accepted by the OLCC
  • Either be taking over a business that already has a current Off-Premises Sales license and you are ready to operate the business; or, you have provided to the OLCC proof from the local government where your business is located that your business location is presently zoned for commercial use (this proof is met when the local government has provided a favorable recommendation on your application)
  • Complete the Law Orientation and the Self Test
  • Pay the license fee 
 

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Required Training

Applicants for an Off-Premises Sales license must: 
  • Read Law Orientation for Retailers 
  • Take and submit to the Law Orientation Self Test for Off-Premises Sales Licenses 
  • If you will provide sample tastings of malt beverage, wine, or cider in your store you must make sure that any person who serves those tastes has a valid service permit. Get Your Alcohol Service Permit
  • Have each employee read, sign, and date the OLCC brochure “What Every Store Clerk Needs to Know About Selling AlcoholBEFORE allowing the employee to sell alcohol at the store. You must keep the completed brochure on the licensed premises for as long as the person is employed by you and works at the business selling alcohol. NOTE: if you also have an OLCC license that allows the sale of alcohol for drinking on the premises at the same business as the Off-Premises Sale license, employees with a valid service permit don’t need to have completed the brochure. 

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Special Event Licensing

A Temporary Sales License allows the sale of distilled sprits, malt beverages, wine, and cider for drinking within a licensed area. It also allows for the sale of manufacturer-sealed containers of malt beverages, wine, and cider for drinking off-site of the licensed area. 
 
Temporary Sales License 
 
 
 
 

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For more information

You will be working with the OLCC office that covers the city or county where your business will be located. If you need help completing your application, or have additional questions, please contact the office where you will be submitting your application packet.
 
OLCC Office Locations

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