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Special Event (Temporary) Licenses

Do you need to license your Special Event?

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A liquor license is needed at special events where:
  • Alcohol will be sold.
  • Alcohol is available (but not being sold), and you are charging or accepting donations of for admission, or where payment is required to attend the event.
 
A liquor license is not needed at special events where: 
  • You are making alcohol available, but there is no payment or purchase required, and no donations of money are accepted, for alcohol, or for entry/admission, or for any other product or service.
An example is a wedding reception where you make alcohol available, but you don’t require payment or purchase and don’t accept donations of money.

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Auctions and Raffles

Auctioning and raffling alcohol are considered both a sale of alcohol and offering alcohol as a prize.
 
A nonprofit or charitable organization registered as such with the State of Oregon may obtain written approval from the OLCC to conduct an auction or raffle without a license to sell factory-sealed containers of wine, malt beverage (beer), cider, and distilled liquor also commonly known as distilled spirits, hard liquor, and hard alcohol) for consumption off the event premises.
 
Auction and Raffle Application and Information 
 

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For Annual License Holders

If you have an annual liquor license, please select your license type:
 

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Special Events/Temporary Sales Licenses

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. 
 
Forms
 
 
Guides
 
 
 

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Factors Used to Assess Special Event License Applications

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For more information

Please contact the OLCC office that covers the city or county where your event will be located.  
 
OLCC Office Locations
 
 
 
 

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