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Full On-Premises, Caterer


  • May sell and serve distilled spirits, malt beverages, wine, and cider via pre-approved catering for events off of the annually licensed premises (these are events that are small, usually closed to the general public, and where food service is the primary activity)
  • May not sell or serve alcohol for consumption on the annually licensed premises
  • Eligible to apply for a ‚Äúspecial event" license: TUAL

 

Optional privileges



Food service is a requirement of this license. 

  • At events for which the licensee has received pre-approval from the OLCC to cater, the licensee must provide at all times and in all areas where alcohol service is available at the event at least two different substantial food items.
  • At events for which the licensee has not received pre-approval from the OLCC to cater, the licensee must obtain approval from the OLCC via the Temporary Use of an Annual License (TUAL) application process. See the Temporary Use of an Annual License Application.


Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) are adopted, repealed and amended by the Oregon legislature and signed into law by the Governor.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 These regulations are proposed by, adopted, repealed and amended by the OLCC.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

  • See section .175 for the Full On-Premises Sales license

OAR 845, Division 6

  • See subsection 0459 for definitions for food service
  • See subsection 0462 for food service for Off-Premises Events with a Full On-Premises Sales License


  • 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. 


In order for the OLCC to be able to accept your application packet, it must contain all of the following OLCC forms and information: 

 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.


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


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.



If you are taking over a business that already has a liquor license and are ready to operate the business immediately, we may be able to issue a 90-Day Temporary Authority to Operate. 
 
Before the authority can be issued, you must:

  • Pay the license fee
  • Complete Law Orientation
  • Provide Liquor Liability Insurance 


Liquor liability insurance is required for any business that allows on-premises consumption of alcohol. The OLCC will not issue a 90-Day Temporary Authority or license without proof of insurance.
 
The most common proof of insurance is an insurance certificate or ACORD form from your insurance agent. The form must show all of the following:

  • All applicant(s) as the named insured
  • Business address (not just the mailing address)
  • Liquor liability insurance
  • Coverage of at least $300,000
  • Coverage must be current 
  • OLCC is listed as a certificate holder


Applicants for a Full On-Premises Sales license must: 

  • Read Law Orientation for Retailers
  • Read the Law Orientation Affirmation
  • Take and pass an Alcohol Server Education course: If you are applying as a legal entity (corporation or LLC) you must choose a person (server education designee) to take and pass the course on behalf of the legal entity. The server education designee must be a person with the authority to set, implement or change the licensee's practices for selling and serving alcoholic beverages (usually an owner or a manager). 


A Temporary Use of an Annual License (TUAL) allows a Full On-Premises Sales licensee to:

  • Sell and serve distilled spirits, malt beverages, wine, and cider for consumption on the special event licensed premises

Fee: For license days October 1, 2019 and after, the fee is $10 per license day.

Temporary Use of an Annual License


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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