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Alcohol Licensing & Compliance

COVID-19 Business Continuity Information for Alcohol
A comprehensive list of information related to alcohol, liquor licensing, and compliance.

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Bottle Bill & Beverage Container Redemption Centers

OLCC has not been enforcing the requirement for retailers to accept empty beverage container returns, with the current period of non-enforcement running through May 31. Now that the Governor’s Phase I for reopening counties has been announced, OLCC will tie non-enforcement with that phase.
Two weeks after a county enters Phase 1 of the Governor’s plan to reopen Oregon, retailers in that county will be required to resume accepting empty beverage containers from customers, both through their reverse vending machines and by hand count. The number of empty containers retailers are required to accept remains the same as prior to the non-enforcement, either 24, 50, or 144 containers per person per day. Stores may limit hours from 8 AM to 6 PM except for 24-hour stores, which may limit their hours from 7 AM to 11 PM. OLCC will continue to not enforce the requirement to accept container returns for retailers in counties that have not entered Phase 1 until the time that they enter Phase 1.
Many people have been saving their empty beverage containers, and while we want to give customers a chance to return their accumulated containers, we also don’t want to cause unsafe conditions. Our industry partners, including Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative and Northwest Grocers Association, are creating systems to accommodate returns while maintaining physical distancing and other requirements to ensure the safety of customers and store personnel.

BottleDrop redemption centers, operated by the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative (OBRC), will remain open. OBRC will also continue to operate BottleDrop Express drop sites and dealer redemption centers.
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Marijuana Licensing & Compliance

A comprehensive list of information related to marijuana, marijuana licensing, and compliance.

      Latest Update: 
           Expired IDs as Acceptable ID (FAQs) (4/08/20)
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Contacting OLCC Staff 

In order to help contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Oregon Liquor Control Commission has closed its offices to the general public, and OLCC staff will be following the social distancing measures outlined in Governor Brown’s Executive Order No. 20-12.

If you need to make an appointment at OLCC headquarters in Portland, please call 503-872-5000. Click here for all other offices.

If you need to contact the OLCC for any reason, please use one of the email addresses below.  A member of our staff will reply to your email as soon as possible.
Marijuana Licensing: marijuana.licensing@oregon.gov

Marijuana Compliance and other marijuana-related inquiries: marijuana@oregon.gov

Liquor Licensing: olcc.liquorlicenseapplication@oregon.gov

Alcohol/Liquor Compliance: alcohol@oregon.gov

Liquor Stores & Distilled Spirits: olcc.retailservices@oregon.gov

Bottle Bill & Redemption Centers: olcc.bottlebill@oregon.gov

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What Do I Do If My Employee is Sick? (Guidance for Alcohol and Marijuana Licensees)

OLCC Covid-19 Rumor Control 

Executive Order 20-07
Prohibiting On-Premises Consumption of Food or Drink and Gatherings of More Than 25 People

Executive Order 20-12

Stay At Home, Save Lives; Social Distancing

Oregon Coronavirus Information & Resources; All Executive Orders

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