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COVID-19 Business Continuity Information

IMPORTANT!

The OLCC has modified its business operations to safely accommodate licensees and the general public during the COVID-19 outbreak.

- Alcohol Licensing & Compliance
- Marijuana Licensing & Compliance

Contact

If you need to make an appointment:
OLCC headquarters, Portland 503-872-5000
All OLCC Offices

If you need to contact the OLCC for any reason, please use one of the email links below.

A member of our staff will reply to your email as soon as possible.

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

Through May 31, OLCC did not enforce the requirement for retailers to accept empty beverage container returns. With the Governor's reopening plan underway, OLCC will link compliance enforcement to the phase a county is in (Baseline, Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3).

  • Baseline Phase
    • 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.
  • Phase One
    • 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. 
  • Phase Two
    • Two weeks after counties have entered Phase 2, retailers in those counties may limit hours from 8 AM to 8 PM, except for 24-hour stores, which may continue to limit their hours from 7 AM to 11 PM.
    • 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.

Find the date each county entered each phase and the date required for resumptions to have begun: Date By County for Bottle Bill Redemption Return (10/12/2020).

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.


COVID-19 Business Continuity Information - Marijuana
A comprehensive list of information related to marijuana, marijuana licensing, and compliance.


IMPORTANT!!
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


Other Resources

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

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