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COVID-19 Business Continuity Information - Alcohol

NEW! Drinks To-Go - In an effort to provide economic relief to Oregon's hospitality industry, the Governor will be signing into law Senate Bill 1801 which temporarily enables Full-On-Premises Sales licensees to sell cocktails and single servings of wine to-go. Get more information about Drinks To-Go in Oregon.

Risk and Protection Framework

The state is using a four-tier risk based assessment for allowing business and social activity. This guidance includes specific requirements based on a county's risk level.



Distillery Agents -
Authorized distillery agents (distilleries with tasting rooms) may deliver distilled spirits they manufacture to consumers at their homes and curbside. Details about what is allowed are in the Distillery Retail Outlet Agent operations manual.

Liquor Store Agents - Liquor store agents may deliver distilled spirits curbside and to consumers at their homes after an in-person, in-store purchase. Details about what is allowed are in the Retail Operations manual.

Effective December 24, 2020, Senate Bill 1801 temporarily enables Full-On-Premises Sales licensees to sell cocktails and single servings of wine to-go.

Go to: Drinks To-Go for more information .

 

​​​​​1. Permanent Expansion: If you want to expand your premises for more than 180 consecutive days, click here to apply.

2. Limited Expansion: if you want to expand your premises for 180 days or less or not all days of the week, read

                a. OAR 845-005-0329(3) if the area is not continuous with your current premises, or 

                b. OAR 845-005-0331(3) if the area is continuous with your current premises.

​​Licensees that meet all the requirements in the rule that applies to the area the licensee is proposing to use as a part of the licensed premises DO NOT NEED TO SUBMIT THE APPLICATION TO EXPAND SERVICE AREA.  Instead you must follow the requirements in the rule that applies to your new area.

Note that if the licensee is expanding into an outdoor area that is not continuous with the current licensed premises, in addition to all laws and rules that you must normally follow, you must also follow OAR 845-006-0309.​


The Oregon Liquor Control Commission, Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Board of Pharmacy, Business Oregon, and Oregon Department of Agriculture, with the help of Moda Health, have set up a coordinated effort to address the need for making hand sanitizer in Oregon.

Businesses in Oregon that already have an OLCC-issued distillery license and a permit from the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) can work together to coordinate sourcing of raw materials, production of ethanol, and procuring containers for finished hand sanitizer product.

Hand Sanitizer Resource Guide for Oregon


OLCC amended OAR 845-006-0425 - Hours of Sale. to allow Off-Premises Sales licensees to sell malt beverages, wine, and cider to consumers beginning at 6:00 am. The OLCC took this action to accommodate the interest in creating space for Off-Premises Sales licensees (i.e. grocery stores) to offer “vulnerable populations-only" shopping period prior to the standard legal hours for sale of 7:00 am – 2:30 am.


OLCC is allowing licensees to choose whether or not to maintain continuous coverage of Liquor Liability Insurance as allowed by OAR 845-005-0400(10). (Eff. 4/22/20)


Third-Party E-Commerce Operators

Malt Beverage (Beer) Disposal (Fact Sheet)

Delayed payment of (beer & wine) privilege tax
  • Privilege Tax reports are still due on the designated due dates, however, we are extending the payment of tax and waiving the penalty and interest for up to  90 days when an email is sent requesting this.  Please submit your reports as scheduled and you may send an email requesting the payment extension to olcc.privilegetax@oregon.gov


  • OAR 845-006-0481 - Requiring written notice of reason for licensee closure and estimated repopen date (Rule suspension effective April 3, 2020)


Virtual Wine Tastings (Fact Sheet) - 4/24/20

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Contact

Alcohol Service Permits:
olcc.servicepermits@oregon.gov
Liquor Licensing: olcc.liquorlicenseapplication@oregon.gov

Alcohol/Liquor Compliance:
alcohol@oregon.gov

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

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