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Under 18: May serve beer and wine in sealed containers only. May not serve distilled spirits.
Over 18: May serve beer, wine and distilled spirits in open containers.
Note: Persons under the age of 21 may not be employed as Bartenders.
Beer and Wine Permits Generally
Beer and Wine Permits– Off Premises sales on Sundays (only in counties where the beer and wine referendum has passed pursuant to § 61-6-2010)
On Premise Beer and Wine Permit On Premises sales on Sundays (only in counties where the LOP referendum has passed pursuant to § 61-6-2010)
Business (Restaurant/Hotel/Motel) Liquor by the Drink License
Nonprofit Private Club Liquor by the Drink License
Special license allowing Sunday sales at restaurants/hotels/motels (only in counties where the LOP referendum has passed pursuant to § 61-6-2010)
Retail Liquor Stores
Establishments with a separate food service establishment
Wineries – Sundays
After the original ABL license and/or permit has been turned in to the SCDOR, the SCDOR will determine if a refund is due. A year or more must be left on the license when the SCDOR receives it in order to receive a refund. If you operate even one day into the next year a refund will not be granted. Your refund will equal one half of the amount of the biennial license fee. For example: if the license is set to expire on May 31, 2011, the SCDOR must have the original license in its possession no later than May 31, 2010. You will only receive a refund for the license(s) turned in, regardless of how many you have.
Once the original license and request for a refund has been received by the SCDOR, it will take 6-8 weeks for the refund to be processed. If you want your refund to be mailed to an address not on file with the SCDOR, please submit a request in writing with the mailing address your refund should be mailed to.
You will not be granted a refund for the following reasons:
NOTE: Filing fees for Special Events and LOPs are non-refundable.
In accordance with SC Code 61-6-1540 you may sell the following items:
(B) Retail dealers licensed pursuant to the provisions of this article may sell all wines in the stores or places of business covered by their respective licenses, whether declared alcoholic or non-alcoholic or non-intoxicating by the laws of this state. Wines containing more than sixteen percent of alcohol by volume may be sold only in licensed alcoholic liquor stores or in establishments licensed to sell and permit consumption of alcoholic liquors by the drink. The provisions of this section do not amend, alter, or modify the taxes imposed on wines or the collection and enforcement of these taxes.
The license you need for your event depends on what type of organization is holding the event and whether the products are being donated.
For Beer Tastings:
For Wine Tastings:
No more than two functions are permitted per year.
Retail liquor stores may conduct tastings provided:
Establishments holding liquor by the drink licenses may conduct tastings of alcoholic liquors and of wine containing in excess of 16% provided:
A holder of a valid micro-distillery or manufacturer license issued by the State may permit tastings and retail sales of the alcoholic liquors produced at the licensed premises subject to the following limitations:
Watercraft is understood to mean boats, vessels, and ships.
No statute exists in Title 61 of the South Carolina Code of Laws addressing the permitting of a watercraft for the sale, possession, and on-premises consumption of beer and wine. Therefore, for purposes of licensing we consider a watercraft as the premises. The licensed premises does not extend beyond the watercraft itself. The dock, land/lot, or out buildings are not included in the licensed premises. S.C. Code of Regulations 7-202.1.
No statute exists in Title 61 of the South Carolina Code of Laws addressing the licensing of a watercraft for the sale, possession, and on-premises consumption of alcoholic liquors. Therefore, for purposes of licensing we consider a watercraft as the premises and a floating restaurant. In order to license a watercraft as a restaurant the entity must be a business primarily engaged in the preparation and serving of meals. S.C. Constitution Article 8-A and S.C. Code Ann. §§61-6-20(2), 61-6-1610(A)(1). The licensed premises does not extend beyond the watercraft itself. The dock, land/lot, or out buildings are not included in the licensed premises. S.C. Code of Regulations 7-202.1.
The following requirements must be met to qualify as a business primarily engaged in the preparation and serving of meals:
Additional requirements necessary to license a watercraft for the sale, possession, and on-premises consumption of alcoholic liquors: