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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ South Carolina Department of Revenue
Alcohol Beverage Licensing
PO Box 125
Columbia, SC 29214-0907

Phone: 803-898-5864

Report alcohol-related violations:

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Local Option Permit (LOP)

The Local Option Permit (LOP) authorizes the sale of liquor by the drink on Sundays from 12:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. and also on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for businesses already holding a Business (Restaurant or Hotel) Liquor by the Drink Permit. ​ This license is only issued in counties and municipalities that have approved Sunday sales of alcoholic liquors.

License ​renewal

The Local Option Permit may be obtained as needed (for each individual Sunday) or on an annual basis. 

​​ ​This license does NOT authorize:
  • The manufacturing, fermenting, brewing, or bottling of beer by the licensee
  • The sale or consumption of liquor
  • The distribution and sale of beer to retail locations
  • The retail sale of beer to customers for consumption or to-go

After logging in, scroll to the ABL account you need an LOP for under the Accounts tab, then select More Account Options​. On the next screen, select Apply for a Local Option Permit.​​

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​Application requirements and instructions​

First, it's important for you to review the general ABL applicant requirements listed on the ABL license directory page ​to make sure you are eligible to apply.

When you’re ready to apply, we recommend submitting your application using our free online tax portal, MyDORWAY. It’s faster and easier than completing a paper application, and you don’t have to worry about mail proc​essing or making a trip to one of our offices.​

  • ​License fee: $200 per Sunday or $3,050 per year

License requirements ​​
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Frequently asked questions

Review the FAQs below for answers to frequently asked questions about the Local Option Permit. Our Beer & Wine, Liquor​, ​and ​Operating an ABL Business​​ pages ​have ​additional helpful information.​


How do I know if my municipality is approved for Sunday sales?​

Related SC Code of Laws

  • SC Code Sections 61-6-2010​ – Outlines Local Option Permits