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Weekly Beer Sales (Off-premises; on and off-premises)
Ohio law provides three types of local liquor option elections which affect the weekly sale of beer. By using the precinct wide process, local liquor option petitioners can seek to permit or prohibit beer sales privileges through the week using petition Form 5-A. Another local liquor option process to permit or prohibit weekly beer sales includes the “Limited Effect” local liquor option using petition Form 5-P. And finally, Ohio law permits local option petitioners the privilege to seek beer sales in dry areas in a “Particular Location” local liquor option election using petition Form 5-R. Remember, the processes outlined here must be followed to the letter of the law. It’s simply not enough to go out and gather voter signatures on a petition if you fail to complete the other steps in the process.
The petitioner must select which local liquor option question(s) to place on the ballot. Most local option petitioners will select the Particular Location local option because it is specific to their place of business. However, there are situations when this single question may not be the best choice, as in the case of a commercial development project seeking to attract 2 or more permit premise locations. The precinct wide local liquor option questions are described below.
Explanation: Question #1 (Form 5-A) allows or prohibits the weekly sale of beer (Monday - Saturday ONLY) for off-premise carry-out sales. This question is typically used by carry-outs, grocery stores and convenience stores.
(2) “Shall the sale of beer as defined in section 4305.08 of the Revised Code under permits which authorize sale for on-premises consumption only, and under permits which authorize sale for both on-premises and off-premises consumption, be permitted in this precinct?”
Explanation: Question #2 (Form 5-A) allows or prohibits the weekly sale of beer (Monday - Saturday ONLY) for both on-premise only sales and off-premise carry-out and on-premise sales. This question is typically used by applicants for D class permits such as a deli or pizza shop to allow on-premise sales by the drink and carry-out sales by the package. An example of an on-premise only D class permit is a class D-4 permit for private clubs.
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