Liquor License Laws and Moratoriums
Find liquor license laws, Wards with moratoriums and Sunday Sales Exceptions.
Ordinance 68536 governs liquor laws for the City of St. Louis.
Wards with Moratoriums
Legislation by ward that places restrictions on new liquor licenses. The wards in the table below are the wards from the old 28-ward system, which was in place when the ordinances went into effect.
|Ward||Ordinance||Approved Date||Expiration Date||Notes|
|7th||69102||03/09/2012||Indefinite||No New 3am Closing Permits|
|9th||66227||03/30/2004||Indefinite||No New 3am Closing Permits|
|9th||66271||03/30/2004||Indefinite||No New 3am Closing Permits|
|14th||66227||03/30/2004||Indefinite||No New 3am Closing Permits|
|14th||66271||03/30/2004||Indefinite||No New 3am Closing Permits|
|20th||66227||03/30/2004||Indefinite||No New 3am Closing Permits|
|20th||66271||03/30/2004||Indefinite||No New 3am Closing Permits|
|21st||71045||11/13/2019||11/13/2024||No new liquor licenses|
|24th||68527||11/06/2009||Indefinite||No New 3am Closing Permits|
Sunday Liquor License Sales Exceptions
Only establishments with Sunday Liquor Licenses are able to sell liquor on Sunday (See Ordinance 68535 Section 14.03.040 (A) - Hours of operation—Sunday—Intoxicating liquor).
However, there are a few days during the year when establishments without Sunday Liquor Licenses may sell liquor on Sunday. Those days are:
- January 1st
- March 17th
- July 4th
- December 31st
- Sunday prior to Memorial Day
- Sunday prior to Labor Day
- Superbowl Sunday
On these days, intoxicating liquor by the drink may be sold under the provision of the license on that Sunday from the time and until the time which would be lawful on another day of the week.