Liquor License Laws and Moratoriums

Find liquor license laws, Wards with moratoriums and Sunday Sales Exceptions.

Liquor Laws

Ordinance 68536 governs liquor laws for the City of St. Louis.

Wards with Moratoriums

Legislation by Ward that places restrictions on new liquor licenses.
 
Wards with Moratoriums and Related Ordinances
Ward Ordinance Approved Date Expiration Date  Notes
1st 70558 04/28/2017 04/28/2020  
3rd 70678 09/22/2017 09/22/2020  
3rd 70573 07/10/2017 07/10/2022  
4th 70780 06/18/2018 06/18/2021  
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 
18th

70402

11/23/2016

11/23/2019

 
19th 70445 02/08/2017 02/08/2020  
19th 70401 11/23/2016 11/23/2019 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 
21th 71045 11/13/2019 11/13/2024 No new liquor licenses
24th 68527 11/06/2009 Indefinite No New 3am Closing Permits
27th 70670 11/22/2017 11/22/2020  No Package Licenses (Drink Only if a Restaurant Establishment)
28th 70807 07/10/2018 07/10/2021 No New 3am for 3 Years

 

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 a few days during the year when establishment 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.

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