Special Event Permits: This permit is issued for events, held at any location, where alcoholic beverages are served as an incidental part of the event for payment rendered or are supplied as part of a general admission or other type fee. Special event permits are for a maximum duration of 3 consecutive days only, and no more than 12 special event permits can be obtained by any one person within a single calendar year. Wholesale dealers may deliver alcoholic beverages to the special event location up to 2 days prior to the effective date on the special event permit. Special event permits shall not be issued to any person or entity that has had an alcoholic beverage permit revoked within 2 years prior to the application date.
Special event permits are retail permits and cannot be issued to any alcoholic beverage manufacturer, wholesale dealer, homebrewer, or to any association with a membership that is primarily comprised of alcoholic beverage manufacturers, wholesale dealers and/or homebrewers.
There are 3 Types of Special Event Permits:
Type A special event permits shall be issued only to nonprofit organizations with tax exempt status under the United States Internal Revenue Code, Sections 501(c)(3), 501(c)(6) and 501(c)(8), where no transactions exist, whether directly or indirectly, between the licensed tax exempt organizations and any disqualified person as defined by the United States Internal Revenue Code Section 4958(f) or any similar subsequent provision. There is no fee for this permit.
Type B special event permits shall be issued only to nonprofit organization, which are able to provide written proof of their tax exempt status, but are unable to show written proof of their tax exempt status under the United States Internal Revenue Code, Sections 501(c)(3), 501(c)(6) or 501(c)(8) and no transactions exist, whether directly or indirectly, between the licensed tax exempt organizations and any disqualified person as defined by the United States Internal Revenue Code Section 4958(f) or any similar subsequent provision. There is a $10.00 fee for this permit.
Type C special event permits shall be issued to persons holding events where alcoholic beverages are sold or supplied as part of a general admission or other type fee, but who do not meet the requirements for Type A or Type B temporary permits. There is a $100.00 fee for this permit.
Homebrew means the brewing of beer, mead and other alcoholic beverages through fermentation in a residence or other authorized facility by a person of the lawful age to purchase alcoholic beverages on a small scale, not to exceed one hundred gallons per calendar year for a household with one resident of the lawful age to purchase alcoholic beverages or two hundred gallons for a household with two or more residents of the lawful age to purchase alcoholic beverages as a hobby for personal consumption by that person or his or her family, neighbors, guest and friends.
Homebrew shall not be sold or offered for sale and the person who makes the homebrew or any association of persons who make the homebrew shall not receive any compensation or any other thing of value, whether directly or indirectly, other than trophies, plaques, certificates, ribbons, medals or similar awards of nominal value, from any club meetings, organized affairs, exhibitions, competitions or other events where the homebrew is sampled in accordance with the sampling regulations.
Homebrew can be served or sampled in the following three ways:
- By the homebrewer to his family, neighbors, guests or friends at his residence or other facility authorized under the federal regulations – No ATC permit is required.
- At homebrew club meetings, organized affairs, exhibitions or competitions held on the premises of a Class A permit holder (restaurants or bars) where the permit holder has obtained the free special homebrew permit where homebrew is not served to the general public or patrons of the restaurant or bar, and where no fee is charged to attend the club meetings, organized affairs, exhibitions or competitions held at the retail outlet - The Class A (restaurant or bar) permit holder must obtain a homebrew permit. There is no fee for this permit and the application is included in the special event application.
- For any other noncommercial reasons at special events where a special event permit has been obtained by the holder of the special event (not the homebrewer). Homebrew can only be sampled at special events in accordance with the current sampling regulations. – The person or entity holding the event obtains a special event permit and no additional homebrew permit is needed. Participating homebrewers should submit a “Notice to Conduct Sampling” and shall comply with all other sampling regulations.