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R81. Alcoholic Beverage Control, Administration.

Rule R81-10. Off-Premise Beer Retailers.

As in effect on January 1, 2020

Table of Contents

R81-10-1. Separation of Alcoholic Beverages from Non-Alcoholic Beverages and Required Signage.

(1) Authority and General Purpose. This rule is pursuant to 32B-7-202(6)(a)(ii) that requires:

(a) an off-premise beer retailer to prominently display a sign in each area where beer is sold, an easily readable sign that reads in print that is no smaller than .5 inches, bold type, "These beverages contain alcohol. Please read the label carefully," and requires the commission to define by rule the format of the sign.

(2) Application of the Rule.

(a) Sign requirements.

(i) The sign required by 32B-7-202(6)(a)(ii) must be:

(A) prominently posted in all areas where beer is sold;

(B) easily readable by the consumer;

(C) in print that is no smaller than .5 inches, bold type.

(ii) The print on the sign must be clearly readable and on a solid, contrasting background.

(iii) The size of the sign, and the size of the print must be sufficiently large so as to be readable, and clearly and unambiguously convey to a consumer that the beverage products displayed in that area contain alcohol. In no instance may the sign be smaller than 8.5 inches x 3.5 inches.

(iv) Additional signs may be necessary depending on the size and type of display area. For example, an entire aisle devoted to beer products may require more than one sign to adequately inform the consumer.

R81-10-2. Off-Premise Beer Retailer State License and Master Off-Premise Beer Retailer State License.

(1) Authority and General Purpose. This rule is pursuant to 32B-2-202(1)(c) which requires the commission to set policy by written rules that establishes criteria and for issuing and denying licenses and 32B-7-408, which authorizes the commission to make rules establishing how a person may apply for a master off-premise beer retailer state license.

(2) No license application will be included on the agenda of a monthly commission meeting for consideration for issuance of a license until in accordance with 32B-7-404(2):

(a) The applicant has submitted a complete application to the department in accordance with 32B-7-402 or 32B-7-408; and

(b) the department has completed an investigation and inspected the proposed licensed premises.

(c) A "complete application" includes the department's application form and all supplemental materials listed on the department's application checklist.

(3)(a) All application requirements of Subsection (2)(a) must be filed with the department no later than the 10th day of the month in order for the application to be included on that month's commission meeting agenda unless the 10th day of the month is a Saturday, Sunday, or state or federal holiday, in which case all application requirements of Subsection (2)(a) must be filed on the next business day after the 10th day of the month.

(b) An incomplete application will be returned to the applicant.

(c) A completed application filed after the deadline in Subsection (3)(a) will not be considered by the commission that month, but will be included on the agenda of the commission meeting the following month.

(4) Subsection (2)(a) does not preclude the commission from considering an application for a conditional license under the terms and conditions of 32B-7-406.


alcoholic beverages

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

September 25, 2019

Notice of Continuation

May 23, 2018

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

32B-1-102; 32B-7-202; 32B-7-401

Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R81, please contact the promulgating agency (Alcoholic Beverage Control, Administration). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.