City of Richmond, MO
Ray County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Article I In General

Section 600.010 Definitions.

Section 600.020 Unauthorized Liquor.

Section 600.030 Time, Hours of Sale.

Section 600.040 Prohibited Sales.

Section 600.050 Proximity to School, Church.

Section 600.060 Responsibility for Acts of Employees.

Section 600.070 Possession of Illegal Liquor Prohibited.

Section 600.080 Consumption of Intoxicating Liquor on Premises May Be Prohibited by Owner.

Section 600.090 Purchase by Minors.

Section 600.095 Minors in Possession by Consumption.

Section 600.100 Persons Eighteen Years of Age or Older May Sell or Handle Liquor or Beer, When.

Section 600.110 Misrepresentation of Age.

Section 600.120 Purchase for Minors.

Section 600.130 Entry Onto Premises by Minors.

Section 600.140 Open Containers of Intoxicating Liquor — Where Prohibited — Penalty.

Article II License

Section 600.150 Required.

Section 600.160 Exception for Druggist, May Possess Intoxicating Liquor for Medicinal Purposes.

Section 600.170 Qualifications of Applicant.

Section 600.180 Annexed Licensee.

Section 600.190 Application for License.

Section 600.200 Fees.

Section 600.210 Regulations for Persons Operating Premises Where Food, Beverages or Entertainment Are Sold — Fee for Sunday Sale of Liquor by a Restaurant Bar.

Section 600.220 Time Fixed for Opening and Closing Premises — Closed Place Defined.

Section 600.230 Application for Renewal.

Section 600.240 Proration — Renewal of Licenses.

Section 600.250 Granting of License.

Section 600.260 Duration.

Section 600.270 Transfer — Generally.

Section 600.280 Transfer — Death of Licensee Under Unexpired License.

Section 600.290 Transfer — Removal of License to Other Location.

Section 600.300 Procedure When License Lost or Destroyed.

Section 600.310 Procedures Relative to Discontinuance, Abandonment of License.

Section 600.320 Premises Must Be Kept Clean and Sanitary.

Section 600.330 Beer Licensee Not to Serve Setups or Permit Possession or Consumption of Hard Liquor.

Section 600.340 Suspension or Revocation.

Section 600.350 Suspension of Liquor Licenses by Mayor's Proclamation.

Section 600.010 Definitions.

[CC 1974 §3-1; Ord. No. 823 §3, 2-7-1973]
For the purposes of this Chapter, the following terms are defined as follows:
CHURCH
Any building or structure regularly and primarily used as a place of worship by any organized religious society, organization or congregation, regardless of whether or not such building or structure was originally designed and constructed for such purposes.
CLOSED PLACE
A place where all doors are locked and where no patrons are in the place or about the premises.
CLUBS
The clubs which shall be entitled to a license shall be regularly incorporated associations, not for profit, under the laws of the State, organized for the sole purpose as benevolent, charitable or social, having regular dues-paying members; however, any incorporated associations organized for the sole reason of selling alcoholic liquor shall not be entitled to a license.
DWELLING
Any place that is regularly or irregularly used as a place of repose, sleep or rest, or any place containing a bed, cot, divan, couch or any other article of furniture on which an adult person may recline; however, this shall not include premises used as a hotel or hotel room.
FRONTS
As applied to the location of liquor establishments, shall refer to the street upon which the principal entrance of such liquor establishment is located.
INTOXICATING LIQUOR
Alcohol for beverage purposes, alcoholic, spirituous, vinous, fermented, malt, or other liquors, or combination of liquors, a part of which is spirituous, vinous, or fermented, and all preparations or mixtures for beverage purposes, containing in excess of one-half of one percent (.5%) by volume except for non-intoxicating beer as defined in this Section.
MALT LIQUOR
Liquor, including any beer manufactured from pure hops, or pure extract of hops, and pure barley malt, or other wholesome grains or cereals, and wholesome yeast and pure water, free from all harmful substances, preservatives and adulterants, and having an alcoholic content in excess of three and two-tenths percent (3.2%) by weight, and not in excess of five percent (5%) by weight.
MANAGING OFFICER
Any person who is in active management and control, who may be designated by the corporation as the managing officer and who may be eligible as an individual to receive a license for the sale of intoxicating liquor.
NON-INTOXICATING BEER
Any beer made from pure hops, or pure extract of hops, and pure barley malt, or other wholesome grains or cereals, and wholesome yeast and pure water, free from all harmful substances, adulterations and preservatives, and having an alcoholic content of more than one-half of one percent (0.5%) by volume and not exceeding three and two-tenths percent (3.2%) alcohol by weight.
ORIGINAL PACKAGE
At least one (1) container of not less than eight (8) ounces of any intoxicating liquor containing in excess of five percent (5%) alcohol by volume, or three (3) or more standard containers of malt liquor or non-intoxicating beer.
PREMISES
The place where a person will conduct the selling of liquor, which may be one (1) room, a building comprising several rooms or a building with surrounding land, and should be so set out and described in the application for license. Partitions may be run through a building which would make two (2) separate premises, which must be separate and distinct from each other and capable of being individually described in the license. There should also be a separate entrance to the front of each, and each should have a separate address.
RESTAURANT BAR
Any establishment having a restaurant or similar facility on the premises at least fifty percent (50%) of the gross income of which is derived from the sale of prepared meals or food consumed on such premises or which has an annual gross income of at least two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000.00) from the sale of prepared meals or food consumed on such premises.
SCHOOL
Any place which is regularly used as a public, private, parochial, elementary, high or professional school.

Section 600.020 Unauthorized Liquor.

[CC 1974 §3-2; Ord. No. 823 §7, 2-7-1973]
It shall be unlawful for the holder of any license authorized by this Chapter for the sale of intoxicating liquor at retail by the drink for consumption on the premises where sold, to keep or secrete or allow any other person to keep or secrete in or upon the premises described in such license any intoxicating liquor other than the kind expressly authorized to be sold by such license.

Section 600.030 Time, Hours of Sale.

[CC 1974 §3-3; Ord. No. 823 §9, 2-7-1973; Ord. No. 1297 §2, 6-3-1987; Ord. No. 1345 §2, 8-24-1988]
A. 
No person having a license under this law, nor any employee of such person, except as provided in Subsection (B) of this Section, shall sell, give away, or otherwise dispose of, or suffer the same to be done upon or about his/her premises, any intoxicating liquor in any quantity between the hours of 1:30 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. on weekdays and between the hours of 1:30 A.M. Sunday and 6:00 A.M. Monday. If the person has a license to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink, his/her premises shall be and remain a closed place as defined in this Section between the hours of 1:30 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. on weekdays and between the hours of 1:30 A.M. Sunday and 6:00 A.M. Monday. Where such licenses authorizing the sale of intoxicating liquor by the drink are held by clubs or hotels, this Section shall apply only to the room or rooms in which intoxicating liquor is dispensed; and where such licenses are held by restaurants whose business is conducted in one (1) room only and substantial quantities of food and merchandise other than intoxicating liquors are dispensed, then the licensee shall keep securely locked during the hours and on the days specified in this Section all refrigerators, cabinets, cases, boxes and taps from which intoxicating liquor is dispensed. A "closed place" is defined to mean a place where all doors are locked and where no patrons are in the place or about the premises.
B. 
Any person licensed pursuant to Section 600.200 shall not be permitted to sell, give away, or otherwise dispose of, or suffer the same to be done upon or about his/her premises, any intoxicating liquor in any quantity between the hours of 1:30 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. on weekdays and between the hours of 1:30 A.M. Sunday and 6:00 A.M. Monday.
C. 
No person having a license under this Chapter for the sale of non-intoxicating beer, nor any employee of such person, shall sell, give away or otherwise dispose of, or suffer the same to be done, upon or about his/her premises, any non-intoxicating beer in any quantity between the hours of 1:30 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. on any day of the week.

Section 600.040 Prohibited Sales.

[CC 1974 §3-4; Ord. No. 823 §10, 2-7-1973]
A. 
No person or his/her employees shall sell or supply intoxicating liquor or permit same to be sold or supplied to a habitual drunkard or to any person who is under or apparently under the influence of intoxicating liquor.
B. 
Intoxicating liquor shall not be given, sold or otherwise supplied to any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years, but this shall not apply to the supplying of intoxicating liquor to a person of said age for medicinal purposes only, or by the parent or guardian of such person, or to the administering of intoxicating liquor to such person by a physician.
C. 
No wholesale licensee shall deliver or cause intoxicating liquors, wines or non-intoxicating beer to be delivered to any premises unless there shall be prominently displayed therein a license issued by the City Council to the person purchasing such liquor, beer or wine, designating such purchaser as a person licensed to sell on said premises the kind of liquor or beer he/she is about to deliver.

Section 600.050 Proximity to School, Church.

[CC 1974 §3-5; Ord. No. 823 §12, 2-7-1973]
No license shall be granted for the sale of intoxicating liquor within one hundred (100) feet of the premises of any school or church, unless the applicant for such license shall first obtain the consent in writing of the majority of the board of directors of such school or the consent in writing of such church, except that when a school, church or place of worship shall hereafter be established within one hundred (100) feet of any place of business licensed to sell intoxicating liquor, the license shall not be denied for lack of consent in writing as herein provided.

Section 600.060 Responsibility for Acts of Employees.

[CC 1974 §3-10; Ord. No. 823 §7, 2-7-1973]
Licensees under this Chapter are at all times responsible for the conduct of their business and are at all times directly responsible for any act or conduct of any employee on the premises which is in violation of the intoxicating liquor laws or the non-intoxicating beer laws or the regulations of the ordinances of the City.

Section 600.070 Possession of Illegal Liquor Prohibited.

A. 
No person shall possess intoxicating liquor in any quantity for any purpose in the State of Missouri which has not been lawfully manufactured.
B. 
No person shall possess intoxicating liquor within the State of Missouri for sale in any quantity, or for any other purpose in any quantity, in excess of five (5) gallons, unless the required inspection, labeling or gauging fee or license has been paid thereon, except that persons licensed by the Supervisor of Liquor Control as manufacturers, blenders, or distillers of intoxicating liquor may possess intoxicating liquor in this State in bulk without having paid the fees above referred to when it is to be used only in manufacturing, blending, or distilling intoxicating liquor, and subject to such regulations as the Supervisor of Liquor Control may prescribe to safeguard the fees due the State of Missouri. Persons licensed as manufacturers, blenders, distillers, and wholesalers whose licensed premises are within the State of Missouri may possess in United States government bonded warehouses located in this State intoxicating liquors which have been bottled in United States government bond without first paying the fees subject to such regulations as the Supervisor of Liquor Control may prescribe to safeguard the fees due this State when the liquor is withdrawn from said warehouse for sale or storage in this State outside of a United States internal revenue bonded warehouse. Wholesalers licensed by the Supervisor of Liquor Control whose licensed premises are within the State of Missouri may possess in United States customs bonded warehouses in this State intoxicating liquors without first paying the fees above referred to subject to regulations prescribed by the Supervisor of Liquor Control to safeguard the fees due the State of Missouri when the liquor is withdrawn from a United States customs bonded warehouse for sale or storage in this State outside of a United States customs bonded warehouse.

Section 600.080 Consumption of Intoxicating Liquor on Premises May Be Prohibited by Owner. [1]

[CC 1974 §3-15; Ord. No. 823 §15, 2-7-1973]
No intoxicating liquor shall be drunk, consumed or publicly exhibited in a public dining room, lunchroom, soda fountain or any place where meals or lunches and soft drinks are served, where the owner or manager exhibits in the premises signs or placards to the effect that intoxicating liquor may not be drunk in or about the premises, which signs or placards shall be of sufficient size and in sufficient number to be easily discernible to the general public.
[1]
Cross Reference — As to minors at house parties, see §215.745.

Section 600.090 Purchase by Minors.

Any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years, who purchases or attempts to purchase, or has in his/her possession, any intoxicating liquor as defined in Section 311.020, RSMo., is guilty of a ordinance violation. For purposes of prosecution under this Section or any other provision of this Chapter involving an alleged illegal sale or transfer of intoxicating liquor to a person under twenty-one (21) years of age, a manufacturer-sealed container describing that there is intoxicating liquor therein need not be opened or the contents therein tested to verify that there is intoxicating liquor in such container. The alleged violator may allege that there was not intoxicating liquor in such container, but the burden of proof of such allegation is on such person, as it shall be presumed that such a sealed container describing that there is intoxicating liquor therein contains intoxicating liquor.

Section 600.095 Minors in Possession by Consumption.

[Ord. No. 2103, 11-12-2008]
A. 
No person under the age of twenty-one (21) shall consume intoxicating liquor, non-intoxicating beer or beer of any alcoholic content whatsoever.
B. 
Possession by consumption may be determined by speech, manner, appearance, behavior, lack of coordination or other indicators that the minor is under the influence of liquor, non-intoxicating beer or beer of any alcoholic content whatsoever.
C. 
For the purpose of determining the alcoholic content of a person's blood under this provision, any Law Enforcement Officer who has the power to arrest may administer a chemical test of any person over sixteen (16) years of age and less than twenty-one (21) years of age suspected of consuming alcohol. Chemical tests may include, but are not limited to, use of a portable breath tester and blood alcohol content instrument.
D. 
A minor shall not be considered in possession if it can be shown that the alcohol consumed was given for medicinal purposes by a parent, guardian, physician or dentist, or such liquor was being used in connection with religious services and the amount consumed is the minimal amount necessary for the religious service.

Section 600.100 Persons Eighteen Years of Age or Older May Sell or Handle Liquor or Beer, When.

A. 
Except as provided in Subsections (B), (C) and (D) of this Section, no person under the age of twenty-one (21) years shall sell or assist in the sale or dispensing of intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer.
B. 
In any place of business licensed in accordance with this Chapter, persons at least eighteen (18) years of age may stock, arrange displays, operate the cash register or scanner connected to a cash register and accept payment for, and sack for carryout, intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer. Delivery of intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer away from the licensed business premises cannot be performed by anyone under the age of twenty-one (21) years. Any licensee who employs any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years, as authorized by this Subsection, shall, when at least fifty percent (50%) of the licensee's gross sales does not consist of non-alcoholic sales, have an employee twenty-one (21) years of age or older on the licensed premises during all hours of operation.
C. 
In any distillery, warehouse, wholesale distributorship, or similar place of business which stores or distributes intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer but which does not sell intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer at retail, persons at least eighteen (18) years of age may be employed and their duties may include the handling of intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer for all purposes except consumption, sale at retail, or dispensing for consumption or sale at retail. Any wholesaler licensed pursuant to this Chapter may employ persons of at least eighteen (18) years of age to rotate, stock and arrange displays at retail establishments licensed to sell intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer.
D. 
Persons eighteen (18) years of age or older may, when acting in the capacity of a waiter or waitress, accept payment for or serve intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer in places of business which sell food for consumption on the premises if at least fifty percent (50%) of all sales in those places consists of food; provided that nothing in this Section shall authorize persons under twenty-one (21) years of age to mix or serve across the bar intoxicating beverages or non-intoxicating beer.

Section 600.110 Misrepresentation of Age.

A. 
Any person of the age of seventeen (17) years and under the age of twenty-one (21) years who shall represent that he/she has attained the age of twenty-one (21) years for the purpose of purchasing, asking for or in any way receiving any intoxicating liquor, except in cases authorized by law, shall upon conviction be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. Any person under the age of seventeen (17) years who shall represent that he/she has attained the age of twenty-one (21) years for the purpose of purchasing, asking for or in any way receiving any intoxicating liquor, except in cases authorized by law, may be considered a delinquent child and may be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 211, RSMo.
B. 
In addition to any other penalties established in Subsection (A) of this Section and established in Sections 577.500 to 577.530, RSMo., any person who is less than twenty-one (21) years of age who uses a reproduced, modified or altered chauffeur's license, motor vehicle operator's license, identification card issued by any uniformed service of the United States, passport or identification card established in Section 302.181, RSMo., for the purpose of purchasing, asking for or in any way receiving any intoxicating liquor, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be subject to a fine of five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each separate offense.

Section 600.120 Purchase for Minors.

[CC 1974 §3-18; Ord. No. 823 §20, 2-7-1973]
It shall be unlawful for any person to purchase or in any way secure intoxicating liquor, beer or non-intoxicating beer for any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years except a parent or guardian of such minor, or a physician administering intoxicating liquor, beer or non-intoxicating beer as a part of medical treatment.

Section 600.130 Entry Onto Premises by Minors.

[CC 1974 §3-19; Ord. No. 823 §20, 2-7-1973; Ord. No. 964 §1, 7-20-1977]
It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years to enter the premises of a permittee holding an unlimited sales by drink permit or a malt liquor sales by drink permit under this Chapter, which permittee shall have posted conspicuously in his/her place of business a sign to the effect that minors, unaccompanied by either their parent or legal guardian, are not to enter the premises.

Section 600.140 Open Containers of Intoxicating Liquor — Where Prohibited — Penalty. [1]

[CC 1974 §3-22; Ord. No. 1287 §§2 — 3, 9-17-1986]
It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, offer for sale or give away, drink, consume or expose to view (except in the original package properly wrapped) any open container of intoxicating liquor, malt liquor or non-intoxicating beer, in or upon any public street, boulevard, avenue, alley or in any public conveyance, or in any automobile, truck or any motor vehicle, wagon, buggy or carriage while in or upon any public street, boulevard, avenue or alley in the City.
[1]
Cross References — Motor vehicles and traffic, Title III; streets and sidewalks, ch. 510.
[1]
Cross Reference — Licenses and business regulations, ch. 605.

Section 600.150 Required.

[CC 1974 §3-32; Ord. No. 823 §4, 2-7-1973]
It is hereby declared to be unlawful for any person, whether by himself/herself or through the use of agents or servants, to engage in the sale or distribution of intoxicating liquors or non-intoxicating beer within the City without first having taken out and obtained a license authorizing such sale or distribution in compliance with the terms of this Article.

Section 600.160 Exception for Druggist, May Possess Intoxicating Liquor for Medicinal Purposes.

Any druggist may have in his/her possession intoxicating liquor purchased by him/her from a licensed vendor under a license pursuant to this law, or intoxicating liquor lawfully acquired at the place of acquisition and legally transported into this State, and lawfully inspected, gauged and labeled as provided for in this law; such intoxicating liquor to be used in connection with the business of a druggist, in compounding medicines or as a solvent or preservant; provided, that nothing in this law shall prevent a regularly licensed druggist, after he/she procures a license therefor in compliance with this law, from selling intoxicating liquor in the original packages, but not to be drunk or the packages opened on the premises where sold; and provided further, that nothing in this Chapter shall be construed as limiting the right of a physician to prescribe intoxicating liquor in accordance with his/her professional judgment for any patient at any time, or prevent a druggist from selling intoxicating liquor to a person on prescription from a regularly licensed physician as above provided.

Section 600.170 Qualifications of Applicant.

A. 
No person shall be granted a license hereunder unless such person is of good moral character and a qualified legal voter and a taxpaying citizen of the county, town, city or village, nor shall any corporation be granted a license hereunder unless the managing officer of such corporation is of good moral character and a qualified legal voter and taxpaying citizen of the county, town, city or village; and no person shall be granted a license or permit hereunder whose license as such dealer has been revoked, or who has been convicted, since the ratification of the twenty-first amendment to the Constitution of the United States, of a violation of the provisions of any law applicable to the manufacture or sale of intoxicating liquor, or who employs in his/her business as such dealer, any person whose license has been revoked or who has been convicted of violating such law since the date aforesaid; provided, that nothing in this section contained shall prevent the issuance of licenses to nonresidents of Missouri or foreign corporations for the privilege of selling to duly licensed wholesalers and soliciting orders for the sale of intoxicating liquors to, by or through a duly licensed wholesaler, within this state.
B. 
Additional Qualifications.
1. 
No person, partnership or corporation shall be qualified for a license under this law if such person, any member of such partnership, or such corporation, or any officer, director, or any stockholder owning, legally or beneficially, directly or indirectly, ten percent or more of the stock of such corporation, or other financial interest therein, or ten percent or more of the interest in the business for which the person, partnership or corporation is licensed, or any person employed in the business licensed under this law shall have had a license revoked under this law or shall have been convicted of violating the provisions of any law applicable to the manufacture or sale of intoxicating liquor since the ratification of the twenty-first amendment to the Constitution of the United States, or shall not be a person of good moral character.
2. 
No license issued under this Chapter or Chapter 312, RSMo., shall be denied, suspended, revoked or otherwise affected based solely on the fact that an employee of the licensee has been convicted of a felony unrelated to the manufacture or sale of intoxicating liquor so long as any such employee does not directly participate in retail sales of intoxicating liquor. Each employer shall report the identity of any employee convicted of a felony to the division of liquor control. The division of liquor control shall promulgate rules to enforce the provisions of this subdivision.
3. 
No wholesaler license shall be issued to a corporation for the sale of intoxicating liquor containing alcohol in excess of five percent (5%) by weight, except to a resident corporation as defined in this Section.
C. 
A "resident corporation" is defined to be a corporation incorporated under the laws of this State, all the officers and directors of which, and all the stockholders, who legally and beneficially own or control sixty percent (60%) or more of the stock in amount and in voting rights, shall be qualified legal voters and taxpaying citizens of the county and municipality in which they reside and who shall have been bona fide residents of the State for a period of three (3) years continuously immediately prior to the date of filing of application for a license, provided that a stockholder need not be a voter or a taxpayer, and all the resident stockholders of which shall own, legally and beneficially, at least sixty percent (60%) of all the financial interest in the business to be licensed under this law; provided, that no corporation, licensed under the provisions of this law on January 1, 1947, nor any corporation succeeding to the business of a corporation licensed on January 1, 1947, as a result of a tax-free reorganization coming within the provisions of Section 112, United States Internal Revenue Code, shall be disqualified by reason of the new requirements herein, except corporations engaged in the manufacture of alcoholic beverages containing alcohol in excess of five percent (5%) by weight, or owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by nonresident persons, partnerships or corporations engaged in the manufacture of alcoholic beverages containing alcohol in excess of five percent (5%) by weight.
D. 
The term "financial interest" as used in this Chapter is defined to mean all interest, legal or beneficial, direct or indirect, in the capital devoted to the licensed enterprise and all such interest in the net profits of the enterprise, after the payment of reasonable and necessary operating business expenses and taxes, including interest in dividends, preferred dividends, interest and profits, directly or indirectly paid as compensation for, or in consideration of interest in, or for use of, the capital devoted to the enterprise, or for property or money advanced, loaned or otherwise made available to the enterprise, except by way of ordinary commercial credit or bona fide bank credit not in excess of credit customarily granted by banking institutions, whether paid as dividends, interest or profits, or in the guise of royalties, commissions, salaries, or any other form whatsoever.
E. 
The supervisor shall by regulation require all applicants for licenses to file written statements, under oath, containing the information reasonably required to administer this Section. Statements by applicants for licenses as wholesalers and retailers shall set out, with other information required, full information concerning the residence of all persons financially interested in the business to be licensed as required by regulation. All material changes in the information filed shall be promptly reported to the supervisor.

Section 600.180 Annexed Licensee.

[CC 1974 §3-35; Ord. No. 823 §21, 2-7-1973]
Any person doing a liquor business outside the limits of the City in an area which may be annexed by the City shall be eligible to apply for a City license within the classification existing at the time of annexation.

Section 600.190 Application for License.

[CC 1974 §3-36; Ord. No. 823 §17, 2-7-1973; Ord. No. 1495 §1, 6-23-1995]
A. 
All applications for a license under the provisions of this Article shall be made in writing on forms approved and supplied by the City Clerk to the City Council, and shall state specifically whether the license is for a wholesaler or distributor, and, in the case of a retailer's license, shall state the alcoholic content of the liquor to be sold under the license and whether the license is issued for consumption on or off the premises where sold. All such applications shall state the name and address of the applicant or, if the applicant is a firm, partnership or association, all of the names and addresses of each member of the firm, partnership or association; or if the applicant is a corporation, the names and addresses of all the officers, the board of directors and all of the stockholders of the corporation. The application shall also describe the premises for which the license applied for shall cover and, after an inventory and valuation at cost, prices of goods other than intoxicating liquor at the proposed place of business shall accompany the application when required by this Article.
B. 
Every applicant must submit a copy of his/her tax receipt for the year immediately preceding the date of the application of the County, town, City or village where he/she resides in the State; or, if the applicant is a corporation, a copy of the tax receipt for the year immediately preceding the date of the application of the managing officer of such corporation of the County, town, City or village in the State where such managing officer resides, or in lieu thereof, an affidavit of the County or City Assessor wherein such applicant resides; or, if the applicant is a corporation, where the managing officer of such corporation resides, stating therein that the applicant or managing officer of such corporation, if a corporation, owns property for which he/she is legally subject and liable to taxation in the County, town, City or village where the applicant, or if a corporation, the managing officer of such corporation, resides in the State.
C. 
Every applicant must submit a certificate of registration from the Election Board of the County where he/she resides stating that the applicant is a qualified legal voter in the State.
D. 
If, during the period for which a license is granted, there is any change of facts or information differing from those set forth in the original or any renewal application on file with the City Clerk, written notice thereof must be given him/her within ten (10) days after such change.
E. 
A bank draft, United States or express money order, certified check or cashier's check, made payable to the City Clerk for the correct amount of the license fee, must accompany the application.
F. 
There must be securely attached to the application a recent photograph or clear snapshot of the individual signing the application.
G. 
A recent photograph of the exterior of the premises for which the license is sought must be attached to the application.
H. 
If the application is being made for an original package, an affidavit by the individual owner, all of the partners if a partnership, or the managing officer of a corporation if a corporation, must be submitted therewith, stating the type of business the applicant is engaged in, or in connection with which the license is to be used, and stating therein that the applicant has and at all times keeps in his/her store a stock of goods having a value, according to invoices of at least one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), exclusive of fixtures and intoxicating liquors.
I. 
If the application is made by a partnership, it shall set out the names and residences of all the partners and whether they are active or silent partners. All partners must qualify under this Article for a license and all partners shall sign the application.
J. 
No license shall be granted to an applicant unless he/she makes full, true and complete answers to all questions in the application. If any applicant shall make any false statement of a material matter in his/her application, it shall be deemed cause for suspension or revocation of any license issued pursuant to such application.
K. 
All information called for in the form to be provided by the City Clerk shall be fully given and signed under oath by the applicant.
L. 
Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Chapter to the contrary, any person who possesses the qualifications required by this Chapter, and who now or hereafter meets the requirements of and complies with the provisions of this Chapter, may apply for, and the City Collector may issue, a special license to sell intoxicating liquor in the original package at retail, as defined in Section 311.200, RSMo., between the hours of 1:00 P.M. and Midnight on Sundays.

Section 600.200 Fees.

[CC 1974 §3-37; Ord. No. 823 §5, 2-7-1973; Ord. No. 1495 §2, 6-23-1995; Ord. No. 1664 §1, 4-28-1999; Ord. No. 1775 §I, 7-11-2001; Ord. No. 2015, 9-27-2006; Ord. No. 2242, 3-27-2012]
The license fee required and imposed under this Chapter shall be as follows:
Type of License
Code
Annual Fee
RSMo.
Retail liquor by the drink
RBD
$450.00
311.200
5% by drink (includes Sunday sales)
5BD
$ 75.00
311.200
5% by drink wine
5BDW
$ 75.00
311.200
5% Sunday by the drink
*5SBD
$300.00
311.090
3.2% Non-intox. beer by drink
32BD
$ 37.50
312.100
Sunday by drink
*SBD
$300.00
311.090
Sunday by drink temporary (90 days)
*SBDT
$ 75.00
311.097
Sunday original package liquor
*SOP
$300.00
311.293
Retail liquor by drink picnic (7 days)
RBDP
$ 37.50
311.482
5% beer by drink wine picnic (7 days)
5WP
$150.00
311.218
Retail liquor by drink caterer (per day)
*RBDC
$ 15.00
311.485
Caterer retail by drink unlimited
*RDC1
$1,500.00
311.486
Caterer retail by drink (50 days max.)
*RDC5
$500.00
311.486
5% beer wine caterer (per day)
*5BWC
$ 15.00
311.485
Original package liquor
OPL
$150.00
311.200
Original package 5% include Sundays
5OP
$ 75.00
312.200
Original package 3.2% beer
32OP
$ 22.50
312.100
Consumption of intoxicating liquor
COL
$ 90.00
311.480
Missouri wine by drink
MWBD
$ 450.00
311.070.10
Original package tasting
*OPT
$ 37.50
311.294
*Secondary license type = requires a primary license to qualify, such application does not require separate approval by the City Council.

Section 600.210 Regulations for Persons Operating Premises Where Food, Beverages or Entertainment Are Sold — Fee for Sunday Sale of Liquor by a Restaurant Bar.

[CC 1974 §3-38; Ord. No. 823 §5, 2-7-1973]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person operating any premises where food, beverages or entertainment are sold or provided for compensation, who does not possess a license for the sale of intoxicating liquor, to permit the drinking or consumption of intoxicating liquor in, on, or about the premises between 10:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. the following day, without having a license as in this Section provided.
B. 
The drinking or consumption of intoxicating liquor shall not be permitted in, upon or about the licensed premises by any person under twenty-one (21) years of age, or any other person between the hours of 1:30 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. on any weekday, and between the hours of 1:30 A.M. Sunday and 6:00 A.M. Monday, or on the day of any general, special or primary election in the State, or upon any County, City or municipal election day at which candidates are to be elected or nominated; provided however, the consumption of intoxicating liquors may be resumed on any such election day after the expiration of thirty (30) minutes next following the hour or time fixed by law for the closing of the polls at any such election.
C. 
For retailers selling intoxicating liquor as a restaurant bar as defined herein for consumption on the premises between 11:00 A.M. and Midnight on Sunday, a license shall be issued under this Section on proper application as provided in this Article, and upon compliance with the provisions of this Article, and the payment of two hundred dollars ($200.00) as a license fee to the City Clerk.

Section 600.220 Time Fixed for Opening and Closing Premises — Closed Place Defined.

A. 
No person having a license under this law, nor any employee of such person, except as provided in Subsection (B) of this Section, shall sell, give away, or otherwise dispose of, or suffer the same to be done upon or about his/her premises, any intoxicating liquor in any quantity between the hours of 1:30 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. on weekdays and between the hours of 1:30 A.M. Sunday and 6:00 A.M. Monday. If the person has a license to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink, his/her premises shall be and remain a closed place as defined in this Section between the hours of 1:30 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. on weekdays and between the hours of 1:30 A.M. Sunday and 6:00 A.M. Monday. Where such licenses authorizing the sale of intoxicating liquor by the drink are held by clubs or hotels, this Section shall apply only to the room or rooms in which intoxicating liquor is dispensed; and where such licenses are held by restaurants whose business is conducted in one room only and substantial quantities of food and merchandise other than intoxicating liquors are dispensed, then the licensee shall keep securely locked during the hours and on the days specified in this Section all refrigerators, cabinets, cases, boxes, and taps from which intoxicating liquor is dispensed. A "closed place" is defined to mean a place where all doors are locked and where no patrons are in the place or about the premises. Any person violating any provision of this Section shall be deemed guilty of a class A misdemeanor. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to prohibit the sale or delivery of any intoxicating liquor during any of the hours or on any of the days specified in this Section by a wholesaler licensed under the provisions of Section 311.180, RSMo., to a person licensed to sell the intoxicating liquor at retail.
B. 
Any person licensed pursuant to this Chapter shall not be permitted to sell, give away, or otherwise dispose of, or suffer the same to be done upon or about his/her premises, any intoxicating liquor in any quantity between the hours of 1:30 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. on weekdays and between the hours of 1:30 A.M. Sunday and 6:00 A.M. Monday.

Section 600.230 Application for Renewal.

[CC 1974 §3-38.1; Ord. No. 941 §§1 — 2, 7-21-1976]
A. 
Any person, partnership or corporation holding a license issued by the City Council of the City for the sale of alcoholic beverages under this Article, whether by the drink or in the original package and regardless of the alcoholic content thereof, shall file an application for renewal of such license to sell alcoholic beverages before the second (2nd) Council meeting in June of each year; and by such application, renewal of such license shall be requested. The application for renewal shall be in the same form and manner as an original application for a liquor license in the corporate limits of the City, as provided in Section 600.190 of this Article, and there shall, at the top of such application, be written in legible writing the word "Renewal". The City Council, at the second (2nd) meeting in June of each year, shall consider such applications, and if an application is granted, such renewal license shall be effective on the thirtieth (30th) day of June of such year.
B. 
Any person, partnership or corporation holding a license to sell, by the drink or in the original package, alcoholic beverages in the corporate limits of the City of Richmond, Missouri, who shall file an application for renewal of such license after the second (2nd) meeting in June of the City Council, shall pay an additional penalty of ten percent (10%) of the amount of such license fee and shall be prohibited from selling alcoholic beverages from the thirtieth (30th) day of June of such year until the first (1st) meeting of July when the Council shall consider the application. If such application is granted, then the applicant may resume the selling of alcoholic beverages in the original package or by the drink, but if such application is denied, the applicant shall be under the terms of this Code for the refusal to grant such license.

Section 600.240 Proration — Renewal of Licenses.

[CC 1974 §3-39; Ord. No. 823 §4, 2-7-1973; Ord. No. 942 §1, 7-21-1976]
Where a license required by this Article is applied for and issued after December thirty-first (31st) in any year, the licensee shall pay a license fee equal to one-half (½) the annual fee. Thereafter, all renewals of licenses shall be issued on June thirtieth (30th) of each year. All holders of licenses to dispense and sell alcoholic beverages within the corporate limits of the City of Richmond who desire the renewal of such license shall file the application for renewal of such license before the second (2nd) Council meeting in June of each year. The City Council shall thereafter consider the renewal of such license at the second (2nd) meeting in June of each year and, if granted, such renewal shall be effective on the thirtieth (30th) day of June of each such year.

Section 600.250 Granting of License.

[CC 1974 §3-40; Ord. No. 823 §18, 2-7-1973]
A. 
On approval of an application by the City Council and payment of the license fee herein provided, the City Council shall direct the City Clerk to issue the applicant a license to conduct business at the specified location in the City for a period set forth in said license certificate. Every license issued under the provisions of this Article shall set forth the type of license granted and shall particularly describe the premises at which alcoholic liquor may be sold thereunder; and such license shall not be deemed to authorize or permit the sale of alcoholic liquor at any place other than that described therein. No licensee under the provisions of this Article shall be permitted to move the location of said establishment as pertains to the subject of this Chapter unless said applicant has complied with the provisions of Sections 600.270 through 600.300 and secured the express approval of the City Council, nor shall any license be issued unless the licensee is in present possession of the premises described in his/her application at the time of the applicant's application is presented to the City Clerk.
B. 
The Chief of Police or any City Policeman may inspect the premises of any licensee at a reasonable time, without warrant, and the acceptance of the license under this Article shall be construed as a waiver by the licensee of any constitutional provisions concerning search and seizure.
C. 
Licenses granted under this Article shall be signed by the Presiding Officer of the City Council and the City Clerk, and the Seal of the City shall be affixed by the City Clerk.

Section 600.260 Duration.

[CC 1974 §3-41; Ord. No. 823 §4, 2-7-1973]
Licenses issued under the provisions of this Article shall be for a period of one (1) year from June thirtieth (30th) of each year.

Section 600.270 Transfer — Generally.

[CC 1974 §3-42; Ord. No. 823 §11, 2-7-1973]
No license under this Article shall be transferred from one person to another nor shall said license be used at any place except on the premises for which said license is issued and a proper license shall be procured for each place of business for which a State license is required.

Section 600.280 Transfer — Death of Licensee Under Unexpired License.

[CC 1974 §3-43; Ord. No. 823 §11, 2-7-1973]
In the event of the death of a licensee, any bona fide relative of such deceased licensee who shall meet the other requirements of this Article may be permitted to operate the business of the licensee for the remainder of the period for which a license fee has been paid by the deceased licensee, and it shall not be necessary for such relative to secure a new license until the expiration of the license issued to the deceased licensee.

Section 600.290 Transfer — Removal of License to Other Location.

[CC 1974 §3-44; Ord. No. 823 §11, 2-7-1973]
A. 
A license may, subject to the approval of the City Council, be transferred to any other premises or to any other part of the building containing the licensed premises if the premises sought to be licensed meets the requirements of this Article. The City Council must first approve such a transfer and the application for permission to transfer must be in writing and set forth:
1. 
The name and address of the licensee.
2. 
The address and legal description of the premises to which removal is sought, together with the name and address of the landlord.
3. 
An affidavit by such licensee that he/she has not, since the license was granted, violated any provision of the liquor control ordinances of the City.

Section 600.300 Procedure When License Lost or Destroyed.

[CC 1974 §3-45; Ord. No. 823 §11, 2-7-1973]
A. 
Whenever a license shall be lost or destroyed without fault on the part of the licensee or his/her agents or employees, a duplicate license will be issued by the City upon payment of a five dollar ($5.00) replacement fee by said licensee to the City Clerk.
B. 
Application for a duplicate license must be by affidavit of the licensee which must set forth:
1. 
The date upon which the license was lost or destroyed.
2. 
The circumstances under which the license was lost or destroyed.
3. 
A request that a duplicate license be issued.

Section 600.310 Procedures Relative to Discontinuance, Abandonment of License.

[CC 1974 §3-46; Ord. No. 823 §4, 2-7-1973]
A. 
If the City Council has reason to believe that any person to whom a license was issued for the current license year, or any licensee who has filed a renewal application, has discontinued or abandoned the liquor establishment for which said license was issued, the Council may hold a hearing after five (5) days' notice, in writing, to said person to whom the license was issued for the current license year at his/her last known address, or to said licensee who has filed a renewal application at his/her last known address, for the purpose of determining whether such liquor establishment has been discontinued or abandoned. If the Council shall determine from the evidence presented at such hearing that the liquor establishment has been discontinued or abandoned for a period of one (1) year or less and if said discontinuance or abandonment is satisfactorily explained to the Council, the Council may, at its discretion, renew any license that has lapsed or become inactive; provided further, that the licensee pay the license fee from June thirtieth (30th), based on the classification of the license that is to be restored.
B. 
If the licensee fails to respond to such notice or if having responded to such notice he/she fails to satisfactorily explain to the Council the discontinuance or abandonment of the liquor establishment, the Council shall revoke or refuse to renew the license. At any such hearing, the licensee shall have full right to be heard and to be represented by counsel.

Section 600.320 Premises Must Be Kept Clean and Sanitary.

[CC 1974 §3-47; Ord. No. 823 §7, 2-7-1973]
Holders of intoxicating liquor licenses and non-intoxicating beer licenses authorizing sales at retail shall keep the premises covered by such licenses clean and sanitary. No license shall be issued until the Director of Health has inspected and forwarded his/her approval of the premises to the City Council.

Section 600.330 Beer Licensee Not to Serve Setups or Permit Possession or Consumption of Hard Liquor.

[CC 1974 §3-48; Ord. No. 823 §7, 2-7-1973]
No person holding a license for the retail sale of malt liquor by the drink or for the sale of non-intoxicating beer by the drink shall knowingly sell, give away or serve upon the premises described in said license any glass, ice, water, soda water, phosphates or any other kind of liquids to be used for the purpose of mixing intoxicating drinks, and commonly referred to as "setups"; nor shall any such licensee permit any person while in or upon the premises covered by such license to possess or consume any intoxicating liquor other than malt liquor if the license is to sell malt liquor containing more than three and two-tenths percent (3.2%) alcohol by weight, or any kind of intoxicating liquor if the license is to sell non-intoxicating beer, or to pour into, mix with or add intoxicating liquor to water, soda water, ginger ale, seltzer or other liquid.

Section 600.340 Suspension or Revocation.

[CC 1974 §3-49; Ord. No. 823 §19, 2-7-1973]
A. 
The City Council may, on hearing, suspend or revoke any license issued under the provisions of this Article whenever a dealer licensed hereunder has not at all times kept an orderly place or house, or has violated any of the provisions of this Chapter, first having given such licensee not less than ten (10) days' written notice of the application to suspend or revoke his/her license prior to the order of suspension or revocation issuing, which notice shall contain the ground or grounds for such suspension or revocation set out therein and shall command the licensee to be present at a hearing before the City Council and show cause, if any, why such license should not be suspended or revoked; provided that such licensee shall have full right to be represented by counsel at said hearing and that such notice of suspension or revocation hearing shall be served by a Police Officer or may be served upon the licensee by leaving a copy thereof with the licensee or any person or employee in charge of the place of business of said licensee. Upon the suspension or revocation of any license, no license fee paid shall be refunded to the licensee.
B. 
Every licensee shall, in addition to the requirements of this Chapter, comply in every respect with all Federal liquor laws and with the liquor control law of the State, and any violation thereof shall be a valid reason for the suspension or revocation of any license issued under this Article.
C. 
No licensee who shall have had his/her license suspended by order of the City Council shall sell or give away any intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer during the period of time such order of suspension is in effect. Any licensee desiring to keep his/her premises open for the sale of food or merchandise during such period of suspension shall display the order of suspension issued by the City Council in a conspicuous place on the premises so that all persons visiting the premises may readily see the same.

Section 600.350 Suspension of Liquor Licenses by Mayor's Proclamation.

[CC 1974 §3-50; Ord. No. 823 §22, 2-7-1973]
Every license issued under this Article shall be granted upon the condition that the holder thereof shall suspend the sale of intoxicating liquor whenever the Mayor shall so order by proclamation, not exceeding a period of forty-eight (48) hours; and in case of public disturbances, riots, strikes, catastrophes or other public necessity, for the public good, suspend by order any and all dealers in liquor for such period of time.