Orlando Florida. – Bars and nightclubs in Orlando’s Downtown Entertainment District (DEA) must have applied for the new liquor license if they want to sell anything after midnight on May 1.

Permit is a new code for the city of Orlando, which passed March 20, regarding the sale of liquor after 12:00 p.m.

DEA companies were required to request and obtain the “Liquor Sales Permit After Midnight” before this Monday for a cost of $250.

Also, as part of these new measures, new bars are no longer allowed in the area.

Along with these new requirements, they must also meet requirements that improve security, according to the proposal.

Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions:

  • What is the difference between this permit and the recently approved Special Use Permit?

A business that sells liquor after midnight must apply for an extended liquor sales license, but is not required to also apply for a special use license.

  • Are there companies exempt from this obligation? And if so, why ?

Municipal auditoriums and sports centres, public accommodation establishments (hotels) and cinemas. Your main activity is not the sale, service or consumption of alcoholic beverages.

  • How much does this permit cost?

A new license application and all renewal applications come with a non-refundable annual license fee of $250.

  • How long is the permit valid?

Permits are valid for 12 months (unless revoked or suspended) and must be renewed annually.

  • When do I have to get the permit? Establishments must have the permit in hand before May 1, 2023.

Security in bars and nightclubs

Authorities have made changes to increase the safety of residents and visitors to the area.

  • What are the security changes that a company must have?

Venues should be equipped with security cameras, metal detectors and ID scanners.

  • Can we be refunded for updates we have already purchased?

Grants will not be awarded retroactively, meaning funds will not be awarded for eligible products purchased prior to the approval date of a funding agreement.

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