St. Charles Parish is a Wet Parish
Census Designated Places: Ama | Bayou Gauche | Boutte | DesAllemands | Destrehan | Hahnville | Killona | Luling | Montz | New Sarpy |Norco | Paradis | St. Rose | Taft
Unincorporated communities: Almedia | Frellsen
Hours of Sales:
No person holding a permit or license to operate a business in St. Charles Parish for the sale of alcoholic beverages of high or low alcoholic content, his/her associate, representative, servant, agent or employee of the permittee or licensee shall do or permit any of the following acts to be done on or about the licensed premises: Sell, offer for sale, serve or give alcoholic beverages of high or low alcoholic content between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on all days except as exempted; Allow the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages on the premises between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on all days. Allow anyone except employees to be or remain on the premises between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. when the sale or handling of alcoholic beverages constitutes the main business. The following days are exempted from the curfew hours: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Fourth of July and any other days exempted by the vote of the council or by proclamation of the parish president.
Grocery stores, drugstores, restaurants or other establishments whose main business is not the sale of alcoholic beverages of high or low alcoholic content may remain open for the sale of other items permitted by law, but any sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages in such places of business during the prohibited hours above set forth is expressly prohibited.
It shall be unlawful for any person to conduct an alcoholic beverage business within 500 feet of a public playground or a building used exclusively as a church, synagogue, public library, playground, licensed day care center, school, except a school for business education conducted as a business college. Certain exceptions apply for restaurants, bona fide hotels, railway cars, fraternal organizations and certain licensed drugstores.
Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages in Areas Surrounding Premise Prohibited:
It shall be unlawful for any person engaged in the operation of any gasoline service station, grocery store, convenience store, gaming establishment, and/or barroom, or any other alcoholic beverage retail establishment providing parking for customers and selling alcoholic beverages at retail to permit or allow consumption of alcoholic beverages on the parking or driveway area or other outdoor area of the establishment. The prohibitions contained in this section shall not apply to country clubs.
Certificate of Qualification to Dispense Alcoholic Beverages Required:
No person shall dispense beverages of alcoholic content in any business licensed for consumption on the premises, without having been certified or qualified to do so by the sheriff of the parish. New employees hired to dispense alcoholic beverages shall be required to secure a certificate of qualification within 5 days of their employment. In addition to other qualifications, the person must be of good character and reputation and over 18 years of age. Each applicant having a certificate of qualification to dispense alcoholic beverages in a place licensed for consumption on the premises shall be photographed and fingerprinted by the sheriff's office of the parish. Any person holding a certificate shall have evidence of this certificate while performing his duties and shall be required to exhibit this certificate to any police officer upon request.