Washington Parish is a Wet and Dry Parish
Villages: Angie | Varnado
Unincorporated community: Mount Hermon
Hours of Operation - Sunday Sales - Wards 2, 3, & 9 Sales Regulations - Wards 5, 6, 7, & 8 Sales Regulations - Location Regulations - Dispenser's Certificate of Qualification - Regulations of Operation of TavernsHours of Sales:
It shall be unlawful for any tavern, shop for retailing liquors or saloon to be and remain open on any Sunday, between the hours of 12:01 a.m. Sunday morning and 6:00 a.m. Monday morning. Further, it shall be unlawful to sell any alcoholic or intoxicating liquors, beer, porter, ale, or stout fruit juices, cider, or wine, on any Sunday, between the hours of 12:01 a.m. Sunday morning and 6:00 a.m. Monday morning.
Wards 2, 3, & 9--Sales Regulations:
The production and sale of beer, porter, ale, fruit juices, wine, or other alcoholic liquors, of an alcoholic content greater than 0.5% alcohol by volume; and Malt, vinous, spirituous, alcoholic, or intoxicating liquors containing more than 6% alcohol by volume are prohibited in within Wards 2, 3, and 9 of Washington Parish.
Wards 5, 6, 7, & 8--Sales Regulations:
No person shall sell or keep for sale for beverage and business purposes any alcoholic beverages containing more than 3.2% alcohol by weight within Wards 5, 6, 7, and 8 of Washington Parish.
It shall be unlawful for any person to sell spirituous, vinous or malt liquor of any alcoholic content of more than 3.2% by volume within a distance of 500 feet from any church, public or private school,.
Dispenser's Certificate of Qualification:
No person in any business so licensed shall dispense alcoholic beverages of a low or high alcoholic content in any business licensed under the ordinances and/or laws of the parish for on-premises consumption without first having been certified / qualified to do so by the sheriff of the parish. In addition to other qualifications, the person must be of good character and reputation and over the age of 18.
Each applicant must be photographed and fingerprinted by the sheriff's department of the parish. Each person to whom a certificate is issued must wear the certificate pin while on duty and/or during working hours at any establishment where such person is employed. Certificates must be renewed each year. If the certificate holder terminates employment at one establishment dealing in alcoholic beverages and accepts employment at another establishment dealing in alcoholic beverages, he/she must obtain a new certificate.
Regulations of Operation of Taverns:
It shall be unlawful for any keeper or other person in charge of any tavern, saloon, or shop for retailing liquors to permit any minor under the age of 16 years to enter, take part in, or remain in said tavern, saloon or shop for retailing liquors.
Municipal of Bogalusa Ordinances
Legal Hours of Operation - Sunday Sales - Hours of Sales - Consumption – Exception – Restaurants - Bottle Clubs - Location Regulations - Noise Regulations - Open Containers - Bartender's Permit
Hours of Sales / Consumption:
Except as otherwise provided, it shall be unlawful for any person licensed to sell alcoholic beverages or any agent or employee of such person to sell, give, serve or permit to be sold, given or served, spirituous, vinous or malt liquors of an alcoholic content of more than 0.5% by volume between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on any day, and it shall be unlawful for any such licensee or any agent or employee of such licensee to sell, give, serve or permit to be sold, given or served, any such liquors between the hours of 1:00 a.m. each Sunday and 6:00 a.m. the following Monday. It shall also be unlawful for any person to consume any alcoholic beverage in any licensed premises serving alcoholic beverages during these prohibited hours.
Bona fide fraternal, religious, charitable, benevolent and private organizations that have received a letter of determination from the United States Internal Revenue Service acknowledging that they are classified as a nonprofit organization are exempt from the provisions of this section regarding closing hours.
It shall be lawful for bona fide restaurants to serve alcoholic beverages between the hours of 6:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. on Sunday provided that the alcoholic beverage is sold and served with an order for food.
It shall be unlawful for any house of public entertainment including but not limited to bottle clubs to permit the consumption of alcohol beverages at their establishment or place of business in the city between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on any day.
The city council shall reject any application for permit, and refuse to issue such permit and the license to any person proposing a place of business to sell, offer for sale or possess for sale spirituous, vinous and malt liquors of an alcohol content of more than 0.5%, within 300 feet of any church, synagogue, school or public library, public playground, full time day care center or correctional facility housing inmates including but not limited to a halfway house.
No person holding a retail dealer's permit and no servant, agent, or employee of the permittee shall do any of the following acts upon the premises: Play live or recorded music which is so unreasonably intrusive or offensive as to interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of the property of a person residing within 200 feet of the premises.
It shall be unlawful for the owner of any establishment which sells alcoholic beverages to knowingly allow any person to leave the premises of such establishment carrying any open container or other receptacle containing an alcoholic beverage, when the container has been opened, or the seal broken, or contents of which have been partially removed. All establishments licensed for the sale of alcoholic beverages in the city shall display a sign which shall be placed in a prominent place at the point of sale stating that "It is unlawful for any person to possess in public any open container or other receptacle containing an alcoholic beverage, including the possession of same outside of this building or in any motor vehicle, as provided in Ordinance No. 1534 of the City of Bogalusa."
Bartender's Permit :
No person shall dispense alcoholic beverages of a low or high alcoholic content in any business permitted or licensed under the ordinances and/or laws of the city for on the premises consumption without obtaining a permit from the police department. Any person who prepares or mixes alcoholic beverages or otherwise retrieves cold alcoholic beverages for purposes of serving customers or who works as a bartender in an establishment with a Class A alcoholic beverage permit within the city is required to pay a fee and to register with the police department of the city as a person pursuing that occupation. Each applicant for a permit to dispense alcoholic beverages in any place licensed for on the premises consumption shall be photographed and fingerprinted by the police department of the city. In addition to other qualifications, the person must be of good character and reputation and over the age of 18 years.