Webster Parish is a Wet and Dry Parish
Cities: Minden | Springhill
Towns: Cotton Valley | Cullen | Sarepta | Sibley
Villages: Dixie Inn | Doyline | Dubberly | Heflin | Shongaloo
Hours of Sales--Local Permits:
No person holding a permit under this article shall sell any beverage to which a permit applies between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. on weekdays, or between the hours of 12:00 midnight on Saturday and 6:00 a.m. on Monday next following.
Hours of Sales--Unincorporated Areas:
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation, holding a permit to sell and deal in alcoholic beverages, or any employee thereof, to sell, barter, exchange, give away, serve, dispense, deliver or otherwise dispose of, or to permit to be consumed on the licensed premises, any alcoholic beverages within the Parish of Webster, between the hours of 12:00 a.m. on Saturdays and 6:00 a.m. the following Mondays, or between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on any other day of the week.
All taverns, houses of public entertainment and shops for the retailing of liquor or alcoholic beverages shall be closed between the hours of 12:00 a.m. on Saturdays through 6:00 a.m. on the following Mondays and between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on all other days of the week.
WARDS 1, 3, 4, & 5—Sales Regulations:
The business of selling any beer, porter ale, fruit juices, wine, malt, vinous, spirituous, or other alcoholic liquors of an alcoholic content of more than 0.5% by volume in Wards 1, 3, 4, or 5 of Webster Parish is hereby prohibited, otherwise than when prescribed by a licensed physician as a medicine.
WARD 1--Additional Sales Regulations:
The sale of any fluid or any solid capable of being converted into fluid, containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume, including malt, vinous, spirituous, alcoholic or intoxicating liquors, beer, porter, ale, stout, fruit juices, cider or wine; the consumption on retail business premises of such a beverage, or the possession of such a beverage for sale, in Ward 1 of Webster Parish, excluding municipalities, are hereby declared illegal and are hereby prohibited.
WARD 2--Additional Sales Regulations:
The sale or possessing for sale of any fluid or any solid capable of being converted into fluid, containing more than 3.2% alcohol by weight, including malt, vinous, spirituous, alcoholic or intoxicating liquors, beer, porter, ale, stout, fruit juices, cider or wine is hereby prohibited in that portion of Ward 2 of Webster Parish, as is now constituted lying east of Dorcheat Bayou, which formerly constituted the old Ward 1 of Webster Parish.
No local permit shall be granted for any premises situated within 500 feet of property used exclusively as a church or synagogue, public library or a school, all as provided for in sections 80 and 280 of Title 26 of the Revised Statutes.
Municipal of Minden Ordinances
Legal Hours of Operation - Sunday Sales - Location Regulations - Illegal to leave Premises with Open Container - Alcoholic Beverage Handling Employee Card
Between the hours of 12:00 midnight on Saturday till 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, from 12:00 midnight on Sunday till 6:00 a.m. on Monday, and on all other days of the week between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. the following morning, it shall be unlawful for any retail dealer to sell, offer to sell, dispense or give away any beverages of either low or high alcoholic content beverage within the city.
A permit under this chapter shall not be granted for any premises situated within 300 feet or less, from property line to property line, of a public playground or a building used exclusively as a church or synagogue, public library, day-care center, or school except a school for business education conducted as a business college or school. Certain exceptions apply.
Illegal to leave Premises with Open Container:
Any person holding a retail dealer's permit under this chapter, and his servant, agent or employee, shall not do any of the following acts under the licensed premises: Permit any person to enter or leave the premises with an opened alcoholic beverage container of any kind.
Alcoholic Beverage Handling Employee Card:
It shall be unlawful for any alcoholic beverage permit holder to allow any employee to handle, sell or serve alcoholic beverages of high or low alcoholic content for consumption on the premises of any restaurant, unless such employee is in possession of an alcoholic beverage handling employee card.
Before employing a person to handle, sell or serve alcoholic beverages, the permit holder shall notify the city clerk of the intended employment and shall have such person obtain an alcoholic beverage handling employee card prior to handling, selling or serving alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises of any restaurant for which a permit is required.
In addition to other qualifications, the person must be of good character and reputation and 18 years of age or older. Alcoholic beverage handling employee cards shall expire two years from the date of issuance.
Municipal of Springhill Ordinances
Legal Hours of Operation - Sunday Sales -
Sales Regulations - Location Regulations - Employees Must Be Registered & Certified
Hours of Sales:
All establishments and premises licensed for the sale of alcoholic beverages and/or beer, located in the city, shall be closed for business at 12:00 midnight, and shall not be reopened until 6:00 a.m. the following morning and shall be closed all day Sunday, which means that period from 12:00 midnight at the close of Saturday to 12:00 midnight at the close of Sunday. However, the premises of a licensee where the licensed beverage is not the principal commodity sold may remain open for business on Sunday, provided the alcoholic beverages located in the premises shall be securely locked in a separate compartment, obscured from the public view from 12:00 midnight Saturday until 6:00 a.m. the following Monday. No alcoholic beverage shall be sold or otherwise disposed of during that period from 12:00 midnight at the close of Saturday until 6:00 a.m. the following Monday.
No person may be admitted to or be found in the licensed premises after 12:00 midnight of any day or on Sunday, and all customers and patrons must be out of the premises by 12:15 a.m. The premises must be vacated and the lights turned off by 12:30 a.m. (Does not apply to licensed premises where the principal commodities sold are groceries or sundries.)
The door to the premises may be opened after 12:00 midnight or on Sunday only for the purpose of permitting persons to leave the premises or for the admission of police officers, or in case of an emergency. (Does not apply to licensed premises where the principal commodities sold are groceries or sundries.)
No person may sell, or permit or suffer to be sold on premises under his control, any beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume in the city on Sunday. The consumption of alcoholic beverages in the city on Sunday on any premises holding a class A alcoholic beverage license is prohibited.
It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or possess for sale beverages of high alcoholic content containing more than six percent alcohol by volume for consumption on the premises, or to sell, or possess for sale, beverages of high alcoholic content containing more than six percent alcohol by volume by the package only, and not for consumption on the premises.
The conduct of an alcoholic beverage business and the sale of beverages of both high and low alcoholic content is prohibited, and no license shall be issued for the sale of beer or other alcoholic beverages of high or low content within 300 feet from any church, synagogue, library, school or playground in the city.
Any business and/or commercial establishment whose primary commodity sold is alcoholic beverages of low or high alcoholic content shall be prohibited from operating in the following designated area: That portion of Butler Street/North Main Street/South Main Street existing between the Springhill Clock Tower and Legion Drive.
Employees Must Be Registered & Certified:
Each person holding a license to sell alcoholic beverages shall, immediately upon the hiring of any person to sell or dispense alcoholic beverages, file with the city clerk the name of the person, with an accompanying affidavit signed by both the employer and the employee, wherein the employee certifies that he meets all the requirements and the employer certifies that to the best of his knowledge, information and belief, the employee meets all the requirements.