Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 311
Liquor Control Law
Section 311.080

August 28, 2013


Sale of liquor prohibited near schools and churches, exceptions.

311.080. 1. No license shall be granted for the sale of intoxicating liquor, as defined in this chapter, within one hundred feet of any school, church or other building regularly used as a place of religious worship, unless the applicant for the license shall first obtain the consent in writing of the board of alderman, city council, or other proper authorities of any incorporated city, town, or village, except that when a school, church or place of worship shall hereafter be established within one hundred feet of any place of business licensed to sell intoxicating liquor, the license shall not be denied for this reason. Such consent shall not be granted until at least ten days' written notice has been provided to all owners of property within one hundred feet of the proposed licensed premises.

2. The board of aldermen, city council or other proper authorities of any incorporated city, town or village may by ordinance prohibit the granting of a license for the sale of intoxicating liquor within a distance as great as three hundred feet of any school, church, or other building regularly used as a place of religious worship. In such cases, and where the ordinance has been lawfully enacted, no license of any character shall be issued in conflict with the ordinance while it is in effect; except, that when a school, church or place of worship is established within the prohibited distance from any place of business licensed to sell intoxicating liquor, the license shall not be denied for this reason.

3. Subsection 1 of this section shall not apply to a license issued by the supervisor of alcohol and tobacco control for the sale of intoxicating liquor pursuant to section 311.218 or to a license issued to any church, school, civic, service, fraternal, veteran, political, or charitable club or organization which has obtained an exemption from the payment of federal taxes.

4. Subsection 1 of this section shall not apply to any premises holding a license issued before January 1, 2004, by the supervisor of alcohol and tobacco control for the sale of intoxicating liquor. To retain a license under this subsection, the licensed premises shall not change license type, amend the legal description, or be without a liquor license for more than ninety days.

(RSMo 1939 4948, A.L. 1959 H.B. 139, A.L. 2003 S.B. 298, A.L. 2005 S.B. 262)


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