Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 311
Liquor Control Law
Section 311.200

August 28, 2013


Licenses--retail liquor dealers--fees--applications.

311.200. 1. No license shall be issued for the sale of intoxicating liquor in the original package, not to be consumed upon the premises where sold, except to a person engaged in, and to be used in connection with, the operation of one or more of the following businesses: a drug store, a cigar and tobacco store, a grocery store, a general merchandise store, a confectionery or delicatessen store, nor to any such person who does not have and keep in his store a stock of goods having a value according to invoices of at least one thousand dollars, exclusive of fixtures and intoxicating liquors. Under such license, no intoxicating liquor shall be consumed on the premises where sold nor shall any original package be opened on the premises of the vendor except as otherwise provided in this law. For every license for sale at retail in the original package, the licensee shall pay to the director of revenue the sum of one hundred dollars per year.

2. For a permit authorizing the sale of malt liquor not in excess of five percent by weight by grocers and other merchants and dealers in the original package direct to consumers but not for resale, a fee of fifty dollars per year payable to the director of the department of revenue shall be required. The phrase "original package" shall be construed and held to refer to any package containing three or more standard bottles of beer. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 311.290, any person licensed pursuant to this subsection may also sell malt liquor at retail between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and midnight on Sunday.

3. For every license issued for the sale of malt liquor at retail by drink for consumption on the premises where sold, the licensee shall pay to the director of revenue the sum of fifty dollars per year. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 311.290, any person licensed pursuant to this subsection may also sell malt liquor at retail between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and midnight on Sunday.

4. For every license issued for the sale of malt liquor and light wines containing not in excess of fourteen percent of alcohol by weight made exclusively from grapes, berries and other fruits and vegetables, at retail by the drink for consumption on the premises where sold, the licensee shall pay to the director of revenue the sum of fifty dollars per year.

5. For every license issued for the sale of all kinds of intoxicating liquor, at retail by the drink for consumption on premises of the licensee, the licensee shall pay to the director of revenue the sum of three hundred dollars per year, which shall include the sale of intoxicating liquor in the original package.

6. For every license issued to any railroad company, railway sleeping car company operated in this state, for sale of all kinds of intoxicating liquor, as defined in this chapter, at retail for consumption on its dining cars, buffet cars and observation cars, the sum of one hundred dollars per year. A duplicate of such license shall be posted in every car where such beverage is sold or served, for which the licensee shall pay a fee of one dollar for each duplicate license.

7. All applications for licenses shall be made upon such forms and in such manner as the supervisor of alcohol and tobacco control shall prescribe. No license shall be issued until the sum prescribed by this section for such license shall be paid to the director of revenue.

(RSMo 1939 4901, A.L. 1945 p. 1043, A.L. 1945 p. 1061, A. 1949 S.B. 1114, A.L. 1981 S.B. 126, A.L. 1983 H.B. 85, et al., A.L. 1995 S.B. 43, A.L. 2003 S.B. 298, A.L. 2009 H.B. 132, A.L. 2013 S.B. 121)


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