New Legislation Passed in the 2015 General Session:
Proposed rules are published in the July 15, 2015 edition of the Utah State Bulletin and are available in PDF (official) and HTML (convenience) formats.
Recently Approved Rules
The following rules became effective June 23, 2015
Rule R81-1-26. Criminal History Background Checks
Rule R81-2-9. Accepting Credit Cards as Payment for Liquor and Rule R81-3-19. Credit Cards
As of September 1, 2015 local consent for event permits must be submitted by the applicant as part of a complete application.
Organizing a Special Event?
Special events can range from private events such as weddings, conferences, seminars, conventions, class reunions and private parties, to public events such as arts festivals, rodeos, community activities, and political, religious and charitable fund-raisers. Alcohol service at these special events can be accommodated many different ways under Utah law. Some may require issuance of a permit, others may not.To find out whether your event will need an event permit or not, please click here:
Alcohol Server Training Program
In 1987, Utah became the second state in the country to require training for all on-premise alcohol servers. Ten states now have mandatory server training laws and six have voluntary programs.
Training for the responsible service of alcohol was not the government’s idea. Before 1987, Utah’s hospitality industry was already providing this training on a voluntary basis through programs developed by the National Restaurant Association and the American Hotel & Motel Association. The resulting legislation established a mandatory Alcohol Training and Education Seminar for employees of businesses that serve alcohol for consumption on the premises.