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Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area

A designated outdoor refreshment area license authorizes the licensee to permit the consumption of alcoholic beverages within the area designated by the Board. Only alcoholic beverages purchased from permanent retail on-premises licensees located within the designated area may be consumed. Events are limited to 16 per year, however, localities may submit an ordinance to increase the number of events per year.

Fee(s)

Fees are based on the following classifications:

$300: 16 events per year

$3,000: 17+ events per year (requires ordinance by the locality)

References

COV 4.1-206.3.(D)(2)(c)—Retail licenses
COV 4.1-231.1.(A)(6)(b)(3)—Fees on state licenses
COV 4.1-233.1.(A)(6)(b)(2)—Fees on local licenses

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The information on this page does not in any way replace or supersede what is listed in Title 4.1 of the Code of Virginia or Title 3 of the Administrative Code of Virginia. It is the responsibility of every individual or business applying for a license or permit to review, in detail, the applicable sections of the code.
 
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