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New Legislation Passed in the 2015 General Session:

Proposed Administrative Rules are published in the November 16, 2016 edition of the Utah State Bulletin and are available in PDF (official) and HTML (convenience) formats.

Nov. 15, 2016 PDF - Click here:  Nov. 15, 2016 HTML - Click here:  More on proposed rules Click here:

  • Rule R81-3-14.  Type 5 Package Agencies
  • Rule R81-4.  Retail Licenses
  • Rule R81-8.  Manufacturer Licenses (Distillery, Winery, Brewery)

Recently Approved Rules                                                                        NEW!   Zions Store Study

The following rules became effective October 27, 2015

Rule R81-7.  Event Permits   More on recently approved rules Click here:

What's new!

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.

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