Orlando Florida, Bars and nightclubs in Orlando’s Downtown Entertainment District (DEA) will have to apply for new alcohol permits to sell anything after midnight on May 1.
The permit is a new Orlando city code passed on March 20 regarding the sale of alcohol after midnight.
DEA businesses were required to request and receive “Liquor sale allowed after midnight” Before this Monday for a cost of $250.
Also, as part of these new measures, new bars are no longer allowed in the area.
Along with these new requirements, they must also meet requirements that improve safety, according to the proposal.
Here are answers to frequently asked questions:
- What is the difference between this permit and the recently approved Special Use Permit?
A business selling alcohol after midnight must apply for an Extended Alcohol Sales Permit but is not required to apply for a Special Use Permit as well.
- Are businesses exempt from this requirement? And if so why?
Civic Auditorium and Sports Centre, Public Accommodation Establishment (Hotel), and Movie Theatre. Your principal business is not the sale, service, or consumption of alcoholic beverages.
- How much does this permit cost?
A new permit application and all renewal applications are accompanied by a $250 nonrefundable annual permit fee.
- For how long is the permit valid?
Permits are valid for 12 months (unless revoked or suspended) and must be renewed annually.
- How long do I have to have the permit? Establishments must have permits in hand before May 1, 2023.
Security in bars and nightclubs
Officials made the changes to increase safety for locals and visitors to the area.
- What are the changes in security that a business must make?
Locations should have security cameras, metal detectors, and ID scanners.
- Can we be reimbursed for an upgrade we’ve already purchased?
Funding will not be awarded retroactively, meaning that funding will not be awarded for eligible products purchased before the approval date of the funding agreement.