5.08.090 – License - Classifications

Local liquor licenses for the retail sale of alcoholic liquor shall be divided into the following classes and sub-classes:

  1. Class A – Packaged Alcoholic Liquor Licenses  Class A licenses shall authorize the retail sale of alcoholic liquor in original packages only and not for consumption on the premises, except as permitted for the Class A-4 license.  Class A licenses are divided into the following sub-classes:
  • A-1.  Class A-1 licenses shall authorize the retail sale of alcoholic liquors in original packages only and not for consumption on the premises. The primary purpose of the premises shall be the retail sale of alcoholic liquor. The premises shall have a minimum gross area of two thousand square feet. 
  • A-2.  Class A-2 licenses shall authorize the retail sale of alcoholic liquors in original packages only and not for consumption on the premises. The primary purpose of the premises shall be for retail sales other than the retail sales of alcoholic liquor, such as food store, drug store or mass merchandiser. The premises shall have a minimum gross area of ten thousand square feet (10,000'), and provided the square footage devoted to the retail sale of alcoholic liquor is ten percent (10%) or less, of the gross square footage.

    Additional provisions include:

  1. Alcohol sold in original packages and intended for off premises consumption shall not be opened or consumed on the premises or in any designated seating/ serving area.
  2. Wine/beer tasting shall be permitted on such premises in accordance with state law.
  3. The sale of liquor intended for consumption on the premises shall be limited to individual servings of spirits, beer, wine or sake.
  4. The sale of spirits, beer, wine or sake, for consumption on the premises, shall be served only in a designated seating/ serving area, which includes an area where food is prepared and regularly served on the premises. Such food shall include hot or cold sandwiches, appetizers, tapas, sushi, baked goods or other similar foods. Alcohol consumption and sales will be allowed outside at grilling stands/ barbeque areas so long as store personnel are present at all times consumption/ sales are taking place and consumption is limited to a designated patio area; approved in advance by the Liquor Commissioner.
  5. The consumption of spirits, beer, wine and sake on the premises shall be permitted in the designated seating/ serving area as well as the shopping areas throughout the premises or the aforementioned patio; however, the licensee shall mark, with conspicuous signage, the area past which consumption of spirits, beer, wine and sake is no longer permitted.
  6. The designated seating/ serving area for customers consuming spirits, beer, wine or sake on the premises shall be limited to five percent( 5%) of the gross floor area.
  7. It is intended that the service of spirits, beer, wine and sake is merely adjunct to the operation of a grocery store and that the facility shall not be advertised or otherwise held out to be a drinking establishment.
  8. Hours for the sale of packaged alcoholic liquor, for consumption off the premises shall be in accordance with this code but in no case shall the sale of spirits, beer, wine or sake take place outside of the normal business hours of the grocery store.
  9. The establishment does not engage in the retail sale of goods outside of groceries such as, but not limited to, clothing, shoes, home goods, electronics, and sporting goods.
  10. The annual fee for such license shall be in accordance with our current fee schedule.
  • A-2B.   Class A-2B licenses shall authorize the retail sale of beer and wine only in original packages only and not for consumption on the premises. The primary purpose of the premises shall be for retail sales other than the retail sales of beer and wine, such as food store, drug store or mass merchandiser. The premises shall have a minimum gross area of ten thousand square feet (10,000’), and provided the square footage devoted to the retail sale of beer and wine is ten percent (10%) or less, of the gross square footage.
  • A-3.  Deleted in its entirety.
  • A-4.  Class A-4 licenses shall authorize the retail sale of beer, wine, or spirits for consumption on or off the premises, where brewed, distilled, or fermented on the premises, provided the retail sale of beer or wine for consumption off the premises shall be in original packages only.
  • A-5.  Class A-5 licenses shall authorize the retail sale of domestic and imported wines, champagne, imported alcoholic liquor and gourmet/ craft beer in original packages only and not for consumption on the premises. The retail sale of alcoholic liquor and beer shall be incidental to wine sales and shall not exceed twenty-five percent (25%) of the annual
    gross sales of said licensee. Class A-5 licenses shall also authorize the retail sale of wine, gourmet/craft beer and alcoholic liquor by the glass, flight, or bottle only, for consumption on the premises.
  • A-6 Class A-6 licenses shall authorize the retail sale of alcoholic liquors in original packages only, and not for consumption on the premises, in convenience stores or gas stations containing convenience stores where the retail sale of packaged alcoholic liquor is secondary to the sale of gasoline products and/or miscellaneous convenience store items and the square footage devoted to the retail sale of alcoholic liquor is ten percent (10%) or less of the gross square footage.
  • A-7 Class A-7; Specialty Shop:  The class A-7 liquor license shall authorize the sale of gourmet craft beer/wines in their original sealed package or container for consumption off the premises, in conjunction with the on-premises retail sale of packaged spices, sauces and flavorings.  For purposes of this section, such on-premises sale of gourmet craft beer/wine shall be incidental to the off-premises retail sale of packaged spices, sauces and flavorings and comprise no more than ten percent (10%) of the gross square footage.

  1. Class B – Restaurant Licenses - Class B licenses shall authorize the retail sale of alcoholic liquors, beer, or wine, for consumption on the premises of a restaurant or tavern, whose primary purpose is that of a restaurant or restaurant and tavern as defined in this chapter. Live entertainment may be permitted as otherwise provided in this chapter. A restaurant licensed to sell alcohol under this Section may permit a patron to remove one, unsealed and partially consumed bottle of wine for off-premise consumption, provided that the patron has purchased a meal and consumed a portion of the bottle of wine with the meal on the restaurant premises. A partially consumed bottle of wine that is to be removed from the premises shall be securely sealed by the licensee or an agent of the licensee prior to removal from the premises and placed in a transparent, one-time use, tamperproof bag. The licensee or agent of the licensee shall provide a dated receipt for the bottle of wine to the patron. Wine that is sealed in accordance with the provisions of this section and not tampered with shall not be in violation of section 5.08.290 while being transported in a motor vehicle.
  • B-1   Class B-1 licenses shall authorize the retail sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises of a restaurant and tavern.
  • B-2. Class B-2 licenses shall authorize the retail sale of alcoholic liquors for consumption on the premises of a restaurant and tavern.  Class B-2 licenses shall also authorize the retail sale of wine in original packages only and not for consumption on the premises, in conjunction and solely with a carry out order of one or more meals. The following additional application requirements apply to all Class B licenses:
    1. Every application for a Class B license, whether an initial application or a renewal application, shall have attached thereto a site drawing of the proposed licensed premises, drawn to scale showing the following:
      1. the location of all rooms, segregated areas, including outdoor seating areas and the square footage thereof;
      2. the designated use of each room or segregated area (i.e. dining room, holding bar, service bar, kitchen, rest rooms, outdoor seating areas, all rooms and segregated areas, including outdoor areas, where alcoholic liquor may be served or consumed and all locations where live entertainment may be provided.
      3. the seating capacity of rooms or segregated areas where the public is permitted to consume food and/or alcoholic beverages and/or live entertainment may be provided.
    2. The site drawing is subject to the approval of the Local Liquor Control Commissioner. The Local Liquor Control Commissioner may impose such restrictions as he deems appropriate on any licensee by noting same on the approved site drawing or as provided on the of the licensee.
       
    3. A copy of the approved site drawing shall be attached to the approved license and is made a part of said license.
    4. It shall be unlawful for any Class B licensee to operate and/or maintain the licensed premises in any manner inconsistent with the approved site drawing.
  • B-3 Class B-3 licenses shall authorize the retail sale of alcoholic liquors for consumption on the premises of a restaurant and tavern. Class B-3 shall also authorize the retail sale of wine or speciality drinks originating from the licensed premises in original packages only and not for consumption on the premises that are sold within the segregated retail/cashier area of the premises. The retail wine/speciality drink area shall not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the total square footage of the premises. Further, wine and tasting bars shall be permitted in the retail wine area of said premises, and wine tasting may be conducted in accordance with St. Charles Municipal Code 5.08.260
  1. Class C – Tavern; Bar; Saloon Licenses - Live entertainment may be permitted as otherwise provided in this chapter for Class C licenses.  A tavern, bar, or saloon licensed to sell wine under this Code may permit a patron to remove one, unsealed and partially consumed bottle of wine for off-premise consumption, provided that the patron has purchased a meal and consumed a portion of the bottle of wine with the meal on the restaurant premises. A partially consumed bottle of wine that is to be removed from the premises shall be securely sealed by the licensee or an agent of the licensee prior to removal from the premises and placed in a transparent, one-time use, tamperproof bag. The licensee or agent of the licensee shall provide a dated receipt for the bottle of wine to the patron. Wine that is resealed in accordance with the provisions of this section and not tampered with shall be in violation of section 5.08.290 while being transported in a motor vehicle.  Class C licenses are divided into the following sub-classes:
  • C-1.  Class C-1 licenses shall authorize the retail sale of alcoholic liquors for consumption on the premises of a tavern, bar, or saloon. Class C-1 licenses may authorize the sale of alcoholic liquor in outdoor sales areas provided such sales are in conjunction with food service, if approved by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner.
     
  • C-2.  Class C-2 licenses shall authorize the retail sale of beer and wine only for consumption on the premises of a tavern, bar, or saloon.
     
  • C-3.   Class C-3 3 licenses shall authorize the retail sale of alcoholic liquors for consumption on the premises of a tavern, bar, or saloon.  Class C-3 licenses may authorize the sale of alcoholic liquor in outdoor sales areas provided such sales are in conjunction with food service, if approved by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner. Class C-3 licenses shall also authorize the retail sale of wine in original packages only and not for consumption on the premises.  The following additional application requirements apply to all Class C licenses:
     
    1. Every application for a Class C license, whether an initial application or a renewal application, shall have attached thereto a site drawing of the proposed licensed premises, drawn to scale, showing the following:
      1. the location of all rooms, segregated areas, including outdoor seating areas and the square footage thereof,
      2. the designated use if each room or segregated area (e.g. dining room, holding bar, service bar, kitchen, restrooms, outdoor seating areas, all rooms and segregated areas, including outdoor areas, where alcoholic liquor may be served or consumed and all locations where live entertainment may be provided (Class C-2 only with Local Liquor Control Commissioner approval), etc.).
      3. the seating capacity of rooms or segregated areas where the public is permitted to consume food and/or alcoholic beverages and/or live entertainment may be provided.
    2. The site drawing is subject to the approval of the Local Liquor Control Commissioner. The Local Liquor Control Commissioner may impose such restrictions as he deems appropriate on any licensee by noting same on the approved site drawing or as provided on the face of the license.
    3. A copy of the approved site drawing shall be attached to the approved license and is made a part of said license.
    4. It shall be unlawful for any Class C licensee to operate and/or maintain the licensed premises in any manner inconsistent with the approved site drawing.
       
  1. Class D – Specific Alcoholic Liquor Sales and Site Specific Licenses -Class D licenses are divided into the following sub-classes:
  • D-1.  Class D-1 license:

    1. The license shall authorize the service, sale, and/or delivery of alcoholic liquor for consumption on the premises in Park District owned or leased facilities within the City of St. Charles where authorized by the St. Charles Park District Board for Park District sponsored events, subject to the following:
      1. The Park District shall take control of such alcoholic liquors promptly upon purchase, delivery thereof to the premises, and shall provide BASSET trained servers for the opening, dispensing, delivery and/or serving of such alcoholic liquors during the event.
      2. Any and all alcoholic liquors shall be opened, dispensed, delivered and/or served on the premises only by such servers and only to the attendees of the event.
      3. As an alternative to engaging the service of Park District staff, the Park District may allow the service of a vendor who holds a then current and otherwise valid Class E or H license issued by the City of St. Charles for the purpose of selling or delivering alcoholic liquor for a particular event on the Park District premises.
      4. A certificate of insurance reflecting coverage for general liability purposes in the amounts otherwise due from and in place for the licensee shall be provided by the St. Charles Park District for those properties leased from the City of St. Charles and the City shall be named as additional insured.
    2. The holder of this City of St. Charles liquor license may allow for the sale, delivery, and consumption of alcoholic liquors on its premises, that have been brought onto premises by a person or persons who have contracted for an event to be held on the premises, subject to the following:
      1. A certificate of insurance reflecting coverage for general liability purposes in the amounts otherwise due from and in place for the licensee shall be provided by the patron or patrons supplying the alcoholic liquors, and the St. Charles Park District shall be named as additional insured.
      2. Attendance at the event shall not be open to the general public and must be by appointment, presale tickets or special invitation by the person or persons who have contracted for the event to be held on the premises.
      3. The service and consumption of alcoholic liquor shall be permitted only on the event premises to the invitees.
      4. The contracting person or persons obtains such other liquor license(s) required by the City of St. Charles.
    3. Maximum number of licenses allowed:  One such license is allowed, which shall be applicable for all St. Charles Park District premises within the City of St. Charles, with the exception being the Pottawatomie Golf Course, which requires a D-3 license.
  • D-2.  Class D-2 licenses shall authorize the retail sale of alcoholic liquors for consumption on the premises of any hotel or motel only and shall be issued only to the operator of said hotel or motel.  Additionally, each of the residence rooms of the hotel or motel may have a mini-bar that may be accessed only by a special key obtained from the hotel management by a patron that may be served alcoholic liquors.

  • D-3.  Class D-3 licenses shall authorize the retail sale of alcoholic liquors for consumption on the premises of a golf club or any banquet hall at a golf club in conjunction with the service of sit down meals. One (1) or more portable or permanent bars are permitted, when the person who operates the banquet hall makes such retail sale of alcoholic liquor. Class D-3 licenses shall authorize the sale of alcoholic liquors from one (1) halfway house and from two (2)  motorized food and beverage cars operating on eighteen (18) hole and nine (9) hole golf courses for consumption on said golf course only, subject to the following restrictions: all alcoholic liquors shall be served in other than glass containers; all cars shall only operate on designated golf paths.

  • D-4.  Class D-4-1 licenses shall authorize the retail sale of alcoholic liquors for consumption on the premises only, of any club, provided, that such club shall have been in existence for at least six (6) months prior to the filing of an application for a license under this chapter and shall have maintained clubrooms for such period of time immediately preceding the filing of its application.
    (Ord. 2015-M-14 § 1; Ord. 2010-M-29 § 1; Ord. 2008-M-80 § 1.)

  • D-5.  Class D-5 licenses shall authorize the retail sale of alcoholic liquors for consumption on the premises only, of the theater premises located at 105 East Main St. The sale of alcoholic liquors shall be from one (1) permanent location in the vestibule, one (1) service bar in the balcony, and up to two (2) other service bars as dictated by the event.

  • D-6.  Class D-6 licenses shall authorize the retail sale of alcoholic liquors for consumption on the premises only in conjunction with the operation of the Q Center, located on the premises at 1405 North Fifth Ave. Alcoholic liquor sales are limited to individuals and their guests who are participating in events under the direct control of the licensee. The license shall not be removed from the location at 1405 North Fifth Ave. without the approval of the City Council and consent of the Local Liquor Control Commissioner.

  • D-7  Class D7 licenses shall authorize the retail sale of wine and beer for consumption on the premises only for non-for-profit organization of such theatre located at 111 West Main Street. The sale of beer and wine shall be from one (1) permanent location in the vestibule and service will only be allowed when theatre events are being held on this premise.

  • D-8. Class D-8 licenses authorize the retail sale and consumption of alcoholic liquors at an arts and entertainment studio, while the patron(s) are participating in an arts, crafts or other class that are offered by the licensee. The consumption of alcoholic liquors is restricted to the licensed premises and shall be limited to members of a group assembled on the premises for the purpose of attending an art, crafts, or other classes offered by an art studio, arts and crafts school, or similar leisure/entertainment business while the licensee is conducting classes.

    Partially consumed bottles of wine can be removed from the premises but only securely sealed by the licensee or an agent of the licensee prior to removal from the premises and placed in a transparent, one- time use, tamperproof bag and not for public distribution or consumption.

  • D-9. Class D-9 licenses shall authorize the service or delivery of alcoholic liquors, for the consumption on the premises only, at a Special Event Venue. Special Event Venues shall consist of a business for which the exclusive activity is to provide space for catered private parties and shall be classified in terms of two distinct categories:
  • Parties of less than fifty (50) persons or where the locations capacity is less than (75) persons shall be deemed a “small event venue”.
  • Parties of more than seventy-five (75) persons of where the locations capacity exceeds seventy-five (75) persons shall be deemed a “large event venue”.
  • Special Event Venues provide for the service and consumption at tables of hors d’oeuvres, a buffet, or full multiple course meal, and at which alcoholic liquor may be served incident to such food service.  Each venue event at which alcoholic liquor may be served shall be prearranged under the sponsorship of a particular person or organization.  Venue events shall not be open to the general public, but attendance shall be by appointment or special invitation of the sponsors.  No admission charge shall be levied to guests at such event venues, except for an event sponsored by a non-for-profit corporation or association registered with the State of Illinois. A Class D-9 license does not permit the direct retail sale of alcoholic liquor from the D-9 licensee to the event sponsor or any event attendees.

For purposes of selling or service of alcoholic liquor for a particular event on the premises, the holder of a Class D-9 license shall engage the services of a  caterer holds a then current and otherwise valid Class E or H  license issued by the City of St. Charles for the purpose of supplying, opening, dispensing, selling, and/or serving alcoholic liquors for consumption on the premises where the service of food predominates.

As an alternative to  engaging the services of a vendor who holds a then current and otherwise valid Class E or H  license issued by the City of St. Charles for the purpose of selling or delivering alcoholic liquor for a particular event on the premises, the holder of a Class D-9 License may instead allow for the consumption of alcoholic liquors, on the premises, that have been brought onto the premises by a person or persons who have contracted for an event to be held on the premises where the service of food predominates, subject to the following:

 

  1. The licensee shall take control of such alcoholic liquors promptly upon delivery thereof to the premises, and shall provide BASSET trained servers for the opening, dispensing, delivery, and/or serving of such alcoholic liquors during the event.
  2. Any and all alcoholic liquors shall be opened, dispensed, delivered and/or served on the premises only by such servers, and only to attendees of the event.
  3. A certificate of insurance reflecting coverage for general liability purposes in the amounts otherwise due from and in place for the licensee shall be provided to the licensee by the patron or patrons supplying the alcoholic liquors, and the City of St. Charles and the Local Liquor Control Commission of the City shall be named as an additional insured on the policy.
  4. Any alcoholic liquor remaining unserved after the conclusion of the event may be returned to the person or persons who supplied them, to be transported off the premises only in accordance with law.
  5. A partially consumed bottle of wine that is to be removed from the premises shall be securely sealed by the licensee or an agent of the licensee prior to removal from the premises and placed in a transparent, one-time use, tamperproof bag.
  6. Any license(s) / permit(s) from the State of Illinois.
  • D-10. Class D-10 licenses shall authorize the retail sale of alcoholic liquors for consumption on the premises of an entertainment venue or theater for consumption on the premises as determined in an approved site plan from a service bar or snack shop. Such licenses shall only be issued to establishments where the service of alcoholic beverages is ancillary and incidental to entertainment services.

  • D-11. Class D-11 Theater licenses shall authorize the retail sale of alcoholic liquor for consumption on the licensed premises where the primary business is that of a Theater as defined herein, subject to the following conditions:

1.  A movie theater establishment qualifying for this license shall be kept, used and maintained, advertised and held out to the public as a full time movie theater establishment regularly providing and showing movies to the public.

2. The licensee must first verify that every patron possessing or consuming alcoholic liquor is at least twenty one (21) years of age.

3.  The containers in which alcoholic beverages are served must be of a different color, size and design than those in which nonalcoholic beverages are served. In addition, no glassware is allowed. 

4.  The licensee shall not serve or deliver more than two alcoholic beverages to a customer at a time and no person shall have in his/her possession at any given time more than two alcoholic beverages. 

5.  There may be no service of alcoholic beverages unless the movie theater is actually open for the showing of movies. Under no circumstances may alcoholic beverages be served more than one hour prior to the advertised showing time of the first movie to be shown on any day or before 7:00 a.m. or after the conclusion of the last movie to be shown on any day or 12:00 a.m. 

6.  The licensee shall not permit any possession or consumption of alcohol by any person younger than twenty one( 21) years of age on the licensed premises, regardless of whether the alcohol was purchased from the licensee.

  • D-12. Class D-12 licenses shall authorize the retail sale and consumption of alcoholic liquor, for consumption on the specified premises, as an adjunct to a salon, spa, hairdresser, beautician, manicure, pedicure, and / or barbershop services while the patrons are receiving contemporaneous spa / salon services from the license holder. Special events, such as art and craft shows and charity type events, are permitted on the premises so long as they are within the permitted hours of retail sale of alcoholic liquor. Massage only facilities are prohibited from offering alcoholic liquor to their patrons. The retail sale of alcoholic liquor while receiving spa / salon services shall be limited to one drink per hour, per customer or patron of the premises, and no such customer or patron shall be served more than three alcoholic beverages during the permitted hours of the retail sale of alcoholic liquor during any one calendar day.
  • D-13. Class D-13.
  1. The D-13 license shall authorize the service, sale, and/or delivery of alcoholic liquor for consumption on the premises of the St. Charles Public Library District owned premises within the City of St. Charles where authorized by the St. Charles Public Library District Board Trustees for St. Charles Public Library District sponsored events, subject to the following:
    1. The St. Charles Public Library District shall take control of such alcoholic liquors promptly upon purchase, delivery thereof to the premises, and shall provide BASSET trained servers for the opening, dispensing, delivery and/or serving of such alcoholic liquors during the event.
    2. Any and all alcoholic liquors shall be opened, dispensed, delivered and/or served on the premises only by such servers and only to the attendees of the event.
    3. As an alternative to engaging the service of St. Charles Public Library District staff, the St. Charles Public Library District may allow (i) the service of a vendor who holds a then current and otherwise valid Class E or H license issued by the City of St. Charles for the purpose of selling or delivering alcoholic liquor for a particular event on St. Charles Public Library District owned or leased premises, or (ii) allow for the sale, delivery, and consumption of alcoholic liquors on its premises, that have been brought onto premises by a person or persons who have contracted for an event to be held on the premises, subject to the following:
      1. Attendance at the event shall not be open to the general public and must be by appointment, presale tickets or special invitation by the person or persons who have contracted for the event to be held on the premises.
      2. The service and consumption of alcoholic liquor shall be permitted only on the event premises to the invitees.
      3. The contracting person or persons obtains such other liquor license(s) required by the City of St. Charles.
  2. Maximum number of licenses allowed:  One such license is allowed, which shall be applicable for all St. Charles Public Library District owned premises within the City of St. Charles.

 

  1. Class E – Temporary Licenses - Class E licenses shall authorize the retail sale of beer and wine (or alcoholic liquors if permitted by a Class E-1, E-4 or E-5 license) for consumption on the premises only and only for special events or catered functions where the dispensing of food predominates. The Local Liquor Control Commissioner may, with the advice and consent of the City Council, issue two (2) or more Class E licenses so as to authorize and delineate two (2) or more licensed premises to operate in conjunction with any such special event or catered function. Class E licenses are divided into the following sub-classes:

  • E-1.   Class E-1 licenses shall authorize, at the Local Liquor Control Commissioner with advice and consent of the City Council, either the retail sale of beer and wine or the retail sale of alcoholic liquors for consumption on the premises only. Class E-1 shall be issued for special events or catered functions, where the dispensing of food predominates. Applicants for Class E-1 licenses shall be limited to St. Charles organizations or groups, unless the Local Liquor Control Commissioner, with advice and consent of City Council, approves otherwise. There shall be no Class E-1 licenses issued beginning at 12:00 a.m. Friday, before Columbus Day and ending 12:00 a.m. Monday, on Columbus Day.
  • E-2.   Class E-2 licenses shall authorize the retail sale of beer and wine for consumption on the premises only. Class E-2 licenses shall be issued to only Class B and Class C liquor licensees  for special events or catered functions where the dispensing of food predominates. There shall  be no Class E-2 licenses issued beginning at 12:00 a.m. Friday before Columbus Day and ending 12:00 a.m. Monday, on Columbus Day. Notwithstanding the restrictions on the issuance of  Class E-2 licenses in the preceding sentence, Class E-2 licenses may be issued during said period subject to the following provisions:

    1. A Class E-2 license may be issued only in the event the principal street access in front of the licensed premises is blocked due to road closure resulting from a festival taking place during said October period;
    2. In addition to all other conditions and restrictions applicable to Class E-2 licenses, the Local Liquor Control Commissioner may impose such additional conditions and/or restrictions as he deems necessary; and
    3. The Local Liquor Control Commissioner may, with the advice and consent of the City Council waive or vary any conditions and/or restriction applicable to a Class E-2 license, if deemed appropriate under the circumstances.
  • E-3.   The Class E-3 license shall authorize the retail sale of beer and wine for consumption on the premises only and within the pre-designated area of the Kane County Fair Grounds. Class E-3 shall also authorize the retail sale of wine and/or beer in original packages only. The retail area and consumption areas must be pre-approved by the Chief of Police (with a site drawing) at the time of the liquor license application. Further, wine and beer tasting bars shall be permitted in accordance with St. Charles Municipal Code 5. 08. 260.
    • Class E-3 license shall be issued solely to the Kane County Fair for the conduct of the annual Kane County Fair and not more than twenty (20) days of events that the Local Liquor Control Commissioner and Chief of Police deem licensable per calendar year. Each of the events shall be subject to approval by the Chief of Police so as to avoid conflicts between other events and festivals occurring in the City. The Class E-3 license shall be valid only for the scheduled dates as outlined above and are subject to daily fees in accordance with St. Charles Municipal Code 5. 08. 100.
  • E-4.   Class E-4 licenses shall authorize at the Local Liquor Control Commissioner’s discretion, and subject to prior approval by the City Council, either the sale or delivery of beer and wine, or alcoholic liquors, for consumption on City owned property, including but not by way of limitation, 1st Street Plaza. There shall be no Class E-4 licenses issued during the second full week of October, beginning 12:00 a.m. Friday and ending 12:00 a.m. Monday.

  • E-5.   Class E-5 licenses shall authorize, at the Local Liquor Control Commissioner, with advice and consent of the City Council, either the sale or delivery of beer and wine or alcoholic liquors, for consumption on the premises only. The Class E-5 license shall be issued solely for the conduct of not more than twenty (20) days of events that the Local Liquor Control Commissioner, City Council and Chief of Police deem licensable per calendar year at specific premises.  Each of the events may not be more than one day in duration. The schedule of such events shall be subject to approval by the Chief of Police so as to avoid conflicts between said events and major festivals or events occurring in the City, including, but not limited to, Flea Market held at the Kane County Fairgrounds, Riverfest, Scarecrow Festival, and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Such license shall be issued solely for specific premises that is open to the public and kept, used, maintained, advertised and held out to the public as a place where retail business activities or operations are conducted, other than the sale of alcoholic liquor. Events shall be permitted solely on such dates and during such times as are set forth in any Class E-5 license issued.

  • E-6.   Class E-6 Temporary License Permits shall authorize the retail sale of beer and wine or the retail sale of alcoholic liquor for consumption on the premises only until 1:00 a.m. or 2:00 a.m. on a specified date. This license shall be issued to Class B and C license holders only for special events or catered functions with the dispensing of food. The issuance of the Class E-6 Temporary License Permit shall be at the discretion of the Local Liquor Control Commissioner, with advice and consent of City Council.  Application for a Class E-6 Temporary License Permit shall be submitted 45 days in advance of a scheduled date.  No more than four (4) permits shall be issued to any licensee per fiscal year.  A license permit is per event during a 24-hour period. There shall be no Class E-6 Temporary License permits issued during the second full week of October beginning 12:00 a.m. on Friday and ending 12:00 a.m. on Monday.

  • E-7.  Class E-7 Temporary License Permits shall authorize the retail sale of beer and wine for consumption on the premises only. Class E-7 licenses shall be issued to only Class A-2 and A-2B liquor licenses for special events or catered functions where the dispensing of food predominates. The issuance of the Class E-7 Temporary License Permit shall be at the discretion of the local Liquor Control Commissioner, with advice and consent of City Council. No more than four (4) permits shall be issued to any one licensee per fiscal year. Application for a Class E-7 Temporary License Permit shall be submitted at least 45 days prior to a scheduled event. The hours of service for beer and wine under the E-7 Temporary License Permit shall be restricted to the hours of 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Monday through Sunday.”

  • E-8. Class E-8 licenses shall authorize the service or delivery of alcoholic liquor, for consumption on the premises only and incident to food service at a special event sponsored by, or conducted at the St. Charles History Museum located at 215 E. Main Street, St. Charles, Illinois.  The Class E-8 license shall be issued solely for the conduct of not more than twelve (12) events that the Local Liquor Control Commissioner and Chief of Police deem licensable per calendar year at the specific premises. Each of the events may not be more than one day in duration. The schedule of such events shall be subject to approval by the Chief of Police so as to avoid conflicts between said events and major festivals or events occurring in the City, including, but not limited to Scarecrow Festival, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and the Holiday Homecoming Electric Lights Parade.  Any such event at the premises which is in whole or partly held outdoors or on the City sidewalk, street or parking facility must otherwise be in accordance with any and all applicable provisions of the City’s Code, including obtaining a special event permit from the City.

    For purposes of selling or service of alcoholic liquor for a particular event on the premises, the holder of a Class E-8 license shall engage the services of a vendor who holds a then current and otherwise valid liquor license issued by the City of St. Charles for the purpose of supplying, opening, dispensing, selling, and/or serving alcoholic liquors for consumption on the premises where the service of food predominates.

    In the event any Class E license (with respect to any Class E-5 license, if required in whole or in part by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner, City Council or Chief of Police) is for an out of doors special event or catered function, the following shall apply, in addition to all other requirements:

  1. The license shall rope off or fence the licensed premises.
  2. A sign limiting beer and wine (or alcoholic liquors if permitted by a Class E-1 or Class E-4 license) consumption to the roped off or fenced area shall be prominently displayed by licensee at all times.
  3. The license shall provide for the pickup of all litter and trash.
  4. The Local Liquor Control Commissioner, with the advice and consent of the City Council, in consultation with the Chief of Police, shall designate on each license issued the number of St. Charles police personnel and/or adult members of the licensee required to be present on the licensed premises at all times beer and wine (or alcoholic liquors if permitted by Class E-1 license) is being served, to supervise liquor sales and check identification of persons. The licensee shall be responsible for any and all compensation of police personnel at the then current overtime rate. The licensee shall be required to post a cash deposit to secure the payment of such estimated compensation.  If said deposit does not cover actual amount due, licensee is responsible for any balance due.
  5. A tamper proof wrist band, of a design and in a color (a separate color must be used for each day) approved by the Chief of Police, or his designee, shall be placed on the wrist of each person eligible to purchase beer or wine (or alcoholic liquors if permitted by a Class E-1 license) prior to that person being given access to the licensed premises. Minors shall not be permitted in any licensed premises. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Local Liquor Control Commissioner may, with the advice and consent of the City Council, and as designated in any license, permit minors to be present in a licensed premises where food is also served.
  6. Obtain any licenses and / or permits required by the State of Illinois.
  • F-1 Carry-In License shall authorize the carry-in of beer or wine (spirits are not permitted) to a commercial business or place of public accommodation that does not sell alcoholic beverages in which food preparation and service of food is the principal business conducted for consumption on the premises subject to the following limitations:
    1. The beer or wine is carried and unopened;
    2. No more than one bottle of wine not exceeding seven hundred fifty milliliters (750 ml) and no more than a 6-pack of beer may be carried in per patron;
    3. At the licensee's discretion, the licensee may require the beer or wine to be opened and served by the licensee, and the licensee may charge a corkage or setup fee for that service;
    4. The beer or wine may only be consumed by persons who are served a meal;
    5. The beer or wine may be served only during the hours that food is being served;
    6. Proof of dram shop insurance;
    7. Carry-in alcohol may only be consumed outside if the licensee has also obtained an outside adjunct license;
    8. Carry-in licensees are prohibited from storing alcohol on the premises, unless the licensee also has an appropriate license allowing the retail sale of alcoholic liquors on the premises;
    9. Patrons may remove one, unsealed and partially consumed bottled of wine for off- premise consumption and any sealed bottles/cans of beer provided that the patron has purchased a meal and consumed a portion of the bottle of wine/beers with the meal on the restaurant premises. A partially consumed bottle of wine or sealed beer bottles/cans that are to be removed from the premises shall be securely sealed by the licensee or an agent of the licensee prior to removal from the premises and placed in a transparent, one-time use, tamperproof bag;
    10. Carry-in licensees shall be liable for violations of this chapter in the same manner as the holder of any other classification of liquor license, including, but not limited to, violations for service to minors and the over serving of patrons;
    11. Illinois BASSET alcohol seller/server certification or equivalent training is required for at least one person who is on duty at all times that alcoholic liquor is allowed to be carried into the premises;
    12. The hours of operation for a class F-1 license holder are the same as those prescribed for a Class A license holder in Section 5.08.130A of this chapter.
  • F-2 Carry-In/Store on Premise License shall authorize the carry in of beer, wine or spirits into a commercial business and place of public accommodation in which social interaction takes place (social club) that does not sell alcoholic beverages and the aforementioned items can either be securely stored on the premises in a secured locker or carried away subject to the following limitations:
    1. The beer, wine, or spirits are carried and unopened;
    2. No more than one bottle of wine/spirits not exceeding seven hundred fifty milliliters (750 ml) and no more than a 6-pack of beer may be carried in per patron at any one time;
    3. At the licensee's discretion, the licensee may require the beer, wine or spirits to be opened and served by the licensee, and the licensee may charge a corkage or setup fee for that service;
    4. Proof of dram shop insurance;
    5. Carry-in alcohol may only be consumed outside if the licensee has also obtained an outside adjunct license;
    6. Patron may remove one, unsealed and partially consumed bottled of wine/spirits for off-premise consumption and any sealed bottles/cans of beer. Partially consumed bottles of wine/spirits or sealed bottles/cans of beer must be removed from the premises securely sealed by the licensee or an agent of the licensee prior to removal from the premises and placed in a transparent, one-time use, tamperproof bag or stored away in a secured locker and not for public distribution or consumption;
    7. Carry-in/store licensees shall be liable for violations of this chapter in the same manner as the holder of any other classification of liquor license, including, but not limited to, violations for service to minors and the over serving of patrons;
    8. Illinois BASSET alcohol seller/server certification or equivalent training is required for at least one person who is on duty at all times that alcoholic liquor is allowed to be carried into the premises;
    9. The hours of operation for a Class F-2 license holder are the same as those prescribed for a Class A license holder in Section 5.08-130A of this chapter.
  1. G-1. Class G-1 Licenses shall authorize the retail sale of beer manufactured on premises for consumption on the premises or for consumption not on the premises in original/sealed packaging only. The retail sales portion of the licensed premises shall be separate from the manufacturing portion of the premises. Food service, late night permitting, and other alcoholic beverage service, shall be permitted in accordance with other Class B or C Licenses.
  • G-2. Class G-2 Licenses shall authorize the retail sale of beer manufactured on premises for consumption on the premises of any nano-brewery market, or for consumption not on the premises in original sealed packaging only. The retail sales portion of the licensed premises shall be separate from the manufacturing portion of the premises. Food service shall be permitted in accordance with Class B or C Licenses.  Class G-2 licenses shall further authorize the retail sale of crafted beers for consumption on the premises and the retail sale of alcoholic liquors in original packages only and not for consumption on the premises subject to the following provisions:
  1. The products sold for consumption off the premises are not opened and consumed on the premises;
  2. Permitted food service, goods, and merchandise, other than alcoholic liquor, are also offered for the retail sale on the premises.
  3. The retail sale of beer, wine, or alcoholic liquor for consumption off the premises shall be in original packages only.
  4. If the licensed premises consists of multiple shops or restaurants at one street address, alcohol sold for the purpose of consumption on the premises may be carried and consumed throughout the premises and only if such movement can be made wholly within the enclosed structure of the premises, or approved outdoor seating area.  This license shall be a site license for the complete premises.

 

  1. Class H (Catering Licenses)

    Class H licenses shall permit the sale or service of alcoholic liquor of any type by a caterer in conjunction with the sale of prepared food for service at events that are not publicly advertised and that are not open to the general public at locations other than the premises leased, owned, or otherwise occupied or operated by the licensee. For purposes of this chapter, the location of the catered event shall be deemed the licensee's licensed premises. In addition to compliance with other requirements mandated by the State of Illinois and this chapter, a Class H licensee shall comply with the following:

    1).        A Class H licensee shall be a bona fide caterer and/or restaurant. For purposes of this subsection, a bona fide caterer is one who has been issued an Illinois Department of Revenue Sales Tax number, is certified by the County’s Health Department and is registered with the City (alcohol tax). Caterers holds themselves out to the general public as a person(s) who provides catering services where food is prepared at one location and served at another.

    2.)        Service and consumption of alcoholic liquor shall be permitted only on the event premises where food is catered. In the event that the Class H licensee has entered into a contract with another individual or entity for the service of food at the catered event, the sale or service of alcoholic liquor is permitted, but must take place in conjunction with food offerings.

    3.)        No person other than a Class H licensee holder shall be permitted to sell or serve alcoholic liquor for consumption at the private catered event unless such other person(s) has been issued a Class D liquor license provided in this chapter.

    Class H-1 licenses allows catering for restaurants located within St. Charles that already possess an existing liquor license to cater food and/or alcoholic beverages at an off-site location but within the City of St. Charles, but not before obtaining the aforementioned license.

    Class H-2 licenses allows a catering company or restaurant (outside of St. Charles) to cater food and/or alcoholic beverages at a location within the City of St. Charles, but not before obtaining the aforementioned license.

  2. V (Video Gaming) which is a supplemental license only, which permits Video Gaming only in a Licensed Establishment, otherwise qualified to hold a Video Gaming License. Class V licenses shall only be issued to holders of class A-4, A-5, B-1, B-2, B-3, C-1, C-2, C-3, D-2, D-3, D-4, D-5, D-6, G-1, or G-2 liquor licenses, and licensed fraternal and veterans' establishments.

 

A complete and accurate application to the City for the issuance of a Video Gaming License shall be deemed an application for the issuance of a class V supplemental license.

Class V licenses may only be issued to qualified Licensed Establishments in good standing which have continuously held a class A-4, A-5, B-1, B-2, B-3, C-1, C-2, C-3, D-2, D-3, D-4, D-5, D-6, G-1, or G-2liquor license, and licensed fraternal and veterans' establishments, and have operated their business on a regular basis for a period of at least one (1) year prior to the date of application for a Class V license.

Class V licenses shall have the same hours of operation as provided for the underlying liquor license as set forth in Title 5.08.130.

 

(2021-M-41: § 1; 2021-M-17: § 1; 2021-M-16: § 1; 2021-M-11: § 1; 2021-M-7: § 1 & 2; 2020-M-40: § 5, 6, 7, 8, 9; 2019-M-44: § 1; 2019-M-3: § 1; 2018-M-38: § 2; 2018-M-20: § 1; 2018-M-12: § 1; 2018-M-11: § 1; 2017-M-18: § 1; 2017-M-29: § 1; 2017-M-19: § 1; 2018-M-7: § 1; 2017-M-17: § 1; 2017-M-16: § 1; 2016-M-44: § 1; 2016-M-27: § 1; 2015-M-47: § 3; 2015-M-41: § 1; 2015-M-14: § 1; 2008-M-80: § 1; 2008-M-16: § 1; 2007-M-46: § 1; 2007-M-27: § 1; 2006-M-67: § 1; 2006-M-37: § 1; 2006-M-28: § 1; 2004-M-23: § 1; 2004-M-20: § 1; 2004-M-19: § 1; 2004-M-12: § 1; 2003-M-96: § 1; 2003-M-1: § 1; 2002-M-76: § 1; 2001-M-59: § 1; 2000-M-27: § 1; 1998-M-98: § 1; 1997-M-38: § 1 & 2; 1997-M-37: § 1; 1997-M-14: § 2; 1996-M-40: § 1; 1995-M-53: § 1; 1995-M-52: § 1; 1995-M-51: § 1; 1994-M-60: § 1; 1993-M-10: § 1; 1994-M-42: § 1; 1994-M-19: § 1; 1992-M-35: § 1; 1992-M-14: § 1; 1991-M-82: § 1; 1991-M-67: § 1; 1991-M-51: § 1; 1991-M-30: § 1; 1990-M-94: § 1 & 2; 1990-M-51: § 1; 1989-M-20: § 1; 1988-M-71: § 1; 1988-M-70: § 1; 1987-M-34: § 1; 1985-M-81: § 1; 1985-M-32: § 1; 1984-M-36: § 1; 1984-M-37: § 1 & 2; 1984-M-2: § 1; 1981-M-36: § 1; 1981-M-30: § 1; 1981-M-7: § 1; 1981-M-6: § 1; 1981-M-3: § 1; 1980-M-25: § 1(b), h); 1979-M-54: § 1(b); 1978-M-1: § 1; 1977-M-39: § 1; 1977-M-28; 1976-M-42: (part); 1976-M-5: (part); Prior code: § 24.029)