Holiday License Information

Holiday License Information 

a) Sunday sales. Retail establishments possessing a class A license may sell alcoholic beverages from no earlier than 10 a.m. to no later than 6 p.m. on Sundays or on Christmas Day, if Christmas shall occur on a Sunday unless the following Monday is a holiday, in which event the holders may remain open no later than 9 p.m. the prior Sunday.

(b) Holiday sales. No person or retail establishment shall engage in sale on a holiday unless said person or establishment has received approval by the city council and has obtained a license from the city clerk. No license shall be issued on December 25 of any year or on Thanksgiving Day except to those retail establishments provided for under Rhode Island law.

(c) The fee for each holiday license shall be $125. The fee shall be paid to the City Clerk's Office upon obtaining the license.

(Rev. Ords. 1987, § 8-31; Ch. 274, § V, 8-19-03; Ch. 386, § I, 5-2-06; Ch. 731, § I, 11-7-18)

State Law reference— Sunday business, G.L. 1956, §§ 5-23-1—5-23-5.