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WAC 314-17-105

What are the penalties when a permit holder violates a liquor law or regulation?

Penalties assessed for violations within a three-year period will normally be as follows:
Violation Type
1st Violation
2nd Violation
3rd Violation
4th Violation
after hours: Selling, serving or allowing alcohol to be consumed between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. See WAC 314-11-070.
5-day permit suspension or $100 monetary option
10-day permit suspension or $200 monetary option
30-day permit suspension or $400 monetary option
Revocation of permit
disorderly conduct: Disorderly conduct by a licensee or employee, or allowing patrons to engage in disorderly conduct. See WAC 314-11-050.
5-day permit suspension or $100 monetary option
10-day permit suspension or $200 monetary option
30-day permit suspension or $400 monetary option
Revocation of permit
falsification of permit: Falsifying a class 12 or 13 permit or possessing a class 12 or 13 permit contrary to this title. See RCW 66.20.310 and WAC 314-17-025.
5-day permit suspension or $100 monetary option
10-day permit suspension or $200 monetary option
30-day permit suspension or $400 monetary option
Revocation of permit
intoxicated persons: Selling or serving to an apparently intoxicated person or allowing such a person to possess or consume alcohol. See RCW 66.44.200 and WAC 314-11-035.
5-day permit suspension or $100 monetary option
10-day permit suspension or $200 monetary option
30-day permit suspension or $400 monetary option
Revocation of permit
lewd conduct: Allowing lewd conduct on a retail licensed premises. See WAC 314-11-050.
5-day permit suspension or $100 monetary option
10-day permit suspension or $200 monetary option
30-day permit suspension or $400 monetary option
Revocation of permit
miscellaneous: Violation of other retail liquor laws or regulations.
5-day permit suspension or $100 monetary option
10-day permit suspension or $200 monetary option
30-day permit suspension or $400 monetary option
Revocation of permit
minors: Selling or serving alcohol to a person under twenty-one years of age. See RCW 66.44.310 and WAC 314-11-020.
5-day permit suspension or $200 monetary option
10-day permit suspension or $400 monetary option
30-day permit suspension or $500 monetary option
Revocation of permit
minors: Allowing a person under twenty-one years of age to frequent a restricted premises or area. See RCW 66.44.310 and WAC 314-11-020.
5-day permit suspension or $100 monetary option
10-day permit suspension or $200 monetary option
30-day permit
suspension or $400 monetary option
Revocation of permit
obstructing an officer: Obstructing a law enforcement officer, or failure to allow an inspection. See RCW 66.28.090.
5-day permit suspension or $100 monetary option
10-day permit suspension or $200 monetary option
30-day permit suspension or $400 monetary option
Revocation of permit
other violation of laws: Conviction of liquor laws, driving under the influence or felony.
5-day permit suspension or $100 monetary option
Revocation of permit
 
 
permit: Failure to produce permit or identification upon request. See RCW 66.20.310 and 66.20.180.
5-day permit suspension or $100 monetary option
10-day permit suspension or $200 monetary option
30-day permit suspension or $400 monetary option
Revocation of permit
private clubs: Prohibitions involving club liquor and use by the general public. See WAC 314-40-010.
5-day permit suspension or $100 monetary option
10-day permit suspension or $200 monetary option
30-day permit suspension or $400 monetary option
Revocation of permit
[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.20.330. WSR 10-12-124, § 314-17-105, filed 6/2/10, effective 7/3/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.12.160, 66.44.010, 66.44.200, 66.44.240, 66.44.270, 66.24.291 [66.44.290], 66.44.310. WSR 04-18-038, § 314-17-105, filed 8/25/04, effective 9/25/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.20.300, 66.20.310, 66.20.320, 66.20.330, 66.20.340, 66.20.350. WSR 01-03-085, § 314-17-105, filed 1/17/01, effective 2/17/01.]
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