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Description of Program and Relief

Certain License Holders May Sell Alcohol for Consumption off the Licensed Premises

Holders of plenary retail consumption licenses, hotel or motel licenses, seasonal retail consumption licenses, concessionaire permits, which are generally issued to bars and restaurants, or craft distillery licenses are temporarily permitted to sell and deliver (1) alcoholic beverages in original containers or in closed and sealed containers; and (2) mixed cocktails in closed and sealed containers for consumption off the licensed premises during the state of emergency.

Additionally, craft distilleries are allowed to sell distilled alcoholic beverages in original containers accompanied by one or more nonalcoholic beverages or food stuffs that may be combined by the consumer to prepare a mixed drink.

Government or Lead Agency

New Jersey Office of the Attorney General Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control

Dates Available

May 15, 2020, continuing until six months following the date: (1) on which the state of emergency has ended; or (2) on which the COVID-19-related occupancy or customer seating restrictions no longer apply to the licensed premises, whichever occurs later.

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions


Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


Contact for More Information

Contact the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control by phone at: (609) 984-2830

List of Additional Information

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