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Marie Barmes, Legal Assistant
Ph: 815.774.7487
mbarmes@willcountyillinois.com

License Classifications

Licenses shall be applied for and issued in one of the following classes:

 

  • Class A
  • Class B
  • Class C
  • Class D
  • Class E
  • Class F
  • Class GC

Class A: license shall authorize the sale on the specified premises of alcoholic liquor for consumption in an enclosed building and also authorize the sale of alcoholic liquor in its original package not for consumption on the premises. This class shall not permit entertainment on the premises.

Class A1: license shall authorize the sale on the specified premises in an enclosed building of alcoholic liquor for consumption in the premises and also authorize the sale of alcoholic liquor in its original package not for consumption on the premises. This class shall permit entertainment on the premises..

Class B: license shall authorize the sale on the specified premises of alcoholic liquor for consumption in an enclosed building only. This class shall not permit entertainment on the premises.

Class B1: license shall authorize the sale on the specified premises in an enclosed building of alcoholic liquor for consumption in the premises an enclosed building only. This class shall permit entertainment on the premises.

Class C: license shall authorize the sale on the specified premises of alcoholic liquor in its original package not for consumption on the premises. It shall be lawful, however, to permit the tasting or sampling of alcoholic liquor on the premises if the tasting or sampling is part of a promotion, is of a temporary nature, or if no direct or indirect charge is made therefore. This class shall not permit entertainment on the premises.

Class C1: license shall authorize the sale on the specified premises of a gas station of alcoholic liquor in its original package not for consumption on the premises. This class shall not permit entertainment, tasting or sampling on the premises.

Class D: license shall authorize the sale on the specified premises of beer and wine for consumption on the premises within an enclosed building only. This class shall not permit entertainment on the premises.

Class D1: license shall authorize the holder to serve alcoholic liquors for consumption either on-site or off-site, whether the location is licensed or unlicensed, as an incidental part of a food service that serves prepared meals which excludes the serving of snacks as the primary meal. Prepared meals and alcoholic liquors are sold at a package price agreed upon under contract.

Class E: license shall authorize the sale on the specified premises of a restaurant or hotel for consumption on the premises and within an enclosed building only, where alcohol is served at tables only, as an integral part of a food service operation.

Class F: license shall authorize the sale of alcoholic liquor upon the specified premises for consumption on the premises only, to club members and guests who are personally accompanied by a club member.

Under the conditions prescribed herein, and unless the Liquor Control Commissioner otherwise requires in his discretion for the public good, Class for GC licensees shall be allowed to hold special events as described under §110.023 (D) of this article and shall not be limited as to the number or frequency thereof, solely as the following conditions are met:

Not less than seventy two (72) hours before the event, licensee shall inform the Liquor Control Commissioner in writing of the event and provide such information as the Liquor Control Commissioner shall require.

No event shall take place except between the hours from sunrise to sunset.

The event shall be subject to such other conditions, as the Liquor Control Commissioner shall require.

Any on-duty Will County Sheriff’s Deputy may order the immediate cessation of the event if, in his or her discretion, the is necessary for the public health, safety and welfare, or if in his or her discretion, the event is disruptive to the neighborhood or surrounding area. In determining whether to require a specific special event license, the Liquor Control Commissioner shall consider those elements listed in §110.023 (D).