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The ABC’s – Alcohol Sales, BYOB, and Related Considerations

The ABC’s – Alcohol Sales, BYOB, and Related Considerations

Does your association include facilities that serve and sell alcohol? Is the association property zoned to permit alcohol-related uses? Does your association hold any alcoholic beverage licenses from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Alcohol Beverages and Tobacco (“Division”) and corresponding local government approvals and, if so, what is the geographical area the license/approval covers? Does your association permit “BYOB” consumption by its members or residents? Does your association have a policy governing the handling and distribution of alcoholic beverages on association property? These are all important questions for an association to ask to understand its obligations, its restrictions, and potential liability related to alcohol consumption on association property.