City of Hampton, Virginia
Ordinance - Coded
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, VA 23669
Enactment Number: -
Ordinance To Amend And Reenact Chapter 18.1
Licenses, Article II. Classifications Of Business, Division 1 Generally,
Section 18.1-32 Alcoholic BeveragesGenerally Of The Code Of The City of Hampton, Virginia To Increase The Fees Imposed For Certain ABC Licenses.
IT ORDAINED by the Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia, that the Code of
the City of Hampton, Virginia, be amended to read as follows:
Sec. 18.1-32. - Alcoholic
(a) Every person engaged in manufacturing,
bottling or dispensing alcoholic beverages shall pay a license tax as follows:
(1) For each distiller's license, if more than
five thousand (5,000) gallons of alcohol or spirits, or both, are manufactured
during the license year, including bottling, the license tax shall be six
hundred dollars ($600.00).
(2) For each winery license, if to manufacture
not in excess of five thousand (5,000) gallons of wine during the license year,
including bottling, the license tax shall be one hundred dollars ($100.00); and
if to manufacture more than five thousand (5,000) gallons during such year, the
license tax shall be six hundred dollars ($600.00).
(3) For each brewery license, including
bottling, the license tax shall be six hundred dollars ($600.00).
(4) For each bottler's license, the license tax
shall be four hundred dollars ($400.00).
(5) For each wholesale beer license, the
license tax shall be two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00).
(6) For each wholesale wine distributor's
license, the license tax shall be fifty dollars ($50.00).
(7) For each retail on-premise wine license,
the license tax shall be forty dollars ($40.00).
(8) For each retail on-premise beer license,
the license tax shall be sixty dollars ($60.00).
(9) For each retail off-premise wine and beer
license, or wine or beer license, the license tax shall be one hundred dollars
(10) For each retail on and off-premise wine and
beer license, or beer license, the license tax shall be one hundred twenty-five
(b) The license tax for the retail sale of beer
and wine may be prorated by taking one-twelfth (1/12) of the amount of such tax
and then multiplied by the number of months in business during the current
(c) The licenses for which the taxes are set
out in subsection (a) above shall be as respectively defined by the state
Alcoholic Beverage Control Act (Code of Virginia, title 4.1). The terms
"alcoholic beverage", "alcohol", "spirits",
"beer", and "wine", wherever used in this section shall
have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by such act.
(d) No license shall be issued pursuant to this
section to any person, unless such person shall hold or shall secure
simultaneously therewith the proper state license required by the Alcoholic
Beverage Control Act. Such state license shall be exhibited to the commissioner
of the revenue.
(e) Any license for which the license tax is
set out in this section may be amended to show a change in the place of
business within the city. Any such license may be transferred from one (1)
person to another, provided the person to whom it is transferred holds, at the
same time, a similar license from the state alcoholic beverage control board.
State law referenceAlcoholic Beverage
Control Act, Code of Virginia, 4.1-100 et seq.; authority for above tax, Code
of Virginia, 4.1-233.
Adopted at the
regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia held on
by ________________________ Date _________________
Molly Joseph Ward, Mayor
by ________________________Date __________________
Katherine K. Glass
of the Council