Commissioner Tobia to Propose Amendment to Allow Expanded Hours of Alcohol Sales at Bars, Restaurants

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next Commissioners meeting taking place at 9 a.m. on March 23

Commissioner John Tobia is proposing an amendment to Brevard County Ordinance that would allow for expanded hours of alcohol sales at bars and restaurants.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Commissioner John Tobia is proposing an amendment to Brevard County Ordinance that would allow for expanded hours of alcohol sales at bars and restaurants.

Florida Statute Section 562.14 sets out default regulations regarding the time for sale of alcoholic beverages.

However, it allows counties and municipalities to provide for less restrictive regulations.

Currently, Section 6-3 of Brevard County Code of Ordinances does this, providing for the restriction of alcohol sales between 2:00 am and 7:00 am (on New Year’s Day, 2 additional hours are provided for).

Commissioner Tobia says, as a conservative, he strongly believes in removing pointless regulations.

“This would increase the freedom of residents, visitors, and business-owners in Brevard County,” said Tobia.

The dining room and deck at Junkanoo offer expansive views of the port and waterfront. 

It is proposed to deregulate hours of sale of alcohol in unincorporated Brevard County by amending Sec. 6-3, so that there would be no time restrictions on when bars and restaurants can sell alcohol.

The proposal will be discussed at the regular meeting of the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners taking place at 9 a.m. on March 23rd, 2021.

The meeting will be in Building C of the Brevard County Government Center located at 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way in Viera, Florida.

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