Jax Beach Updates Alcohol Ordinance To Crack Down On Bars, Restaurants With Violations

Nov 5, 2019

Jacksonville Beach City Council approved a change to an ordinance Monday night that could revoke permits allowing a bar or restaurant to sell alcohol after midnight if the business has too many violations in one year.

The city updated the alcohol ordinance to boost security at establishments that serve alcohol, according to WJCT News partner News4Jax.com.

The city said it has seen an increase in law enforcement costs associated with alcohol sales and intoxication after midnight.

Bars and restaurants in the city currently are required to get permits that allow them to serve alcohol until 2 a.m.

The changes approved last night focus on laying out what happens if businesses violate Jacksonville Beach code.

Going forward there will be a three-strike policy.

An expanded version of this story is at News4Jax.com.