Code of the District of Columbia

§ 25–721. Hours of sale and delivery for wholesalers and manufacturers.

(a) A licensee under a wholesaler’s license shall sell and deliver alcoholic beverages only between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday; provided, that licensees may also make deliveries between 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday.

(a-1) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, a licensed wholesaler may sell and deliver alcoholic beverages to customers only between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m., Monday through Sunday.

(b) In addition to the provisions in subsection (a) of this section, a licensed wholesaler, class A or B, may deliver alcoholic beverages between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Sunday.

(c) A manufacturer's license, class A, B, or C, holding an on-site sales and consumption permit may sell and serve alcoholic beverages on any day and time except between the following hours:

(1) 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., Monday through Friday; and

(2) 3:00 a.m. [and] 6:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

(d) A manufacturer's license, class A, B, or C, may deliver alcoholic beverages manufactured at the licensed premises to wholesalers, retailers, and the homes of District of Columbia residents between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m., 7 days a week.


(May 3, 2001, D.C. Law 13-298, § 101, 48 DCR 2959; Feb. 22, 2014, D.C. Law 20-81, § 2, 61 DCR 173; May 2, 2015, D.C. Law 20-270, § 2(e)(4), 62 DCR 1866; Oct. 30, 2018, D.C. Law 22-165, § 2(f)(4), 65 DCR 9366; Feb. 21, 2020, D.C. Law 23-51, § 2(d)(1), 67 DCR 13; Dec. 3, 2020, D.C. Law 23-149, § 6052(b)(1), 67 DCR 10493.)

Effect of Amendments

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-81 deleted “a manufacturer’s license or” preceding “a wholesaler’s license” in (a); deleted “a manufacturer’s license, class A or B, or” preceding “a wholesaler’s license” in (b); and added (c).

The 2015 amendment by D.C. Law 20-270 substituted “class A, B, or C” I for “class A or B,” in (c).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(a) of Inaugural Celebration Extension of Hours Public Safety Emergency Act of 2008 (D.C. Act 17-616, December 19, 2008, 56 DCR 44).