Sec. 4-1. Closing hours of establishments.


It shall be unlawful in the parish (excluding incorporated municipalities) for a holder of a retail liquor license and permit of high or low alcoholic content or such holder’s servants, agents or employees, to allow or permit the licensed premises to remain open or allow any patrons to remain therein between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. of the same day.


Grocery stores, drug stores or other establishments situated in the parish (excluding incorporated municipalities) whose main business is not the sale of alcoholic beverages of high or low alcoholic content may remain open for the sale of other items permitted by law, but any sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages in such places of business during the prohibited hours set forth is expressly prohibited.


Any person who violates this section shall be subject to having such person’s license to dispense alcoholic beverages suspended or revoked by the sheriff. Further, such person shall be subject to prosecution, and on conviction, to punishment as provided in section 1-8

(Ord. of 12-15-77, §§ 1—3; Ord. of 2-4-82, §§ 1—3; Ord. of 11-8-75)

Sec. 4-22. Obtaining and posting license.

No person shall engage in either of the businesses described in section 4-20 without first obtaining the necessary licenses required hereunder. All licenses issued hereunder must be posted in a conspicuous place in the licensed premises.

Sec. 4-30. Certificate of qualification required.

It shall be unlawful for any person to be employed as a bartender, barmaid, waitress, performer or entertainer in any place of business where malt, vinous, spirituous, alcoholic, or intoxicating liquors, containing more than six (6) per cent of alcohol by volume, are sold, as the principal commodity of said business, in the parish, without first obtaining a certificate of qualification to be so employed, as hereinafter provided.

(Ord. of 11-18-71, § 1; Ord. of 11-7-85)

Sec. 4-31. Qualifications of applicant for certificate.

Each applicant for a certificate of qualification shall possess the following qualifications:


Is a person of good character and reputation and over twenty-one (21) years of age if that person is a bartender, barmaid or waitress, and is a person of good character and reputation and over eighteen (18) years of age if that person is a performer or entertainer.


Has not been convicted of a felony under the laws of the United States, the state, or any other state or country.


Has not been convicted in this or in any other state or by the United States or any other country of soliciting for prostitution, pandering, letting premises for prostitution, contributing to the delinquency of juveniles, keeping a disorderly place, or illegally dealing in narcotics.


Has not had a license or permit to sell or deal in alcoholic beverages, issued by the United States, or any state, or by any political subdivision of a state authorized to issue permits or licenses, revoked within one year prior to the application, or been convicted or had a judgment of court rendered against such person involving alcoholic beverages by this or any other state or by the United States for one-year prior to the application.


Has not been adjudged by the board of alcoholic beverage control or convicted by a court of violating any of the provisions of Title 26 of the Louisiana Revised Statues, and the amendments thereto.


Has not been convicted of violating any municipal or parish ordinance adopted pursuant to the provisions of Louisiana Revised Statutes 26:494.


Has not had a certificate of qualification to dispense alcoholic beverages from the bar issued by any other parish, municipal or state suspended or revoked.


Has obtained the approval of the sheriff on the application filed as having met all of the requirements contained in the foregoing subsections.

(Ord. of 11-18-71, § 2; Ord. of 11-7-85)