Sec. 3-38. – Disturbances, obscenity, etc.

No person holding a retail dealer’s permit issued pursuant to this chapter and no servant, agent or employee of the permittee shall permit any disturbance of the peace or obscenity, or any lewd, immoral or improper entertainment, conduct or practices on the licensed premises.

(Ord. of 3-12-73, § VII)

State law reference— Similar provisions, R.S. 26:88(5), 26:288(5).

Sec. 3-42. – Sales prohibited during certain hours.


It shall be unlawful for persons having permits (permitees) to sell or serve alcoholic beverages within the corporate limits of the City of Ville Platte, Louisiana between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on any Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of the week, and between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on any Friday and Saturday of the week.


It shall be unlawful for persons to consume alcoholic beverages on the licensed premises or on any parking lot or open or closed space within or contiguous to the licensed premises nor shall permitees allow same between the hours set forth in this section.


It shall also be unlawful for persons to consume alcoholic beverages on all public places during the hours set forth in this section.

(Ord. of 8-13-80; Ord. No. 5-14-96, 5-14-96)

Editor’s note—

An ordinance of Aug. 13, 1980, did not specifically amend the Code; therefore; inclusion as § 3-42 was at the discretion of the editor.

Sec. 3-43. – Exceptions to sales prohibited during certain hours.

The provisions of section 3-42 shall have no application on the eve of the following holidays (i.e. Christmas, New Year’s, Mardi Gras, July 4 and Thanksgiving), and during the following festivals (i.e. Cotton, Viande Bouchanee and Gumbo), or on any other holidays or festivals designated by the mayor and board of aldermen of the City of Vilie Platte, when the prohibition shall be between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on the eve of any holiday, and between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on any festival day falling on a Friday and Saturday.

(Ord. No. 5-14-96, 5-14-96; Ord. of 10-9-01)

Sec. 3-44. – Vacation of premises.

Any person in the place of business or upon the premises wherein or whereat alcoholic beverages are sold shall promptly absent themselves therefrom within the times set forth in sections 3-42 and 3-43, and the owner, manager, operator, agent, or their employees shall cause all the music to be disconnected and the premises to be vacated by all person therein or thereon, except the owner, operator, manager, or their employees.

(Ord. No. 5-14-96, 5-14-96)

Sec. 3-47. – Sale and consumption prohibited in public streets and outside business buildings.




Alcoholic beverages. Any fluid or solid capable of being converted into fluid suitable for human consumption and containing more than one-half of one percent alcohol by volume, including malt, vinous, spiritus, alcoholic or intoxicating liquors; beer, porter, ale, stout, fruit juices or wine.


Liquor. All distilled or rectified alcohol, sprits, brandy, whiskey, rum, gin and all similar distilled alcoholic beverages, including all dilutions and mixtures of one or more of the foregoing, such as liquor, cordials and similar compounds.


[Certain sales prohibited.] Sale of alcoholic beverages and liquor on the streets and sidewalks or in public is prohibited; no person shall sell alcoholic beverages or liquor on the streets, sidewalks or other public right-of-way of the City of Ville Platte.


[Public consumption prohibited.] Consumption of alcoholic beverages and liquor in public is prohibited. No person shall consume alcoholic beverages or liquor while standing, walking, or sitting on the public streets or sidewalks of the City of Ville Platte, or on the grounds outside of any business or building, nor shall any person carry an opened bottle, cup, glass or other open container containing alcoholic beverage or liquor while standing or walking the public streets of the City of Ville Platte or the grounds of any business place.


There shall be exempt from this section the immediate area of any special event, such as a fair or festival, when sponsored by a nonprofit organization and when a permit has been granted by the City of Ville Platte. Such permit shall specifically delineate the boundaries of the immediate area and the period for which the special event is authorized to be held. A signed copy of each permit shall be furnished to the chief of police. There shall also be exempt from this section the regular gatherings of chartered nonprofit organizations, individuals and families when they are at a place or facility or their residence which is under their control.


Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be fined not more than $200.00 and/or sentenced to not more than 30 days in jail.

(Ord. No. 8-22-89; 8-22-89)

Sec. 3-51. – Required.

It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the dispensing of alcoholic beverages in a saloon or behind a bar, or to be in any way employed in connection with the dispensing of alcoholic beverages in what is commonly known as a beer parlor without a certificate of qualification issued by the chief of police.

(Ord. of 4-9-68, § 1)

Sec. 3-52. – Application.

A person desiring the certificate of qualification required herein shall apply to the chief of police upon forms furnished by the chief giving the information required on the form. In addition such a person shall allow himself to be fingerprinted and photographed by the police department.

(Ord. of 4-9-68, § 2)

Sec. 3-53. – Restrictions on issuance.

A certificate of qualification shall not be issued to:


Any person who is not a citizen of the United States and of the state, and who has not continuously resided within the state for a period of 30 days preceding the date of the filing of the application.


Any person who is under 21 years of age, provided however, that a married person under 21 years and over the age of 18 years may be licensed if otherwise duly qualified.

(Ord. of 4-9-68, § 4)