Department of Liquor Control

The Department of Liquor Control provides the administrative services for the Liquor Control Commission. It investigates all applications for liquor licenses and provides data to enable the Commission to properly execute its duties. The Department has police powers to enforce the liquor laws, and inspects all liquor licensed premises to ensure compliance with the State liquor laws and the Commission’s rules and regulations. It investigates all alleged violations and complaints, and reports all violations to the Commission.

The department, upon request, provides instructions on the State liquor laws and the Commission’s rules and regulations to the Police Department, bartenders, waitresses, and employees in liquor licensed premises.

Announcements


Thursday, June 18, 2020
Mayor's Emergency Rule #12

Please see Mayor's Emergency Rule #12 relating to Bars and Bar-Top Service


Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Changes in Standard Operating Procedures for COVID-19 response

Effective July 1, 2020


Thursday, May 28, 2020
Changes in Standard Operating Procedures for COVID-19 response

Social distancing and safety practices remain in effect.  Masks are required to enter the office.


Friday, April 3, 2020
FY 2020-2021 RENEWAL PACKET INFORMATION - PLEASE READ!

Beginning next week our office will begin mailing out packets for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Liquor License Renewals.  As is our usual protocol, packets will be sent to the mailing address provided on your previous year's renewal, or to the address listed on your initial application if you are a new licensee.  If you do not receive your packet by the end of April, please contact our office at 241-4966 or email liquor@kauai.gov. PLEASE NOTE: Per Rule 2.6, applications shall be submitted NO EARLIER THAN June 1, and NO LATER than June 30.

As we are unsure when our office return to its normal operations due to the COVID-19 events, we would greatly appreciate your cooperation in trying to make the renewal process as smooth as possible.

Please make sure to read through the packet documents thoroughly to ensure you follow all procedures accordingly, and obtain the correct documents, and contact us should you have any questions regarding the renewal requirements. This will help avoid any delays or problems with processing your application. 

Mahalo, and stay safe and healthy, Kauai.


Friday, April 3, 2020
LIQUOR TO GO

Letter to Restaurant, Brewpub, Small Craft Producer Pub, and Club licensees regarding "Liquor to Go" allowance.


Monday, March 16, 2020
Social Distancing for COVID-19

Aloha,

As the health and safety of our staff and community members are of utmost importance, during the current COVID-19 pandemic our office will be implementing social distancing measures.  Whenever possible, we are encouraging you to conduct business with us via email or over the phone, and try to avoid coming in to the office unless absolutely necessary.  We sincerely thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we navigate through this situation.

Mahalo!


Friday, March 13, 2020
RED AND BLUE CARD TESTING POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Red and Blue card testing will be postponed until further notice.  At this time, we are unsure when testing will resume.  Please contact our office should you have any questions, or check our website for any future updates.  We apologize for the inconvenience.


Monday, January 27, 2020
Proposed Rule Amendments DRAFT (Jan. 2020)

Amendments are noted in red

Red/Blue Card


Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Schedule and Information

Red and Blue Manager Cards are issued weekly at the Department of Liquor Control. You will be required to provide a picture ID, and pass a written exam in order to obtain a Red or Blue Card. Check-in is done on a first come, first served basis; space is limited. Schedule listed below:

Red Card                              Blue Card 
Every Wednesday   Every Wednesday
Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m.   Check-in begins at 1:15 p.m.
Exam starts when the room is full   Exam starts when the room is full

NO TRAINING OTHER THAN THAT PROVIDED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF LIQUOR CONTROL CAN BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE TO OBTAIN A RED CARD OR A BLUE CARD.
ANY CLAIM BY OTHER ORGANIZATIONS OFFERING TRAINING WHICH STATES THAT UPON COMPLETION YOU WILL BE CERTIFIED TO OBTAIN A RED CARD OR BLUE CARD IS INCORRECT.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE RED/BLUE MANAGERS CARDS CAN BE FOUND IN OUR FAQs SECTION. 

Contact Information


Cecilio Baliaris, Jr.
Acting Director

 

Department of Liquor Control
Lihu'e Civic Center, Mo'ikeha Building
4444 Rice Street, Suite 120
Lihu'e, Kaua'i, Hawai'i 96766

Phone: (808) 241-4966
Fax: (808) 241-6585
Email: liquor@kauai.gov

Bookmark This Page: http://www.kauai.gov/liquor

Hours: 6:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Monday - Thursday (except Holidays)