Today is Deadline for Businesses to Apply for MLB All- Star Week 4 a.m. Liquor Permit

Friday, May 3, 2019

CLEVELAND – The deadline for businesses to apply for the Ohio Division of Liquor Control “major event” waiver permit is today, May 3, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.  Under  Ohio  statute, holders of certain Ohio liquor permits (A-1, A-1-A, A-l-C, A-2 and D) may apply for a "major" event' waiver that would allow the holder to extend service time for beer or intoxicating liquor from 1 a.m. or 2:30 a.m. until 4 a.m. the following day during a major event.

MLB All-Star Week is considered a "major event"; thus, certain permit holders may apply for this waiver subject to the following conditions:

  • For businesses inside the City of Cleveland, the permit holder must mail or hand-deliver their request to:
    • Alex Lackey and Valarie McCall, Cleveland City Hall, Mayor’s Office Room 202, 601 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44114. (submissions via mail must be post-marked by May 3, 2019)
    • Email requests can be sent to Alex Lackey at and Chief Valarie McCall at 
  • The duration of the waiver will be from Friday, July 5th thru Wednesday, July 10th, 2019.

The permit holder must complete the attached application.

The City of Cleveland will review all applications and compile a list of the applicants to submit to the Division of Liquor Control. The division may remove the name of a permit holder from the list for good cause.