314-02-075 - What is a motel license?

314-02-075. What is a motel license?

(1) Per RCW 66.24.540, a motel license allows a motel to:

(a) Sell liquor in locked honor bars in no more than one-half of its guest rooms, provided that:

(i) Rooms are rented to guests, at a minimum, on a daily rental basis; and

(ii) Each honor bar also contains snack food; and

(b) Provide beer and wine by the individual serving to overnight guests of the motel, without additional charge, for on-premises consumption at a specified regular date, time, and place (such as a hospitality room). Patrons may not self-serve during these functions.

(2) The motel must be licensed as a "transient accommodation" per chapter 70.62 RCW.

(3) The annual fee for this license is five hundred dollars.

Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.24.010, 66.24.120. 00-07-091, ยง 314-02-075, filed 3/15/00, effective 4/15/00.

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