Ordinance Allowing More Local Oversight On Liquor Licenses Goes Into Effect

A changed liquor licensing ordinance went into effect Monday in Rochester Hills, MI allowing for more oversight into which restaurants, bars and taverns bring licenses into the city.

The amendment to the ordinance will provide more notice to local officials when a business applies for a license. The change will also require City Council approval of on-premises liquor licenses and license transfers, and add non-payment of taxes and other obligations as a factor in officials’ consideration of an application.