Chapter 9.15


9.15.100    Alcoholic beverage control – Adopted by reference.

9.15.200    Liquor in public place.

9.15.100 Alcoholic beverage control – Adopted by reference.

The following chapters and sections of RCW Title 66, as now in effect, and as may subsequently be amended, are adopted by reference to establish regulations and crimes regarding alcoholic beverages under the Burien criminal code:


66.04.010    Definitions.

66.20.160    “Card of identification,” “licensee,” “store employee” defined for certain purposes.

66.20.170    Card of identification may be accepted as identification card and evidence of legal age.

66.20.180    Card of identification to be presented on request of licensee.

66.20.190    Identification card holder may be required to sign certification card – Contents – Procedure – Statement.

66.20.200    Unlawful acts relating to card of identification and certification card – Penalty.

66.20.210    Licensee’s immunity to prosecution or suit – Certification card as evidence of good faith.

66.28.090    Licensed premises or banquet permit premises open to inspection – Failure to allow, violation.

66.32    Search and Seizure.

66.44.010    Enforcement – Penalties.

66.44.090    Acting without license.

66.44.120    Unlawful use of seal.

66.44.180    General penalties – Jurisdiction for violations.

66.44.270    Furnishing liquor to minors – Possession, use – Penalties – Exhibition of effects – Exceptions.

66.44.370    Resisting or opposing officers in enforcement of title.

[Ord. 732 § 1, 2020; Ord. 63 § 88, 1993]

9.15.200 Liquor in public place.

(1) Except as permitted by RCW Title 66, no person shall open a package containing liquor, or possess an open container of liquor, or consume liquor in a public place; provided, this provision shall not apply to containers kept in the trunk of a vehicle or in some other area of the vehicle not normally occupied by the driver or passengers if the vehicle does not have a trunk. A utility compartment or glove compartment is deemed to be within the area occupied by the driver and passengers.

(2) This section shall not prohibit the offering of alcohol for sale and consumption in a public place as part of a community event; provided, that the organization seeking to offer alcohol must request in writing authorization from the city manager and identify the particular community event or events at which the sponsor wishes to offer alcohol for sale and consumption. The written request must be made no later than 30 days prior to the first community event for which authorization is sought. Those applying for the city manager’s authorization to offer alcohol for sale and consumption must meet the requirements of state law with respect to liquor permits and this chapter. During the course of the community event, the state liquor permit must be displayed within the area. For purposes of this subsection, “community event” shall mean fairs, markets, and festivals held on public property where the public at large is invited to attend, including but not limited to the Farmers Market, the Strawberry Festival, Octoberfest, and the Fourth of July Festival. As appropriate, the city manager may specify special conditions of use and note the conditions on the authorization.

(3) Violation of this section is a class 3 civil infraction under Chapter 7.80 RCW. [Ord. 562 § 5 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 546 § 1, 2010; Ord. 412 § 1, 2004; Ord. 96 § 2, 1994; Ord. 63 § 89, 1993]