City of Middletown, CT
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Middletown as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcoholic beverages in parks — See Ch. 214.
[Adopted 2-8-1978 as Ch. 3, Art. I of the 1978 Code]

§ 101-1 On-premises Sunday sales permitted.

A sale of alcoholic liquor on Sunday between the hours of 12:00 noon and 9:00 p.m. in hotels, restaurants, cafes, clubs and golf country clubs shall be allowed in any such establishments validly operating under the provisions of the Liquor Control Act of the state.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See C.G.S. § 30-1 et seq.
[Adopted 9-7-1982]

§ 101-2 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR
The same meaning as set forth in C.G.S. § 30-1.
PARKED VEHICLE
The same meaning as set forth in C.G.S. § 14-1.
PARKING AREA
Lots, areas or other accommodations for the parking of motor vehicles off the street or highway and open to public use with or without charge.
POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO CONSUME
Having in one's possession or control alcoholic liquor in a glass, open bottle, open can or other open container so as to permit consumption.
PUBLIC HIGHWAY
A highway, road, street, avenue, boulevard or other way within and under the control of the City of Middletown and open to public use, including the sidewalks of any such highway.

§ 101-3 Prohibited acts.

Except as permitted in § 101-4 hereof, no person shall consume any alcoholic liquor or possess with intent to consume any alcoholic liquor upon or within the limits of any public highway or sidewalk or parking area within the City of Middletown. For purposes of this article, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the consumption of alcoholic liquor or the possession with intent to consume of alcoholic liquor in parked vehicles within or upon a public highway, sidewalk or parking area is a violation hereof.

§ 101-4 Exception for public functions; permit required.

A. 
Consumption of alcoholic liquor and possession with the intent to consume alcoholic liquor is permitted during any public function, festival or celebration being conducted within a public highway, sidewalk or parking area pursuant to a written permit issued by the Chief of Police, or person designated by the Chief to issue such permits, authorizing the sale, service or distribution of alcoholic liquor at or in connection with such function, festival or celebration.
B. 
An application for a permit shall be in writing directed to the Chief of Police. The application shall state the name and address of responsible officials of the organization sponsoring the function, festival or celebration (event), specify the parts of the public highway, sidewalk or parking area to be used during the event, specify the beginning and ending time of the event and, if it continues for more than one day, the hours in each day it is to be conducted, the number of people to be in attendance at the event and whether the event is open to the public. A permit fee of $5 shall be submitted with the application. The application shall be filed at least 10 calendar days before the first day of the event, and the permit shall be issued or denied in writing at least four calendar days before the first day of the event. The permit shall be issued if all of the required information is provided, the application is made at least 10 days before the event, the Chief of Police or his designee determines that the event will be open to the public and that all necessary permits, licenses, and approvals have been obtained from all government authorities having jurisdiction, including but not limited to the State Department of Liquor Control.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
C. 
Consumption of alcoholic liquor or possession with intent to consume of alcoholic liquor shall not be permitted in parked vehicles within or upon public highways, streets or parking areas under any circumstances.

§ 101-5 Penalties for offenses. [1]

Any person violating the provisions of this article shall be fined not more than $100 for each offense.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).