2017 ORS 471.404¹
Importing liquor without license prohibited
  • exceptions
  • fee

(1) Alcoholic liquor may not be imported into this state by any person other than a holder of a brewery, winery, distillery or wholesaler’s license, except as follows:

(a) Alcoholic liquor ordered by and en route to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, under a certificate of approval issued by the commission.

(b) Wines for sacramental purposes according to rules adopted by the commission.

(c) Alcoholic liquor that is in transit on a common carrier to a destination outside Oregon.

(d) Alcoholic liquor coming into Oregon on a common carrier according to orders placed by a licensed brewery, winery or wholesaler.

(e) Grain and ethyl alcohol for scientific, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, mechanical or industrial use, under a certificate of approval issued by the commission.

(f) Wine or cider that is sold and transported by the holder of a wine self-distribution permit to a retail licensee that has the endorsement described in ORS 471.274 (Wine self-distribution permit) (5).

(g) Malt beverages, wine or cider shipped directly to a resident of this state under a direct shipper permit issued pursuant to ORS 471.282 (Direct shipper permit).

(2) The commission may require importers of alcoholic liquor to pay a reasonable handling fee based on the quantity and type of alcoholic liquor being imported. [Formerly 471.335; 2007 c.651 §6; 2007 c.854 §3; 2009 c.240 §3; 2015 c.673 §6]

Chapter 471

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Employ­ment by OLCC of staff member as “hearings advocate” at certain OLCC contested case hearings, (1983) Vol 44, p 1

Law Review Cita­tions

16 WLR 479 (1979)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 471—Alcoholic Liquors Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors471.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 471, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano471.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.