The Assistant Vice President’s Office is required to review and approve applications to serve alcohol at events on campus (including Lakewood) or at Western-sponsored events off campus. Only after that approval is given may a banquet permit be sought through the Washington State Liquor Board website.
As of June 1, 2012 the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) applications for Banquet Permits to serve alcohol will ONLY be available on-line. You will not be able to go to a liquor store and apply and pay for a Banquet Permit in person.
The rules and regulations for obtaining permission to serve alcohol on Western’s campus (including Lakewood) or at an off-campus Western event have not changed. You must first obtain approval to serve alcohol from WWU’s Division of Enrollment & Student Services PRIOR to purchasing a Banquet Permit on-line from the state for your event. Applying for the actual Banquet Permit from the state is what has changed.
The revised WWU form, “Application for Banquet Permit Approval to Serve Alcohol on Western’s Campus and at University-Sponsored Events Held Off-Campus” is available above, as is a link to the revised banquet permit regulations and procedures.
Below are some links to the WSLCB website with Banquet Permit information:
-WSLCB press release: http://liq.wa.gov/pressreleases/get-your-banquet-permit-online
-Banquet Permit information: http://liq.wa.gov/licensing/banquet-permits
-Direct link to WSLCB Banquet Permit entry screen: https://liq.wa.gov/licensing/online-banquet-permit
If you need assistance with WSLCB application process, please call the Licensing Customer Service desk at (360) 664-1600.
At your event, you will need to have a copy of the approved WWU “Application for Banquet Permit to Serve Alcohol” in your possession. When you purchase your banquet permit online, an e-mail copy of it is sent to the local liquor enforcement office. You will need to print out your WSLCB Banquet Permit and you must sign and post your WSLCB Banquet Permit at the location where you will be serving the alcohol at your event.
WWU departments may ONLY use a WWU Foundation fund (Chart 2) to pay for the $10 WSLCB Banquet Permit. Whether using a WWU p-card or a personal credit/debit card for reimbursement later, prior approval from Tom Jones, Western Foundation’s Financial Manager is required. E-mail: Thomas.Jones@wwu.edu for pre-approval.