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Rule 4301:1-1-25 | Permits (H), transportation of alcoholic beverages.


(A) Except as otherwise provided in sections 4301.20, 4301.60, 4303.02 to 4303.21, 4303.23 to 4303.233, or 4303.27 of the Revised Code, an Ohio judicial decision, or this rule, a person must hold an "H" permit issued by the division in order to transport alcoholic beverages from a place:

(1) Outside of this state into this state for delivery or use in this state; or

(2) Within this state to another destination within this state for delivery or use in this state.

(B) An "H" permit is not needed if the alcoholic beverages in transport are:

(1) Not coming to rest in this state and not intended for use nor delivery in this state; or

(2) Manufactured in this state and for use and delivery to persons outside this state.

(C) A person who is properly registered with the public utilities commission of this state is considered to have a license from the public utilities commission pursuant to section 4303.22 of the Revised Code and is eligible for a "H" permit. For purposes of this rule, "properly registered" means a person that has:

(1) Registered a United States department of transportation (USDOT) number with the unified carrier registration plan (; or

(2) A certificate of public convenience and necessity (CPCN) as that term is defined by the public utilities commission of this state; or

(3) Both, as may be required by the public utilities commission of this state.

(D) Manufacturers, suppliers, and brokers, as those terms are defined in rule 4301-1-01 of the Administrative Code, who sell spirituous liquor to the division may transport alcoholic beverages in their own motor vehicle equipment to any of the warehouses, state stores, or state agency stores, operated, controlled by, or under contract with the division.

Last updated May 16, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4301.03
Amplifies: 4301.03(J), 4303.22
Five Year Review Date: 5/16/2026
Prior Effective Dates: 7/5/1950, 9/1/1982, 4/29/1999, 6/4/2004, 9/30/2015