OHIO — Soon, Ohioans can have alcohol delivered right to their door seven days a week and on holidays.

House Bill 674, which was signed by Gov. Mike DeWine in January, allows the alcohol to be delivered to a door step so long as it remains in its original container. The person ordering must be 21 or older. While the law went into effect Monday, there are still procedures and processes that need to be finalized before alcohol deliveries can begin. 

The bill was signed as part of a relief measure for bars and restaurants after having to shut down for months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A similar effort, House Bill 669, made to-go alcoholic drinks legal in Ohio last fall as long as it was in a container. 

After DeWine signed HB 674 in January, The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States released a statement supporting DeWine in his decision.

“Governor DeWine has been supportive of multiple consumer convenience measures throughout the pandemic, and this is yet another example of those efforts. Home delivery of distilled spirits is a win for Ohioans and local businesses alike," the council wrote.

The bill also removes four-hour and 4 a.m. sales provisions, and created a F12 license permit for beer and wine to be permitted at special functions and charitable events. 

The entire legislation can be found here.