COLUMBUS, Ohio – At 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 12, the time will change to 3 a.m. during Daylight Savings Time. Agents with the Ohio Investigative Unit remind liquor establishments stop selling alcohol before 2 a.m.
Establishments that are permitted to sell alcohol until 2:30 a.m. are impacted by the spring time change every year. When the time springs forward to 3 a.m., it is now 30 minutes past the legal time for patrons to purchase, possess, or consume alcoholic beverages.
Liquor permit establishments caught operating after the time change takes place may be administratively cited for after-hours violations.