(Fargo, ND) -- Several times a year, the Fargo Cass Public Health Substance Abuse Prevention Program partners with local law enforcement agencies to carry out alcohol compliance checks in Fargo, West Fargo, and Cass County. The intent of the checks is to ensure alcohol retailers are not selling any alcohol to minors and FCPH appreciates the cooperation of the business community in this effort.

 Alcohol compliance checks were recently performed in West Fargo on June 30th. In total, 8 businesses were checked and 7 passed, resulting in an 88% compliance rate. Licensed alcohol retailers are encouraged to periodically review city ordinances and state laws related to sale of alcohol and to include this important information in training for new employees.

The West Fargo business that failed was Family Fare Liquors at 1100 13th Avenue East, which is their first fail in one year

West Fargo penalties are as followed:

  • First violation - subjects licensee to a written warning and a 12-month Probationary Period. 
  • Second violation within the Probationary Period - subjects licensee to a $250 administrative fine.
  • Third violation within the Probationary Period - subjects licensee to a $500 administrative fine and a 3-day suspension of the license.
  • Subsequent violations within the Probationary Period - subject licensee to a 30-day license suspension.