Nebraska Revised Statute 53-134.03

Chapter 53 Section 134.03


Retail, bottle club, craft brewery, and microdistillery licenses; regulation by cities and villages.

The governing bodies of cities and villages are authorized to regulate by ordinance, not inconsistent with the Nebraska Liquor Control Act, the business of all retail, bottle club, craft brewery, or microdistillery licensees carried on within the corporate limits of the city or village.



  • Where city had not by ordinance attempted to regulate the location of the place of business of licensee, commission could grant license over objection of city. City of Lincoln v. Nebraska Liquor Control Commission, 181 Neb. 277, 147 N.W.2d 803 (1967).

  • Power to regulate sale of beer lies in local municipality. Phelps Inc. v. City of Hastings, 152 Neb. 651, 42 N.W.2d 300 (1950).

  • Despite absence of severance clause, ordinance which provided several distinct and separate grounds upon which to base revocation of liquor licenses was not rendered invalid in its entirety by reason of invalidity of some portions. Clark v. City of Fremont, 377 F.Supp. 327 (D. Neb. 1977).