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ABC Accreditation Certificate Award

Virginia ABC Enforcement Earns Accreditation Status

On December 1, Virginia ABC’s Bureau of Law Enforcement received accreditation from the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission putting it in an elite group of Virginia’s enforcement agencies. The accreditation program, administered through the state’s Department of Criminal Justice Services, is a thorough inspection and review of agency policies, procedures, processes and operations as defined by 190 stringent standards. Four performance areas including administration, operations, personnel and training are carefully evaluated against established criteria by an independent panel of certified assessors. In order to maintain accreditation, the agency will be reassessed every four years.

Moving into Virginia?

Are you planning to move and ship alcoholic beverages with your household goods to Virginia? The Code of Virginia (COV 4.1-310) prohibits the transportation or importation of more than one gallon of alcohol into the Commonwealth per individual per occasion. You do not need any paperwork to bring back one gallon or less. Read more.

Legislative Update 2016

Two pieces of legislation proposed by Virginia ABC become effective on July 1, 2016. House bill (HB) 322 enables ABC to take swift action against a license for specific public safety issues at licensed establishments. HB 323 expands available merchandising opportunities with the “Virginia Is for Lovers” trademark. Read more.

Regional Offices

Link to regional office locations Virginia ABC’s Bureau of Law Enforcement has nine regional offices and one satellite office that serve as points of contact for citizens and licensees. Find contact information for your local office.

Questions related to hearings and appeals should be directed to the Hearings, Appeals and Judicial Services Division.

ABC Violations

Please see Final Decisions and Scheduled Dockets  for list of statutory and regulatory violations that have been adjudicated or are pending.