Restaurant and Spanish-language ABC materials
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Leyes de Alcohol en Virginia

Because laws and cultural traditions surrounding alcohol differ throughout the world, Virginia ABC has launched a Spanish Web page to better serve its Hispanic citizens and businesses. Read more.
ABC Accreditation Certificate Award

New Accreditation Status

On December 1, 2016, the Bureau of Law Enforcement received accreditation from the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission, putting it in an elite group of enforcement agencies. The accreditation program is a thorough inspection and review of agency policies, procedures, processes and operations as defined by 190 stringent standards.

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

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Access to Virginia ABC's website will be interrupted from 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, through 5 a.m. on Sunday, April 23, as the commonwealth performs internet maintenance.