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Enforcement

Virginia ABC works to ensure that adults of legal age who choose to responsibly consume alcohol can do so in a safe environment—one that operates in compliance with the laws and regulations of the Commonwealth.

Our special agents are sworn and certified police officers, vested with statewide authority of arrest for ABC violations as well as any other Virginia criminal law violation. ABC violations investigated by special agents are reported to the Hearings, Appeals and Judicial Services Division to be scheduled for an administrative hearing.

View Dockets

Obtain the official schedules of initial, appeals and franchise hearings pending before the Virginia ABC Board.

Report a Violation

File a complaint against a restaurant, club, private residence, convenience or grocery store. You may also call (800) 552-3200.

Object to a License

Register an objection to an application for a licensed establishment. You may also call (800) 552-3200.

Import Alcohol

Are you planning to move and ship alcoholic beverages with your household goods to Virginia?

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.

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