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Virginia ABC Supports Click It or Ticket Seat Belt Campaign

As part of Virginia ABC’s mission to ensure public safety, the agency is joining law enforcement organizations across the country in supporting the Click It or Ticket campaign. While protecting citizens by enforcing Virginia’s alcohol laws, Virginia ABC special agents will also work to remind motorists about the importance of all passengers wearing a seat belt. Learn more about seat belt safety in Virginia.


Virginia ABC staff cut the ribbon on a new enforcement regional office in the Staunton area.

Staunton Relocates Regional Office

Virginia ABC recently celebrated the relocation of its regional office in northwestern Virginia, which assists more than 1,300 licensees. This Staunton office serves ten counties and six cities in the Shenandoah Valley and Virginia Highlands. Conveniently located near Lee Highway, this office includes a room for administrative hearings on ABC law violations, contested licenses and franchise issues. To inquire about applications, renewals or other enforcement issues, contact your regional office.
Restaurant and Spanish-language ABC materials

Leyes de Alcohol en Virginia

Because laws and cultural traditions surrounding alcohol differ throughout the world, Virginia ABC translated important laws into Spanish to better serve its Hispanic citizens and businesses. Read more.
ABC Accreditation Certificate Award

Bureau Fully Accredited

In December 2015, 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.

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.