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Hearings and Appeals

The administrative hearings process addresses disciplinary matters related to ABC law violations, contested license applications and franchise issues.

Hearings are conducted by the Hearings, Appeals and Judicial Services Division, an independent adjudicatory division within Virginia ABC that schedules and conducts hearings on issues brought to the ABC Board for resolution. It is our policy, in compliance with statute and regulation, to conduct full, fair and impartial hearings in an orderly manner according to due process standards. Learn more about the hearings process.

A docket is the official schedule of hearings pending before the ABC Board. View the current dockets for initial hearings and franchise/appeals hearings.
Also called "final board orders," these represent the final outcomes of hearings before the ABC Board, inclusive of all penalties and actions taken. 

Additional Resources

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The Virginia code provides for a reduction in the length of any suspension and a reduction in the amount of any civil penalty for any retail licensee where the licensee can demonstrate that it provided to its employees alcohol server or seller training certified in advance by Virginia ABC (COV 4.1-227).

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Contact Us

(804) 213-4441
Consent settlements:
(804) 213-4451
(804) 213-4688
Dockets / hearings intake:
(804) 213-4685
Final decisions:
(804) 213-4441
FOIA requests:
(804) 213-4447
Virginia code requests (ยง4.1-227)
(804) 213-4447
Chief Clerk:

(804) 213-4447

Mailing address
P.O. Box 3250
Mechanicsville, VA
Fax: (804) 213-4731