The mission of Virginia ABC is founded on the laws established by the Virginia General Assembly and the regulations promulgated by the ABC Board. The primary resource for legislative and regulatory information is Virginia’s Legislative Information System.
For information on new Virginia ABC-Related legislation, see our Legislative Update page.
The Code of Virginia (COV) contains the laws (statutes) of the Commonwealth.
Title 4.1 is the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act.
Title 18.2 establishes crimes and offenses, including driving under the influence, public intoxication and possession of false identification.
Virginia ABC special agents, state police and local law enforcement enforce these laws. Violations are punishable as a criminal act with fines and/or jail time.
The Virginia Administrative Code (VAC) contains the regulations of state agencies, including Virginia ABC.
Title 3 contains the regulations of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.
Virginia ABC special agents primarily enforce these rules, which focus on ABC licensees. Violations can be punishable by fines, probation or revocation of the ABC license. These codes represent the agency regulations that apply to COV 4.1
Virginia Codes and Regulations