Licensees share the responsibility in upholding Virginia’s alcohol laws and our special agents are here to answer any compliance questions you may have. Contact your special agent
Have you created your business’s account yet? More than 1,600 restaurant customers have created accounts with Virginia ABC’s MIPS (Management of Inventory and Products Sales) and now benefit from the convenience of placing their orders for distilled spirits on line. The process takes just minutes, but will save your beverage manager hours.
Straight from an ABC special agent, here’s a list of ten things you can do to keep your business in compliance with ABC laws, rules and regulations:
Use our online licensee search to find retail and banquet licensees by license number and other criteria.
Place your orders online 24/7; view present and future discounting; and receive email notifications about your order status.
View the user's guide (PDF).
Submit your Mixed Beverage Annual Review (MBAR) online to fulfill requirements to report food-beverage ratio.
Access excise tax forms, make franchise and product requests and obtain permits for industrial and sacramental alcohol and importing personal alcohol.
Virginia ABC grants a range of privileges, or "licenses," to individuals, groups and businesses enabling the manufacture, distribution, selling and serving of alcoholic beverages in the Commonwealth. Holders of these privileges are commonly called “licensees."
Access MIPS (Management of Inventory and Product Sales) for vendors and carriers.
Download the user’s guide (PDF).
Sign up for the quarterly Licensee e-newsletter to stay informed about selling and serving alcohol in Virginia.
Virginia ABC offers training to help sellers and servers become more responsible and better understand ABC laws, rules and regulations. Register online for training led by a team of ABC special agents.
Circular letters are periodically issued by the Virginia ABC Bureau of Law Enforcement to communicate changes in ABC regulations to the licensee community. View circular letters.
Moving into Virginia from out of the country or from another U.S. state? Returning to Virginia from vacation? Learn more about bringing personal alcohol into the Commonwealth.