When the onset of COVID-19 slowed development of ABC’s new online licensing system, we decided to merge the launch of our upcoming web portal service with our introduction of second initiative—a new, streamlined license structure.
The new license structure, recently approved by the General Assembly, will consolidate 152 existing alcohol licenses down to 71, in a set of 12 categories, and reduce complexity and duplicative processes for businesses that manufacture, sell and/or serve alcohol.
Depending on action from the 2021 General Assembly, the combined rollout of online Licensing and Licensing Reform will take place in the next six to twelve months.
Our online licensing system will enable you to manage ABC transactions when and where it’s convenient for you—at your business, at home, during the day or after you’ve closed for the night.
Stay tuned for more information in our Licensee e-newsletter about our new licensing structure and to learn how you’ll be able to use our innovative web-based licensee portal to streamline your business by interacting with Virginia ABC online to apply for a license, manage and review existing licenses, and pay fines, fees and taxes.
Virginia ABC—your business partner that’s ready to work when you are.