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Do Not Sell Stickers

"Do Not Sell" Stickers Ready for 2017

Virginia ABC’s popular "Do Not Sell" stickers will be on their way soon.  “Do Not Sell” stickers help your business combat sales to underage persons. These easy-to-read tools assist ID-checking for alcohol and tobacco sales when the stickers are placed where both the seller and buyer can see them, such as on a register or a countertop where purchases are made. Employees should be able to quickly glance at the sticker and then at the ID to compare the date of birth to determine a customer’s age. These stickers, coated with a smear-resistant varnish that prevents fading and damage from cleaning, are effective beginning in January and will expire December 31, 2016

Mixing a cocktail

We're Looking for a Few Good Bartenders

Spirited Virginia magazine seeks to showcase top-shelf Virginia mixologists in a back page feature called “Behind The Bar.” If you are a bartender at a Virginia licensee and have a keen knowledge of quality distilled spirits, we'd like to hear from you! Email us at pubrel@abc.virginia.gov (subject line: Spirited Virginia).

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Bureau Hires Additional Agents

ABC special agents are a licensee’s best resource when it comes to interpreting Virginia’s alcohol rules, regulations and laws. To help serve the growing licensee community, Virginia ABC recently extended offers to seventeen men and women who will join our Bureau of Law Enforcement in the coming months. Know who your agent is? Read more about contacting your agent.

ID Checking Guide

If you’re looking for the latest resource for verifying IDs from across the nation, consider using the same guide used by Virginia ABC’s 350+ stores—the 2016 ID Checking Guide.

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." This section of the website is designed to assist licensees in maintaining a safe, regulated business
The selling and serving of alcoholic beverages is a business that is subject to higher legal and social accountability than almost any other industry. As a licensee, you shoulder many responsibilities, including preventing underage sales and consumption of alcoholic beverages. Virginia ABC has a strict "zero tolerance" policy for underage consumption and looks to you to aggressively avoid these sales.
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Contact Your Special Agent

Special agents are the primary resource for questions related to operating a business with an ABC license. Contact a special agent via your regional ABC office.

Bringing Personal Alcohol into Virginia?

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.

If you are a consumer and wish to purchase a keg click here.

Licensee Search

Find retail and banquet licensees by license number and other criteria, online or via download.

MIPS Access

Access MIPS (Management of Inventory and Product Sales) for vendors and carriers.

Download the user’s guide (PDF).