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Licensee News: How to Keep Up-to-date

Not a subscriber to our free, quarterly Licensee e-newsletter? Then you’re missing out on important news about changes to Virginia’s alcohol laws, available resources and training and education efforts, to name a few! This e-newsletter also provides information about lotteries licensees may participate in, Do Not Sell sticker information and much, much more! It is a great way to keep in contact with the latest information from Virginia ABC.

Sign up for the newsletter, also found at the bottom of this page.

Need More Stickers?

If you need additional Do Not Sell stickers, please complete the "Do Not Sell" sticker request form

MIPS Help

Access the MIPS inventory system for vendors and carriers. Download the user manual (PDF).

See the MIPS Help page for more information.

ID checking guide

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 all Virginia ABC stores—the ID Checking Guide.

WHAT IS A LICENSEE?

This section of the website is designed to assist licensees in maintaining a safe, regulated business.

ABC grants a range of privileges, or "licenses," to businesses, groups and individuals enabling the manufacture, distribution, selling and serving of alcoholic beverages in the Commonwealth. Holders of these privileges are commonly called “licensees."

ZERO TOLERANCE
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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Sign up for the Licensee e-newsletter to stay informed about selling and serving alcohol in Virginia.
 

Contact Your 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.