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ABC Do not Sell stickers

"Do Not Sell" Stickers

Stickers for the 2022 calendar year were mailed to licensees December 2021.

For additional or replacement stickers, please complete the "Do Not Sell" sticker request form. Thank you for working with us and utilizing these free education and prevention tools.

VAL Updates 

Virginia ABC launched the Virginia ABC Licensing (VAL) system for banquet applications in January 2022. The VAL system will be available for licensees this summer and will be rolled out by renewal month beginning with renewals due in June.

Electronic Notifications

  • When you sign up to transact with Virginia ABC electronically using VAL, you will automatically be opted into electronic notifications for all licensing transactions. We will send you important correspondence about your ABC applications and licenses only via notices on VAL or to the email on file with your VAL account.
  • By signing up you are agreeing to keep us up to date with your current email address.
  • Online payments will be available via a debit or credit card. Automated Clearing House (ACH) payments are not available currently, however paper checks will still be accepted.

Keep Informed

Sign up for our Licensee e-newsletter for updates about this innovative web-based licensing portal. 

Search for a License

Are you interested in finding out information about a current ABC license? Are you seeking to object to the granting of a prospective ABC license?

Use our public licensee search tool to find information about existing and pending ABC licenses. 

Find out more information about how to submit an objection using our Contested Licenses page.

Changes to Mailings

As of January 2022, Virginia ABC sends all notices to the corporate address for your business. Licenses will continue to be mailed to the establishment address. This is a change to the previous policy.

Please verify that your corporate and establishment addresses on record are accurate. Contact your agent or regional office via phone or email to update any outdated information in the ABC system.

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MIPS Help

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

See the MIPS Help page for more information.


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.
 

Need Help?

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.

Licensing Wizard

For step-by-step assistance in determining the license or permit that you need, see our Licensing Wizard.

Training

Virginia ABC offers free online training to help managers, sellers and servers to become more responsible and better understand ABC laws, rules and regulations. For more information, contact Education and Prevention, (804) 977-7440 or education@virginiaabc.com.

Bringing Personal Alcohol into Virginia?

Moving into Virginia? Returning from vacation? Learn more about bringing personal alcohol into the commonwealth.