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Virginia ABC Do Not Sell stickers

Need More "Do Not Sell" Stickers?

"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 placed where both the seller and buyer can see them. "Do Not Sell" stickers are sent annually to every retail licensee in the commonwealth. By mid-year, they can become faded or damaged. If this has happened, it's important to get new stickers to ensure you maintain compliance with state laws. If you need additional or replacement stickers, please complete the "Do Not Sell" sticker request form. Stickers in Spanish are also available. Thank you for working with us in support of this important initiative by utilizing these free education and prevention tools.

Licensee Search

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

MIPS Access

Access the MIPS inventory system for vendors and carriers. Download the user’s guide (PDF).
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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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.