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Find a License

Currently, over 20,000 businesses are licensed to sell and distribute alcohol in the Commonwealth. Annually, Virginia ABC grants over 28,000 banquet and special event licenses. 

If you have any questions about a particular license, please contact ABC's License Records Management Division at (804) 213-4577 or email lrmhlp@virginiaabc.com.

To find a pending license, search Pending in the Wine & Beer Status field. To find an active license, search Active in the Wine & Beer Status field. To help narrow your search results, you may enter geographic information, establishment name or other details.

Alternatively, you may view an Excel file of Virginia ABC Licensees (XLS).

Contest a Licensee

Community participation plays a key role in ABC's efforts to maintain public safety, and we welcome your involvement. Common citizen objections involve the establishment's proximity to residential areas, churches and schools.

Read more about contested licenses.

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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.