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Application Guidelines

Please read all instructions thoroughly. We also encourage you to contact your compliance agent for additional qualification guidelines. (Industry license applications may not be submitted online at this time). There is a nonrefundable $195 application fee.

Virginia ABC is required to conduct a background investigation on applicants, including a criminal history records check, and to notify the local governing body of each application. Special agents contact local officials, residents and business people in the vicinity of the establishment to see if there are any objections.