Following are a few frequently asked questions related to the ABC licensing process. Information about specific license types can be found on the appropriate page using the links to the right. For more information about any licensing issue, please contact your ABC special agent.
How do you obtain an ABC license in Virginia?
By submitting an application on forms provided by Virginia ABC for the desired type of banquet, retail or industry licenses.
How long does it take to get a retail license?
Retail license applicants should apply at least 60 days prior to scheduled opening date.
Are ABC licenses transferable?
How much alcohol can be legally transported into Virginia?
One gallon or four liters, if in metric size containers, per person of legal age.
What newspapers are acceptable to publish in for ABC licenses?
Any English-language newspaper published in or having a general circulation in the county, city or town wherein such applicant proposes to engage in such business. (COV 8.01-324)
Can an officer of a corporation, living abroad, obtain an ABC license?