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On- and Off-Premise Retail Licenses

An on- and off-premise license allows for the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages on the premises of the establishment as well as authorizes the sale of beer in closed containers for off-premises consumption. View application guidelines. There is a nonrefundable $65 application fee for each license listed below.

Beer On- and Off-Premise

Beer may be sold and served only in dining rooms and designated rooms specially approved by Virginia ABC on the premises for each type of business. Keg privileges can be added for an additional $65. A delivery permit (in state) may be added at no additional cost.

For a restaurant, hotel, tax-exempt private club, grocery store. Grocery stores only in rural areas. Must be substantial public demand for public convenience.

COST
$300
 

Wine and Beer On- and Off-Premise

Wine and beer may be sold and served only in dining rooms and designated rooms specially approved by Virginia ABC on the premises for each type of business. Keg privileges can be added for an additional $65. A delivery permit (in state) may be added at no additional cost.

For a restaurant, hotel, tax-exempt private club.

COST
$600

ABC Special Agents

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.