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Beer Wholesaler

A beer wholesaler license authorizes the licensee to acquire and receive deliveries and shipments of beer and to sell, deliver and ship beer to:

  • individuals licensed to sell beer at wholesale or retail for the purpose of resale
  • owners of boats sailing to out-of-state or foreign ports of call
  • individuals located outside the Commonwealth of Virginia for resale outside the Commonwealth.


Fees are based on the following classifications:

300,000 or less cases—$1,005
300,001 to 600,000 cases—$1,545
Over 600,000 cases—$2,010


COV 4.1-206.2(1)—Wholesale licenses
COV 4.1-231.1 A(2)(a)—Fees on state licenses
COV 4.1-233.1 A(2)(a)—Fees on local licenses


Apply for This License

Completing the application may take 1530 minutes. Average ABC processing time is 60–90 days.

To begin, view the list of industry required documents (PDF) needed to complete the application.
To apply online, click here. To apply via paper application (PDF), click here

The information on this page does not in any way replace or supersede what is listed in Title 4.1 of the Code of Virginia or Title 3 of the Administrative Code of Virginia. It is the responsibility of every individual or business applying for a license or permit to review, in detail, the applicable sections of the code.
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Virginia ABC offers free online training to help managers, sellers and servers to become more responsible and better understand ABC laws, rules and regulations. For more information, contact Community Health & Prevention, (804) 977-7440 or [email protected].

License Definitions
  • Beer Wholesaler