Virginia ABC > Licenses > VAL System > License Definitions > Third-Party Delivery

Third-Party Delivery

A third-party delivery license authorizes the licensee to deliver alcoholic beverages to a consumer pursuant to an order for such alcoholic beverages placed with a licensee vested with delivery privileges.


Fees are based on the following classifications:

No more than 25 delivery personnel$2,500
More than 25 delivery personnel$7,500 


COV 4.1-204(E)Records of licensees; inspection of records and places of business
COV 4.1-206.3(F)(6)Retail licenses
COV 4.1-212.1(D)Delivery of wine and beer; kegs; regulations of Board
COV 4.1-212.2Third-party deliveries; limitations; penalties (in effect July 1, 2022)
COV 4.1-231.1(A)(8)(f)Fees on state licenses 

Apply for This License

Completing the application may take 15–30 minutes. Average ABC processing time is 60–90 days. View the list of retail license documents (PDF) required to complete the application. Apply for this license (PDF).

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.
Licensee Masthead
Sign up for the Licensee e-newsletter to stay informed about selling and serving alcohol in Virginia.

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. For step-by-step assistance in banquet licensing, see our Licensing Wizard.


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
  • Third-Party Delivery