Alcohol Beverage State Authorities in United States

In the United States, each state has the authority to regulate the production, sale, and distribution of alcohol within its borders. This means state and local jurisdictions may have their own requirements in addition to federal requirements. State laws and regulations vary widely from state to state, and may be more restrictive than federal regulations.

You must meet all state and local requirements in any state where you plan to do business (unless Federal law preempts the state law). If you plan to do business in a state, you must contact its appropriate authorities for more information about the state and local requirements.

This directory lists the contact information and website links for alcohol beverage authorities in the United States.
Source: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau

Alabama (Control State)
Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board
2715 Gunter Park Drive West
Montgomery, AL 36109
Phone: 334/271-3840
Fax: 334/277-2150

Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office
The Atwood Building
550 West 7th Ave, Suite 1600
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone (907) 269-0350

Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control
800 W. Washington, 5th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602/542-5141
Fax: 602/542-5707

Alcohol Beverage Control
1515 W. Seventh Street, Rm. 503
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501/ 682-1105

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California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
3927 Lennane Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: (916) 419-2500

California Board of Equalization
450 N Street
Sacramento, CA 94279-0073
Phone: 916/445-6464

Colorado Department of Revenue-Liquor
Enforcement Division

1881 Pierce #108A
Lakewood, CO 80214-1495
Mail: 1375 Sherman Street, Denver, CO 80261
Phone: 303/205-2300
Fax: 303/205-2341

Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
Liquor Division
State Office Building
165 Capitol Ave
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 860/713-6200
Fax: 860/713-7235

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Office of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner
Carvel State Office Building, 3rd Floor
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: 302/577-5222
Fax: 302/577-3204

District of Columbia
Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration
2000 14th Street, NW, Suite 400S
Washington, DC 20009
Phone:  202/442-4423
Fax:  202/442-9563

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Florida Department of Professional Business Regulations
Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco

1940 N. Monroe
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0783
Phone: 850/488-3227
Fax: 850/922-5175

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Georgia Department of Revenue
Alcohol & Tobacco Tax Division

1800 Century Center Blvd., N.E. Room 4235
Atlanta, Georgia30345-3205
mailing address
P.O. Box 49728
Atlanta, Georgia 30359
Phone: 877/423-6711
Fax: 404/417-4901

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Liquor Commission City and County of Honolulu
Pacific Park Plaza
711 Kapiolani Blvd, Suite 600
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: 808/523-4458 toll-free 1-800-838-9976
FAX: 808/591-2700

Department of Liquor Control
County of Hawaii

101 Aupuni Street, Suite 230
Hilo, Hawaii 96766
Phone:  808/768-7300
Fax:  808/768-7311

Department of Liquor Control County of Kauai
Lihue Civic Center
Mo’ikeha Building
4444 Rice Street, Suite 120
Kauai, Hawaii 96766
Phone: 808/241-6580
Fax: 808/241-6585

Department of Liquor Control
County of Maui
2145 Kaohu Street, Room 107
Wailuku, HI 96793
Phone: 808/243-7753
Fax: 808/243-7558

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Idaho (Control State)
Idaho State Liquor Dispensary (handles pricing, distribution, selection, and location of packaged liquor stores)

1349 E. Beechcraft Court
Boise, ID 83716

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 179001
Boise, ID 83717-9001

Phone: (208) 947-9400
Fax: (208) 947-9401

Alcohol Beverage Control Bureau (enforces distilled spirits laws)
Idaho State Police
700 South Stratford Drive STE 115
Meridian, ID 83642

Phone: (208) 884-7060
Fax: (208) 884-7096
Toll Free: (888) 222-1360

Illinois Liquor Control Commission
100 West Randolph Street
Suite #5-300
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312/814-2206
Fax: 312/814-2241

Springfield Address:
101 West Jefferson Suite 3-525
Springfield, Illinois 62702
Phone: 217-782-2136
Fax: 217-524-1911

Alcohol and Tobacco Commission
Indiana Government Ctr. South
302 W. Washington St., Rm. E-114
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317/232-2430
Fax: 317/233-6114

Iowa (Control State)
Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division
1918 S.E. Hulsizer Avenue
Ankeny, IA 50021
Phone: 515/281-7400 toll-free 866-469-2223
Fax: 515/281-7385

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Kansas Department of Revenue Alcohol Beverage Control
Alcohol Beverage Control
915 SW Harrison Street, Room 214
Topeka, KS 66625-3512
Phone: 785/296-7015 Hearing Impaired TTY 785/296-6117
Fax: 785/296-7185

Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control Department
1003 Twilight Trail, Suite A-2
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Phone: 502/564-4850
Fax: 502/564-1442

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Louisiana Department of Revenue
Alcohol and Tobacco Control Office

8549 United Plaza Boulevard, Suite 220
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809
Phone: 225/925-4041
Fax: 225/925-3975

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Maine (Control State)
Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations
Liquor, Beer or Wine
8 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0008
Phone: 207/624-7220
Fax: 207/287-3434

Motor-fuel, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Unit
Comptroller of Maryland
Revenue Administration Division
Motor-fuel, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Unit
P.O. Box 2999
Annapolis, MD 21404-2999
Phone:  410/260-7980
Fax:  410/974-3201

(Control State *Montgomery County only)
Montgomery County Dept. Of Liquor Control
16650 Crabs Branch Way
Rockville, MD 20855
Phone: 240-777-1900

MD – Worcester County Liquor Control Board
MD – Worcester County
5363 Snow Hill Road
Snow Hill, MD – Worcester County 21863
Phone: (410) 632-1250
Fax: (410) 632-3010

Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission
239 Causeway Street, Floor 1
Boston, MA 02114-2130
Phone: 617/727-3040
Fax: 617/727-1258

Michigan (Control State)
Michigan Liquor Control Commission
525 W. Allegan Street
P.O. Box 30005
Lansing, Michigan 48909-7505
Phone: 1-866-813-0011 or 1-517-284-6250
Fax: 1-517-763-0053

Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Liquor Control Division

Alcohol and Gambling and Enforcement Division
444 Cedar St., Suite 133
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101-5133
Phone: 651/201-7500
Fax: 651/297-5259 Hearing Impaired TTY 651/282-6555

Mississippi (Control State)
Alcoholic Beverage Control Office
P.O. Box 540
Madison, Mississippi 39110-0540
Phone: 601/856-1301
Fax: 601/856-1390

Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control
P.O. Box 837
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0837
Phone: 573/751-2333
Fax: 573/526-4540

Montana (Control State)
Montana Liquor License Bureau
125 North Roberts
Helena, Montana 59620
Phone: 406/444-0700 and 406/444-6900
Fax: 406/444-0750

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Nebraska Liquor Control Commission
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 95046
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5046
Phone: 402/471-2571
Fax: 402/471-2814

Nevada Department of Taxation
(All beverage alcohol permits are regulated by each individual county)

Carson City
1550 College Parkway Suite 115
Carson City, NV 89706
Call Center: 1-866-962-3707
Phone: 775/684-2000
Fax: 775/684-2020

4600 Kietzke Lane
Building O, Room 263
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: 775/688-1295
Fax: 775/688-1303

Las Vegas
Grant Sawyer Office Building
555 E. Washington Ave Suite 1300
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
Phone: 702/486-2300
Fax: 702/486-2372

2550 Paseo Verde Parkway, Suite 180
Henderson, NV 89074
Phone:  702/486-2300
Fax:  702/486-3377

New Hampshire (Control State)
New Hampshire State Liquor Commission
Robert J. Hart Building
Storrs Street
P.O. Box 503
Concord, New Hampshire 03302-0503
Phone: 603/271-3134
Fax: 603/271-1107

New Jersey
New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety
Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control

140 East Front Street
P.O. Box 087
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0087
Phone: 609/984-2830
Fax: 609/633-6078

New Mexico
New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department
Alcohol and Gaming Division
Toney Anaya Building
2550 Cerrillos Road, Second Floor
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
Phone:  505/476-4875
Fax:  505/476-4595

New Mexico Department of Public Safety
Special Investigations Division
6301 Indian School NE, Suite 310
Albuquerque NM 87110
Main Office (505) 841-8053
Fax: (505) 841-8062

New York
New York State Liquor Authority
Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control

Zone 1
State Liquor Authority
317 Lenox Ave.
4th Floor
New York, NY 10027
Phone: (518) 474-3114

Zone 2
State Liquor Authority
80 S. Swan St.
Suite 900
Albany, NY 12210-8002
Phone: (518) 474-3114

Syracuse District
State Liquor Authority
80 S. Swan Street
Suite 900
Albany, NY 12210-8002
Phone: (518) 474-3114

Zone 3
State Liquor Authority
535 Washington St.
Suite 303
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (518) 474-3114

North Carolina (Control State)
North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission
400 East Tryon Road
Raleigh, North Carolina 27610-5632
Phone: 919/779-0700
Fax: 919/662-3583

North Dakota
North Dakota Office of the State Tax Commissioner
Alcohol Tax Section
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505- 0599
Phone:  701/328-7088
Fax:  701/328-3700

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Ohio (Control State)
Ohio Department of Commerce
Division Of Liquor Control
6606 Tussing Road
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068-9005
Phone: 614/644-2411
Fax: 614/644-2513

Alcoholic Beverage Law Enforcement Commission (ABLE)
Alcoholic Beverage Law Enforcement Commission (ABLE)
3812 N. Santa Fe, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73118
Phone: 405/521-3484
Fax: 405/521-6578

See also:
The Oklahoma Tax Commission
2501 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73194-0004
Phone: (405) 521-3242
Contact Information

Oregon (Control State)
Oregon Liquor Control Commission
9079 S. E. McLoughlin Blvd
Milwaukie, Oregon 97222
Phone: 503/872-5000 or toll free: 1-800-452-6522
Licensing: 503/872-5124

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Pennsylvania (Control State)
Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Northwest Office Building
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17124-0001
Phone: 717/783-9454
Fax: 717/787-8820

Rhode Island
Division of Commercial Licensing and Regulation
Liquor Enforcement and Compliance

233 Richmond Street, Suite #200
Providence, Rhode Island 02903-4213
Phone: 401/222-2562
233 Richmond Street, Suite 230
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 462-9506
Fax: (401) 462-9645
Rhode Island Agencies List

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South Carolina
South Carolina Department of Revenue & Taxation
Alcohol Beverage Licensing Section
301 Gervais St.
P.O. Box 125
Columbia, South Carolina 29214-0137
Beverage Alcohol Licensing – 803/898-5864
(Phone Numbers for South Carolina state government)

South Dakota
South Dakota Department of Revenue
Division of Special Taxes
445 E. Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-3185
Phone: 605/773-3311
Fax: 605/773-6729

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Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission
226 Capitol Blvd. Building, Room 600
Nashville, TN 37219-0755
Phone: 615/741-1602
Fax: 615/741-0847

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
5806 Mesa Dr.
P.O. Box 13127
Capitol Station
Austin, Texas 78711-3127
Phone: 512/206-3333
Fax: 512/206-3449
state of Texas
Please click on map for contact information

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Utah (Control State)
Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
1625 South 900 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84130
Phone 801/977-6800
Fax 801/977-6888
Restaurant License (full service)
Restaurant License (limited service)
On Premise Banquet and Catering License
Private Club License
On-Premise Beer License
Tavern License
Single Event Permit
Temporary Beer Permit

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Vermont (Control State)
Vermont Department of Liquor Control
Green Mountain Drive, Drawer 20
Montpelier, Vermont 05620-4501
Phone: 802/828-2345
Fax: 802/828-2803

Virginia (Control State)
Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
VA ABC’s main office:
2901 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220

VA ABC’s mailing address:
Virginia Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control
P. O. Box 27491
Richmond, Virginia 23261
Phone: 804/213-4413
Fax: 804/213-4415

Phone for permit to import personal alcohol: 804/ 219-2039

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Washington (Control State)
Washington Business License Services
Department of Licensing
P.O. Box 9034
Olympia, Washington 98504-3075
Phone: 360/586-2784
Licensing: 360/586-6700
Fax: 360/586-1596

Washington State Liquor Control Board
3000 Pacific Avenue
P.O. Box 3098
Olympia, Washington 98504-3098
Phone: 360-664-1600
Complaints relating to tobacco issues 1-888-838-3956.

West Virginia (Control State)
West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Commission
Enforcement & Licensing Division

322 70th St. S.E.
Charleston, West Virginia 25304-2900
Phone: 304/558-2481 toll free 800-642-8208
Fax: 304/558-0081

Wisconsin Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement
Department of Revenue
2135 Rimrock Road
Madison, Wisconsin 53713
Phone:  608/266-2776
Fax: 608/261-6240

Wyoming (Control State)
Wyoming Liquor Commission
1520 East 5th Street
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002
Phone: 307/777-7231
Fax: 307/777-5872

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