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Following national Prohibition, the 21st Amendment to the Constitution provides states with broad powers and authority to regulate the sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages within their borders. (This is in addition to Federal requirements.) Each state created its own unique system of alcohol beverage control. There are two general classifications. “Control” states, 18 in number, are the sole wholesalers of distilled spirits, as well as the retailers in various ways in some of these States. “License” states, of which there are 32, do not participate in the sale of alcohol beverages and regulate through the issuance of licenses to industry members that do business within their states. (Control states also license those activities outside of the state’s direct involvement in the sale of alcohol beverages.)

In addition to meeting Federal regulations, individuals and businesses must meet each state’s individual laws and regulations. These state laws and regulations, which vary widely from state to state, may be more restrictive than Federal regulations and must be met in addition to Federal requirements unless the Federal law pre-empts the State law wherein they desire to do business. For example regarding pre-emption, the Government Warning label on alcohol beverages pre-empts the states from imposing a similar requirement. (See 27 U.S.C. section 216.) Likewise, the state may not authorize a bottle size for distilled spirits that is not also authorized at the Federal level.

The following directory provides the contact information for each state and a link to their Web site. Please contact those states directly wherein you desire to do business.

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Alabama (Control State)

Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board

2715 Gunter Park Drive West
Montgomery, AL 36109
Phone: 334/271-3840
Fax: 334/277-2150

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Department of Public Safety

Alcoholic Beverage Control Board
5848 E. Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone: (907) 269-0350
Fax: (907) 272-9412

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Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control

800 W. Washington, 5th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602/542-5141
Fax: 602/542-5707

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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

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Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (LCLB)

Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General
P.O. Box 9282, Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC
V8W 9J7
Phone: 250/356-9596
Fax: 250/387-1753

Canadian Association of Liquor Jurisdiction

382 Elm Road
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5M 3V8
Phone: 416/780-1851
Fax: 416/780-1865
Email: rsdunning@rogers.com

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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

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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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Delaware Department of Public Services

Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission

Carvel State Office Building, 3rd Floor
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: 302/577-5210 toll free1-800-273-9500
Fax: 302/577-8141

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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: 404/417-4900
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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

Main Department of Public Safety

(Liquor, Beer & Wine) Licensing

Liquor or Beer & Wine

164 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0164
Phone: 207/624-7220
Fax: 207/287-3424

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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

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Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission

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

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Michigan (Control State)

Michigan Liquor Control Commission

7150 Harris Drive
P.O. Box 30005
Lansing, MI 48909-7505
Phone: 517/322-1345
Fax: 517/322-5188

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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

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Mississippi (Control State)

Alcoholic Beverage Control Office

P.O. Box 540
Madison, Mississippi 39110-0540
Phone: 601/856-1301
Fax: 601/856-1390

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Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control

P.O. Box 837
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0837
Phone: 573/751-2333
Fax: 573/526-4540

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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: (212) 961-8385
Fax: (212) 961-8283

Zone 2

State Liquor Authority

80 S. Swan St.
Suite 900
Albany, NY 12210-8002
Phone: (518) 474-3114
Fax: (518) 473-2286

Syracuse District

State Liquor Authority

80 S. Swan Street
Suite 900
Albany, NY 12210-8002

Zone 3

State Liquor Authority

535 Washington St.
Suite 303
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 847-3035
Fax: (716) 847-3435

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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

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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

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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

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Oregon (Control State)

Oregon Liquor Control Commission

9079 S. E. McLoughlin Blvd
Milwaukie, Oregon 97222
Phone: 503/872-5000
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

Licensing Information

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Puerto Rico


Negociado de Impuesto al Consumo

P.O. Box 9024140
San Juan, P.R. 00902-4140
Phone: (787) 277-3900, (787) 277-3934, (787) 277,3936, (787) 277-3939, (787) 774-1201
Fax: (787) 277-3929

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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
Phone: 803/737-5000
Fax: 803/734-1401
Beverage Alcohol Licensing: 803/898-5864

(Phone Numbers for South Carolina state government)

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South Dakota

South Dakota Department of Revenue & Regulation

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

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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

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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

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

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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: 804/213-4557

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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.

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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

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Wisconsin Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement

Department of Revenue

2135 Rimrock Road
Madison, Wisconsin 53713
Phone: 608/266-2776
Fax: 608/261-6240

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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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Source: U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau

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