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State Alcoholic Beverage or Liquor Control Board Directory

Most questions about alcohol and drinking laws and regulations can be obtained by contacting local law enforcement agencies or the agency delegated with the authority to control alcohol production, distribution, sale and consumption within a state.

At the national level that authority is primarily found in the Treasury Department’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), formerly the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF). The TTB web site is ttb.gov/alcohol/.

Following is a list of state and other alcoholic beverage control agencies or boards.

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

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

Arizona
Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control
800 W. Washington, 5th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602/542-5141
Fax: 602/542-5707
and
400 W. Congress, #150
Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520/628-6595
Fax: 520/628-6620

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

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

Delaware
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

District of Columbia
Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration
941 North Capitol Street, NE, Suite 7200
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202/442-4423
Fax: 202/442-4521

Florida
Florida Department of Professional Business Regulations
Division of Alcoholic Beverages

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

Georgia
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

Hawaii
Honolulu
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
Hawaii
Department of Liquor Control
County of Hawaii

101 Aupuni Street, Suite 230
Hilo, Hawaii 96766
Phone: East Hi: 961-8218
West Hi: 327-3549
Fax: East Hi: 961-8684
West Hi: 327-3550
Kauai
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
Maui
Department of Liquor Control
County of Maui
2145 Kaohu Street, Room 107
Wailuku, HI 96793
Phone: 808/243-7753
Fax: 808/243-7558

Idaho
Idaho State Liquor Dispensary
Alcoholic Beverage Control Division
1349 East Beechcraft Court
Boise, ID 83716
Phone: 208/947-9400
Fax: 208/947-9400

Illinois
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

Indiana
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
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

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

Louisiana
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

Maine
Department of Public Safety
Maine Bureau of Liquor Enforcement

8 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333
Phone 207-287-3721
Fax: 207-287-4049

Maryland
Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Unit
Louis L. Goldstein Treasury Bldg.
P.O. Box 2999
Annapolis, MD 21404-0466
Phone: 410/260-7314
Fax: 410/974-3808

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

Massachusetts
Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission
239 Causeway Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2130
Phone: 617/727-3040
Fax: 617/727-1258

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

Minnesota
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: 651/296-6979
Fax: 651/297-5259; Hearing Impaired TTY 651/282-6555

Mississippi
Alcoholic Beverage Control Office
P.O. Box 540
Madison, Mississippi 39110-0540
Phone: 601/856-1301
Fax: 601/856-1300

Missouri
Missouri Department of Public Safety
Liquor Control Division
P.O. Box 837
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102
Phone: 573/751-2333
Fax: 573/751-5399

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

Nebraska
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
Nevada Department of Taxation
(All beverage alcohol permits are regulated by each individual county)
Carson City
1550 E. College Parkway Suite 115
Carson City, NV 89706
Phone: 775/687-4892
Fax: 775/687-5981
Reno
4600 Kietzke Lane
Building O, Room 263
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: 775/688-1295
Fax: 775/688-1303
Elko
850 Elm Street #2
P.O. Box 1750
Elko, NV 89803
Phone: 775/738-8461
Fax: 775/778-6814
Las Vegas
Grant Sawyer Office Building
555 E. Washington Ave Suite 1300
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
Phone: 702/486-2300
Fax: 702/486-2372

New Hampshire
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
725 St. Michael’s Drive
P.O. Box 25101
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-5101
Phone: 505/827-7066
Fax: 505/827-7168
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 Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control
State Liquor Authority

84 Holland Ave
Albany, NY 12208
Phone: 518/474-3114
(Syracuse District)
333 E. Washington St. Room 205
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315/428-4198
Fax: 315/428-4201
New York City Locations
11 Park Place
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212/417-4002
Fax: 212/417-4910

125 Main Street Room 556
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716/847-3035
Fax: 716/847-3435

North Carolina
North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission
3322 Garner Road
P.O. Box 26687
Raleigh, North Carolina 27611- 6687
Phone: 919/779-0700
Fax: 919/662-1946

North Dakota
North Dakota Office of the State Tax Commissioner
Alcohol Tax Section
600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 127
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505- 0599
Phone: 701/328-2702
Fax: 701/328-1942

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

Oklahoma
Alcoholic Beverage Law Enforcement Commission (ABLE)
4545 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Suite #270
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
Phone: 405/521-3484
Fax: 405/521-6578

See also:
The Oklahoma Tax Commission
2501 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73194-0004
Phone: 405/521-4557
Contact Information

Oregon
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

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

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation
Liquor Control Administration

233 Richmond Street, Suite #200
Providence, Rhode Island 02903-4213
Phone: 401/222-2562
DIVISION OF COMMERCIAL LICENSING AND REGULATION
233 Richmond Street, Suite 230
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401/222-2416
Fax: 401/222-2417
Rhode Island Agencies List

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)

South Dakota
South Dakota Department of Revenue
Division of Special Taxes & Licensing

700 Governor’s Drive
Pierre, South Dakota 57501-2276
Phone: 605/773-3311
Fax: 605/773-6729

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

Texas
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

Utah
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

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

Virginia
Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
VA ABC's main office:
2901 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220
Mailing address:
Virginia Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control
P. O. Box 27491
Richmond, Virginia 23261
Phone: 804/213-4413
Fax: 804/213-4415

Washington
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
1025 East Union
Olympia, Washington 98504-3075
Phone: 360-664-1600

West Virginia
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
Wisconsin Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement
Department of Revenue
4610 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53708
Phone: 608/266-3969
Fax: 608/264-9920

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

Also

Puerto Rico
Luis Perez-Rivera
Director
Negociado de Bebidas
PO Box S-9024140
San Juan, PR 00904

Canada
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

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