TTB's Mission - What We Do

At TTB, we protect the public by enforcing the provisions of the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (FAA Act) to ensure that only qualified persons engage in the alcohol beverage industry. We are responsible for enforcing the laws regulating alcohol production, importation, and wholesale businesses; tobacco manufacturing and importing businesses; and alcohol labeling and advertising.

Visit our About TTB page for more information about our mission and functions.

TTB IS NOT responsible for enforcing the laws regulating:

  • Retail sales of alcohol products
  • Retail sales of tobacco products
  • Tobacco and alcohol abuse programs

Check with your state government regarding these laws and programs.



TTB IS responsible for enforcing the laws regulating:


Yellow triangle icon with a black exclamation mark for an important note.IMPORTANT

TTB does not regulate the sales of alcohol or tobacco products at the retail level, including sales to minors. State and local authorities regulate those sales. For information about laws and regulations in your state, please contact your alcohol control board and/or local authorities.


Green icon with a white phone. CONTACT US

For general inquiries contact us online or at 877-882-3277 / 877-TTB-FAQS. For other inquiries see our Contact Us page for specific topics.


Page last reviewed: September 4, 2012
Page last updated: April 27, 2018
Maintained by: Office of Communications