Alcohol Beverage Authorities in United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico

State and Local Laws

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, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

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Alcohol control boards and/or local authorities in the United States

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Canadian Liquor Commissions and Boards

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Alcohol beverage authorities in Puerto Rico




If any information needs to be corrected, added, or removed from this directory, please contact the Executive Liaison for Industry and State Matters.





United States

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Alabama (Control State)

Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board


Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office


Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control


Alcohol Beverage Control


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California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

California Board of Equalization


Colorado Department of Revenue-Liquor Enforcement Division


Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection


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Office of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner

District of Columbia

Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration


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Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco


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Georgia Department of Revenue Alcohol & Tobacco Tax Division


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Liquor Commission City and County of Honolulu


Department of Liquor Control County of Hawaii


Department of Liquor Control County of Kauai


Department of Liquor Control


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Idaho (Control State)

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

Alcohol Beverage Control Bureau (enforces distilled spirits laws)


Illinois Liquor Control Commission


Alcohol and Tobacco Commission

Iowa (Control State)

Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division


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Kansas Department of Revenue Alcohol Beverage Control


Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control Department


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Louisiana Department of Revenue Alcohol and Tobacco Control Office


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Maine (Control State)

Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations


(Control State *Montgomery County only)

Maryland Field Enforcement Division

Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services

MD – Worcester County Liquor Control Board


Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission

Michigan (Control State)

Michigan Liquor Control Commission


Minnesota Department of Public Safety Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division

Mississippi (Control State)

Alcoholic Beverage Control Office


Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control

Montana (Control State)

Montana Liquor License Bureau


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Nebraska Liquor Control Commission


Nevada Department of Taxation

New Hampshire (Control State)

New Hampshire State Liquor Commission

New Jersey

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

New Mexico

New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department

New Mexico Department of Public Safety

New York

New York State Liquor Authority Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control

North Carolina (Control State)

North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission

North Dakota

North Dakota Office of the State Tax Commissioner


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Ohio (Control State)

Ohio Department of Commerce

Division Of Liquor Control


Alcoholic Beverage Law Enforcement Commission (ABLE)

See also:

The Oklahoma Tax Commission

Oregon (Control State)

Oregon Liquor Control Commission


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Pennsylvania (Control State)

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

Rhode Island

Division of Commercial Licensing and Regulation Liquor Enforcement and Compliance

Rhode Island Agencies List


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South Carolina

South Carolina Department of Revenue & Taxation

South Dakota

South Dakota Department of Revenue

Division of Special Taxes


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Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission


Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission


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Utah (Control State)

Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control


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Vermont (Control State)

Vermont Department of Liquor and Lottery

Virginia (Control State)

Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority


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Washington Business License Services

Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board

West Virginia (Control State)

West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Commission Enforcement & Licensing Division


Wisconsin Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement

Department of Revenue

Wyoming (Control State)

Wyoming Liquor Commission


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Alberta Gaming And Liquor Commission


British Columbia

British Columbia Liquor Distribution Branch



Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Corporation


New Brunswick

New Brunswick Liquor Corporation


Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation


Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories Liquor Commission


Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation



Nunavut Liquor Commission



Liquor Control Board of Ontario


Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Liquor Control Commission



Societe Des Alcools Du Quebec



Saskatchewan Liquor & Gaming Authority



Yukon Liquor Corporation


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Puerto Rico

Negociado de Impuesto al Consumo


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Page last reviewed: February 15, 2015
Page last updated: July 20, 2020 
Maintained by: Executive Liaison for Industry and State Matters