Alcohol Beverage Control

Ensuring all establishments selling or producing alcoholic beverages, including liquor, beer, and wine are properly licensed and conform to the law.

Captain Gripton has been an Idaho law enforcement officer since 1994 and graduated from POST class #105. He began his law enforcement career as a patrol officer for the city of New Plymouth, where he learned the skills it took to be a small-town police officer and the importance of community relations. Captain Gripton joined the Payette County Sheriff’s Office in 1996, working as a patrol deputy before joining the Idaho State Police in 1997 and graduating from ATC #16.

Captain Gripton was assigned to the Gem County residency for 15 years and served as a crash reconstructionist, DRE, FTO, mobile command operator, child safety seat expert, executive protection, recruiter, mentor, and background investigator. He was promoted to Detective in Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) in 2011, ABC Sergeant in 2013, and ABC Lieutenant in 2019.

Captain Gripton holds a POST Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Master, Supervisor, and Management certificate.


Captain Rocky Gripton

Bureau Chief, Alcohol Beverage Control
208.884.7062


Frequently Asked Questions

ABC Active License and Permit Verification: View, print, and export current alcohol beverage licenses and permits.

Alcohol Awareness Training

Benevolent Charitable or Public Purpose Event permittees may have liquor at your events (July 2022) per Idaho Statute §23-509B.

Current License Holders: Online renewals are sent via email on the beginning of your renewal period.

Guidelines for Alcohol Delivery (December 2022)

License Expiration Dates: Alcohol beverage license expiration by county.

Notice to Liquor License Applicants: Information for anyone considering obtaining a liquor license in the State of Idaho. (July 2007)

Price Posting & ABC Reporting: ABC Reporting Site for Price Posting, Monthly Beer & Wine Reports, and Certificate of Approval Shipment Reports. If there are problems with the price posting program, contact ABC via email.

State-Issued Identification Cards: Information on the new State of Idaho Driver’s Licenses and ID Cards. (August 2018)

Wineries, breweries, wholesalers, and distributors: You must seek county/city approval before beginning the application process with ABC. See attached form for guidance.


Letters from former ABC Bureau Chief, Captain Brad Doty


Fingerprint Fee
January 1, 2019: The fee for an applicant’s fingerprint-based background check is $33.25 – based on the FBI fee schedule. Cards received with the wrong amount will be returned, and the license application process will be delayed.


Agency and Court Decisions for ABC Administrative Cases
Senor IguanasSalon ColumbiaButtonhook Restaurant
Arco Village ClubAubrey’s House of AleBoomerang/Boyd’s Sports Bar
Last ChanceMT Saddle SaloonNeville & Neville
The Lincoln InnThe OfficeZen Bento
Elk Horn BarJoe’s ClubSmall Brewer’s Exemption
The GrailShot GlassChina Blue
Zou 75Zou 75 District CourtSenor Iguanas
CheerleadersSportsman ClubButtonhook
Long BridgeThe OasisSpragpole

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