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

For your convenience, our lobby is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Captain Brad Doty

Bureau Chief, Alcohol Beverage Control

Letters from ABC Bureau Chief, Captain Brad Doty

Legal Update for Dessert Wines June 2019 There will be a change to Idaho Code Title 23 amending 23-1303 effective July 1, 2019. The definition of dessert wine will mean only those wines that contain more than sixteen percent (16%) alcohol by volume, but do not exceed twenty-four percent (24%) alcohol by volume, are grape-based, and are fortified through the addition of wine-based spirits or brandy made from grapes. Dessert wine as defined in this section shall not include aromatized wines such as vermouth, quinquina and americano. Please email our office if you have questions regarding this change.

New Renewal Process January 2019

Shipping beer directly to consumers

Winery Catering Permits

“Coin Pusher” gaming machines

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

State Issued Identification Cards Information on the new State of Idaho Driver’s Licenses and ID Cards. [Aug 2018]

Notice to Liquor License Applicants Please read if you considering obtaining a liquor license in the State of Idaho. [posted July 2007]

Guidelines For Off Premise Alcohol Delivery Alcohol delivery information.

License Expiration Dates Chart of alcohol beverage license expiration date by county.

Price Posting & ABC Reporting ABC Reporting Site for Price Posting, Monthly Beer & Wine Reports and Certificate of Approval Shipment Reports. If you experience any problems with the price posting program, please contact ABC at

NEW Fingerprint Fee
January 1, 2019: The fee for applicant fingerprint based background check is $33.25 based on the fee schedule from the FBI. Cards sent with the wrong amount will result in a return of the cards and license application and will delay processing. Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Administrative Violation Penalty Schedule list of the common alcohol beverage violations and penalties associated.

Hearing Officer and Director’s Decisions on ABC Administrative Cases

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