Alcohol Beverage Control    FAQS

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

The Alcohol Beverage Control Bureau is taking measures to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff and the customers we serve. In order to lessen the threat of the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, ABC staff members are working under limited, modified schedules but we do expect some interruption in services in the coming weeks or months. We would encourage you to conduct your business with our office utilizing email and online services. Please note that contacting ABC via email instead of telephone may result in a faster response time. For additional information please see our ABC website, online renewals for beer and wine and the Frequently Asked Questions section. Please know we appreciate your patience and understanding and your business is important to us. We will continue to strive to provide you excellent service.


Guidelines for Alcohol Delivery

Example of Sealed Alcohol


Suspension of IDAPA Effective 3/1/2020: Product Replacement and Credit

Follow us on Twitter @ISPABC

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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