Alcohol Beverage Control

Frequently Asked Questions

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 Rocky Gripton

Bureau Chief, Alcohol Beverage Control

*Attention Benevolent, Charitable, or Public Purpose Event permitees*

As of July 1, 2022 you can now have donated liquor at your events – please see the new legislation below.

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

**Please note** For current license holders – the online renewals are sent via email on the beginning of your renewal period.

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

Guidelines for Alcohol Delivery Effective – 7/26/2022

Example of Sealed Alcohol

Letters from former ABC Bureau Chief, Captain Brad Doty

Please Be Aware: Unauthorized Gambling Devices in Licensed Establishments

Legal Update for Dessert Wines June 2019 

New Renewal Process January 2019

Shipping beer directly to consumers

Winery Catering Permits

“Coin Pusher” gaming machines


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]

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.

Noncriminal Justice Applicant Privacy Statement

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

Agency and Court Decisions for ABC Administrative Cases

 Senor Iguanas Salon Columbia   Buttonhook 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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