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Liquor License

For Manufacturers, Retailers, Wholesalers, Distributors, Restaurants, Taprooms, Taverns, Hotels, Caterers, etc

The Office of the Delaware Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner (OABCC) grants or denies applications for liquor licenses, approves/disapproves requests for modifications to licensed establishments, performs inspections and grants renewals of liquor licenses. License fees to make, import and sell alcoholic beverages are set in ยง554 of Title 4 of the Delaware State Code. The ABC Commissioner is also the Judge who hears violations against licensed liquor establishments that are forwarded by Agents from the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement. Violations are adjudicated by the ABC Commissioner during the administrative hearing process. The ABC Commissioner may impose sanctions and penalties against licensed liquor establishments that are found to be in violation of state laws and/or administrative rules related to the operation of the establishment. Penalties imposed by the ABC Commissioner can range from a reprimand, fine, suspension, or revocation of the liquor license.

More Information

http://date.delaware.gov/OABCC/index.shtml

Department: DSHS

Division: OABCC

Office: OABCC

Term

Various, depending on license type

Fee

Various, depending on license type. See http://date.delaware.gov/OABCC/fees.shtml

Applicable Laws

http://delcode.delaware.gov/title4/
and
http://delcode.delaware.gov/title4/c005/sc04/index.shtml#554
and
http://delcode.delaware.gov/title4/c005/sc02/index.shtml#514

Applicable Rules and Regulations

http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title4/index.shtml#TopOfPage

Contact

Julie Gray can be contacted by email at julie.gray@state.de.us and by phone at 302-577-5204.

Notice

This search covers most of the frequently requested licenses, certifications, registrations, and filings that the State of Delaware requires. However, this is not a fully exhaustive list of every possible requirement. Please consult with the appropriate state agencies to find out if there are additional requirements you must fulfill.

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