State Beverage Alcohol Control Authorities

Working with the States

In addition to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, persons desiring to distribute beverage alcohol products in all of the U.S. markets must deal with 55 different Control Authorities. There are, of course, the 50 states and Washington D.C., but don't forget the State of Hawaii has four separate control authorities, one for each County or Island and Montgomery County Maryland is a "Control" county, acting independent of the State of Maryland authority.

In addition, eighteen states are "control" states and Montgomery County Maryland is a "control" county. Control States, or counties, monopolize the wholesale and sometimes the retail distribution of beverage alcohol products under their jurisdiction.

(click on a State for web site)
Washington Oregon California Montana Idaho Nevada Utah Arizona Colorado Wyoming New Mexico Texas Hawaii Alaska Oklahoma Kansas Nebraska South Dakota North Dakota Minnesota Iowa Wisconsin Illinois Missouri Arkansas Louisiana Michigan Indiana Ohio Kentucky Tennessee Mississippi Alabama Florida Georgia South Carolina North Carolina Virginia West Virginia Pennsylvania Maryland District of Columbia Delaware New Jersey New York Connecticut Rhode Island Massachusetts Maine Vermont New Hampshire

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