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Division of Licensing

The licensing division runs under the direction of the distilled spirits and the malt beverage administrators. More than 11,000 new and renewal license applications are processed annually. This division must review applications for 44 different license types to ensure each applicant is in compliance before final approval is granted. The division also tracks every brand of distilled spirits, wine and malt beverage sold in Kentucky, as well as what territory these brands may be distributed.

** NEW ** Emergency regulations 804 KAR 4:400E and 804 KAR 4:015E were filed effective June 24, 2015.  Please see a sample of the new renewal form below.  This online form will adjust its data fields based upon the license type, and all required reporting and/or renewal requirements displayed will only be those related to specific license type.


 Licensing Resources

Sample Renewal Form Effective June 24, 2015.pdf
Election Day Sales .pdf
Remittance Form.pdf
City ABC Administrators.pdf
County ABC Administrators.pdf
Wet Dry List 5.2016.pdf
ABC License Renewal in KyBOS User Guide.pdf

 Licensing Division Staff


ABC Administrators:

Distilled Spirits Administrator, Tony Dehner
Malt Beverage Administrator, Carol Beth Martin
Licensing Division Staff: 

Sonya Semones, Assistant Director
Katie Austin, Licensing Specialist
Tamara Hawkins, Licensing Specialist
Jeremy Blackburn, Licensing Specialist
Jamar Carter, Licensing Specialist
Vacant, Licensing Specialist
Cassie Huckeba, Licensing Specialist
Andrea Clay, Licensing Specialist
Cat Giles, Licensing Specialist