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Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

Our mission is to protect the public welfare and interest by regulating the alcoholic beverage industry through licensing, education and the enforcement of alcohol laws and regulations, as well as combating youth access to alcoholic beverages and
tobacco products in the Commonwealth. 

The Kentucky General Assembly passed Senate Bill 11 (SB 11) into law during the 2016 legislative session. The passage of SB 11 will result in changes to Kentucky’s alcoholic beverage statutes. A fact sheet with brief explanations about the changes to Kentucky law that will become effective on July 15, 2016 is located under Quick Links titled SB11 Fact Sheet.


WE HAVE NEW ABC APPLICATIONS AND FORMS. Please use the new applications posted on this website on the licensing tab.  If you have printed and retained copies of old applications, be sure to disregard those and replace with all new versions.  Effective August 15, 2016, all old ABC applications submitted to our office will be rejected.