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Board and Legal Services

​​​​The ABC Board was created in 1944. There are three members of the Board: the Chairman, the Distilled Spirits Administrator and the Malt Beverage Administrator. The Kentucky Revised Statutes, chapters 241-244 and chapter 438 authorize the Board to regulate and oversee the alcoholic beverage industry.

Laws and Information

ABC Statutes and Regulations

Hearing Dates​

Alcoholic Beverage Control Hearings ​​​​

For information regarding​ Board Hearings, please email .

Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
500 Mero Street 2NE33
Frankfort, KY 40601​​​

Tobacco Hearings

Tobacco pre-hearing conference dates are held four times a year, on the third Tuesday of that month.  If you have received a tobacco citation, you have two options:

  1. If you wish to plead guilty, you may send your fine payment to the Frankfort office before your pre-hearing conference date. Along with your fine payment, be sure to include your name and either a copy of your citation or the control number, which can be found at the bottom right-hand corner of your citation.  Mark your envelope:

    Attn:  Tobacco Fine
    Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
    500 Mero Street 2NE33
    Frankfort, KY 40601
  2. If you feel that you received the citation due to circumstances beyond your control, we encourage you to attend the pre-hearing conference. Tobacco pre-hearing conferences begin at 10 a.m.  You will plead your case in front of the ABC Board.  Failure to appear or pay your fine may result in your fine being doubled.  You may also request a full board hearing at this conference.

Legal Services

The Office of Legal Services provides legal support and advice to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. This division prosecutes licensees for alcohol violations and prosecutes individuals who sell tobacco in violation of Kentucky's teen tobacco laws. The legal staff also drafts regulations and legislation for the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control in addition to providing legal information to licensees and the general public.​

The Kentucky alcoholic beverage laws are found in Kentucky Revised Statutes Chapters 241 through 244 and administrative regulations are contained in 804 KAR, Chapters 1 through 13. The teen tobacco laws are contained in KRS 438.310 et seq.

​​​​​Open Records Request

Step 1. Complete the Open Records Request Form
Open Records Request Form​​

Step 2. Email the form to​