Welcome to the South Carolina Department of Revenue Alcohol Beverage Licensing (ABL) website. Here you will find the answers to most of your questions. You can access information about all license types, find answers to frequently asked questions, and obtain other useful information. What you can access on this website:
General Information: Provides access to general information about ABL.
Forms: Provides access to current ABL forms.
License Types: Provides a description, fee, application and list of qualifications for a South Carolina Alcohol Beverage Licensing license/permit.
License Location Query: Provides the ability to search licensed locations within the State of South Carolina by license type, city, and/or county. (License Location Query Instruction Manual)
FAQs: Provides answers to frequently asked questions about beer, wine and liquor licensing. Updated 4/2013
Help: Provides information to frequently dialed numbers and taxpayer service centers.
House Bill 3512, Section 5( Act No. 223)
Code Section 61-4-1515 was amended to allow a brewery to sell beer brewed on the premises for on-premises consumption without the requirement that consumers take a full tour and without a separate license, provided the brewery meet several different requirements. If the brewery has an area of its licensed premise approved by the rules and regulations of DHEC governing eating and drinking establishments and other food service establishments the brewery may apply for a separate permit to sell beer and wine, produced by another licensed producer and purchased through a licensed wholesaler, at retail for consumption within the approved area. (SC Department of Revenue Guidelines for Breweries)
House Bill 3512, Sections 2, 3 and 4 (Act No. 223)
Code Section 61-6-1500 was amended to add new civil penalties for administrative violations of prohibited transfers.
Code Section 61-6-195 was added regarding the certification that retail dealer's purchase alcoholic liquors from licensed wholesaler's.
Code Section 61-6-1530 was added to require certain language be included in signs posted in a retail liquor dealer's place of business.
House Bill 3512, Section 6 (Act No. 223)
Code Section 61-6-4160 has been amended to make it a misdemeanor to sell alcoholic liquor on Christmas Day. The previous prohibition of sales on statewide elections days was omitted.
House Bill 4399, Section 1 (Act No. 253)
Code Section 61-6-120 was amended to provide that a license to sell liquor for on-premises consumption may be issued if the decision-making body of each church, and the decision-making body of the owner of each playground, within the distance parameters affirmatively states that it does not object to issuance of the specific license sought. (ABL-956)
NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS:
THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES WERE DUE FOR RENEWAL BY AUGUST 31st:
OUT OF STATE LICENSES
TO AVOID HAVING TO REAPPLY, PLEASE RENEW BY MAIL OR IN A DISTRICT OFFICE NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 30th. A LATE FEE WILL BE CHARGED FOR ANY RENEWALS RECEIVED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1st AND SEPTEMBER 30th. ANY SALES MADE PRIOR TO THE RENEWAL OF THE LICENSE/PERMIT ARE UNLAWFUL. PLEASE CALL (803)898-5846 WITH ANY QUESTIONS.
CAUTION TAXPAYERS: THE ABL FAX NUMBER HAS CHANGED
New Fax Number: 803-896-0110
Please note when placing your ad in the newspaper, failure to include the correct fax number in your ad will result in you having to RE-RUN the ad.
Check for the correct fax number on the "Notice of Application" page located in ABL Forms: 901, 902, 903, 904, & 921.