The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (VA ABC) operates under the following mission statement:
"To control the distribution of alcoholic beverages; operate efficient, conveniently located retail outlets; enforce the laws of the commonwealth pertaining to alcoholic beverages and youth access to tobacco products; and provide excellent customer service, a reliable source of revenue, and effective public safety."
For more information, and to apply for an ABC license please visit the ABC website.
Deputies of the Commissioner are sworn officers of the state and work closely with VA ABC special agents to ensure legal distribution of alcoholic beverages and compliance with alcohol distribution laws. A business license violation may result in the revocation of a alcoholic beverage license and vice versa.