United States Liquor Laws and Regulations

We get a lot of questions about shipping, sales, and regulations, so we have compiled a list of laws, regulations, codes, contacts, and more from each state to help you find what you need.

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Texas State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: No
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: Of Texas's 254 counties, 11 are completely dry, 194 are partially dry or "moist", and 49 are entirely wet.
Liquor Shipments: No liquor shipments into or out of Texas allowed. In-state shipping allowed.
Contact Info:
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
5806 Mesa Dr.
P.O. Box 13127
Capitol Station
Austin, Texas 78711-3127
Phone: 512-206-3333
Fax: 512-206-3449

New Hampshire State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: Yes
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: Only four dry communities remain in New Hampshire; Brookfield, Ellsworth, Monroe and Sharon.
Liquor Shipments: Limited, from wineries and retailers that obtain free shipping permit. Felony to ship to minors. Personal transportation allowed of up to 3 quarts or up to 3 gallons with consumer permit. In-state shipping allowed. Read more about Direct Shipping at the New Hampshire Liquor Commission website.
Contact Info:
New Hampshire State Liquor Commission
Robert J. Hart Building
Storrs Street
P.O. Box 503
Concord, New Hampshire 03302-0503
Phone: 603-271-3134
Fax: 603-271-1107

Vermont State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: Yes
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: None
Liquor Shipments: Prohibited. In-state shipping allowed.
Contact Info:
Vermont Department of Liquor Control
Green Mountain Drive, Drawer 20
Montpelier, Vermont 05620-4501
Phone: 802-828-2345
Fax: 802-828-2803

Massachusetts State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: No
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Communities: The following Massachusetts communities are dry: Alford, Chilmark, Dunstable, Gosnold, Hawley, Montgomery, Mount Washington, and Westhampton.
Liquor Shipments: Prohibited. In-state shipping allowed.
Contact Info:
Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission
239 Causeway Street, Floor 1
Boston, MA 02114-2130
Phone: 617/727-3040
Fax: 617/727-1258

Rhode Island State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: No
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: None
Liquor Shipments: Limited. Quantity not specified. In-state shipping allowed.
Contact Info:
Division of Commercial Licensing and Regulation Liquor Enforcement and Compliance
233 Richmond Street, Suite #200
Providence, Rhode Island 02903-4213
Phone: 401-222-2562

DIVISION OF COMMERCIAL LICENSING AND REGULATION
233 Richmond Street, Suite 230
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-462-9506
Fax: 401-462-9645

Connecticut State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: No
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: Bridgewater is the last remaining "dry town" in the state. While not legally "dry", alcoholic beverages are also not sold anywhere in Easton.
Liquor Shipments: In-state package stores can deliver their alcoholic products to Connecticut residents, but out-of-state package stores cannot. Connecticut law does not address alcohol shipments by individuals. But, federal law prohibits the United States Postal Service from shipping beer, wine, and liquor (18 U.S.C. § 1716(f)) and FedEx and UPS, by policy, do not ship alcohol sent by individuals.
Contact Info:
Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
Liquor Division
State Office Building
165 Capitol Ave
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 860-713-6200
Fax: 860-713-7235

New Jersey State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: No
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Municipalities: 35
Liquor Shipments: Prohibited. No in-state shipping.
Contact Info:
New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety
Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control
140 East Front Street
P.O. Box 087
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0087
Phone: 609-984-2830
Fax: 609-633-6078

Delaware State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: No
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: None
Liquor Shipments: Prohibited. Personal transportation is allowed. No in-state shipping.
Contact Info:
Delaware Department of Public Services Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission
Carvel State Office Building, 3rd Floor
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: 302-577-5210
Toll Free: 800-273-9500
Fax: 302-577-8141

Maryland State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: Yes
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: None
Liquor Shipments: Prohibited. Felony penalties for violations. Personal importation of up to 1 quart at a time, with a maximum of 2 quarts per month, allowed from out-of-state. No in-state shipping.
Contact Info:
Motor-fuel, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Unit
Comptroller of Maryland
Revenue Administration Division
Motor-fuel, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Unit
P.O. Box 2999
Annapolis, MD 21404-2999
Phone: 410-260-7980
Fax: 410-974-3201

*Montgomery County only
Montgomery County Dept. Of Liquor Control
16650 Crabs Branch Way
Rockville, MD 20855
Phone: 240-777-1900

MD – Worcester County Liquor Control Board
MD – Worcester County
5363 Snow Hill Road
Snow Hill, MD – Worcester County 21863
Phone: 410-632-1250
Fax: 410-632-3010

District of Columbia Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: No
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: None
Liquor Shipments: Limited, 1 quart per month from wineries and retailers. Personal transportation allowed up to 1 gallon. In-district shipping allowed.
Contact Info:
Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration
2000 14th Street, NW, Suite 400S
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-442-4423
Fax: 202-442-9563

West Virginia State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: Yes
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: None
Liquor Shipments: Up to two cases per month from wineries or retailers. In-state shipping allowed.
Contact Info:
West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Commission Enforcement & Licensing Division
322 70th St. S.E.
Charleston, West Virginia 25304-2900
Phone: 304-558-2481
Toll Free: 800-642-8208
Fax: 304-558-0081

South Carolina State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: No
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: South Carolina does not allow the retail sale of alcohol for off-premise consumption on Sundays.
Liquor Shipments: Limited. In-state shipping allowed.
Contact Info:
South Carolina Department of Revenue & Taxation Alcohol Beverage Licensing Section
301 Gervais St.
P.O. Box 125
Columbia, South Carolina 29214-0137
Phone: 803-737-5000
Fax: 803-734-1401
Beverage Alcohol Licensing: 803-898-5864

Hawaii State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: No
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: None
Liquor Shipments: In-state shipping allowed.
Contact Info:
Honolulu Liquor Commission City and County of Honolulu
Pacific Park Plaza
711 Kapiolani Blvd, Suite 600
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: 808-523-4458
Toll Free: 800-838-9976
Fax: 808-591-2700

Hawaii Department of Liquor Control
County of Hawaii
101 Aupuni Street, Suite 230
Hilo, Hawaii 96766
Phone: 808-768-7300
Fax: 808-768-7311

Kauai Department of Liquor Control County of Kauai
Lihue Civic Center
Mo'ikeha Building
4444 Rice Street, Suite 120
Kauai, Hawaii 96766
Phone: 808-241-6580
Fax: 808-241-6585

Maui Department of Liquor Control
County of Maui
2145 Kaohu Street, Room 107
Wailuku, HI 96793
Phone: 808-243-7753
Fax: 808-243-7558

Alaska State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: No
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Villages: State law allows each community to decide on restrictions.
Liquor Shipments: Communities can decide whether to allow direct shipping.
Contact Info:
Alaska Department of Public Safety Alcoholic Beverage Control Board
5848 E. Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone: 907-269-0350
Fax: 907-272-9412

Florida State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: No
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: There are three dry counties in Florida: Lafayette, Liberty, and Washington.
Liquor Shipments: Prohibited, with felony penalties for seller and carrier. Personal transportation of up to 1 gallon is allowed. Local retailers allowed restricted in-state shipping.
Contact Info:
Florida Department of Professional Business Regulations Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco
1940 N. Monroe
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0783
Phone: 850-488-3227
Fax: 850-922-5175

Georgia State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: No
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: Georgia voters recently approved the sale of alcohol on Sundays at retail locations, and has limits on the sale of alcohol at bars and restaurants. Most counties that are wet are allowing liquor, grocery and retail stores to sell from 12:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Sundays. No sales of alcohol on Christmas Day.
  • Brooks County prohibits the sale of alcohol except beer and wine, with no sales on Sunday. The city of Quitman, within Brooks County, has allowed the sale of alcohol other than beer and wine in restaurants only since 2005. The new law was passed by Quitman voters despite fierce opposition from local religious and community leaders.
  • Bulloch County is a partially dry county, but a referendum in 1998 changed the ban on alcoholic beverages. Sales of beer and wine are allowed. Distilled alcohol is allowed for on-premises consumption only. As of November 2011, Sunday sales are permitted with the above restrictions.
  • Butts County, Georgia prohibits the sale of liquor. Sells only beer and wine.
  • Coweta County is a partially dry county.
  • Dawson County, was historically noted for being a heavy Moonshine county but was a dry county until recently with the first package store opening on July 27, 2007.
  • Decatur County is a full dry county.
  • Dodge County is a partially dry county.
  • Effingham County, near Savannah, Georgia, is a partially dry county. Sale of liquor is prohibited, but the sale of beer and wine is allowed.
  • Fannin County is a partially dry county, allowing for the sale of beer in restaurants only.
  • Franklin County is a dry county, though several towns within the county are not.
  • Hart County in northeast Georgia is currently a dry county which prohibits the sale of liquor, yet a referendum was voted on in the general election on November 6, 2007 to allow the sale of liquor by the drink.
  • Jones County in central Georgia is a partially dry county with no alcohol sales on Sundays, and prohibiting liquor sales except by the drink.
  • Lee County, near Albany, GA, is a partially dry county. Sale of liquor is prohibited, but the sale of beer and wine is allowed.
  • Lumpkin County in northern Georgia is a partially dry county which prohibits the sale of liquor by the bottle.
  • Murray County, in northwest Georgia, is a dry county, although the city of Eton allows the sale of liquor at a local level.
  • Upson County allows beer, wine and liquor by the drink.
  • White County, in northeast Georgia, is a dry county except in the city limits of Helen, Georgia and beer and wine outside of the city limits of Cleveland, Georgia (effective January 1, 2009).
  • Stewart County is a dry county, though some Cities within the county are not.
Liquor Shipments: Limited. No in-state shipments allowed. Felony penalties for violations. Personal transportation allowed of up to 0.5 gallon.
Contact Info:
Georgia Department of Revenue Alcohol & Tobacco Tax Division
1800 Century Center Blvd., N.E. Room 4235
Atlanta, Georgia 30345-3205
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 49728
Atlanta, Georgia 30359
Phone: 404-417-4900
Fax: 404-417-4901

Alabama State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: Yes
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: 2
Partially Dry Counties: 23
Liquor Shipments: Direct shipping by common carrier, such as UPS or Federal Express, is prohibited. Consumers can get written permission to have a specific alcoholic beverage shipped to an Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) store, where it can be picked up.
Contact Info:
Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board
2715 Gunter Park Drive West
Montgomery, AL 36109
Phone: 334-271-3840
Fax: 334-277-2150

North Carolina State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: Yes
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties:
  • North Carolina does not allow alcohol sales between 2am and 7am Monday through Saturday or before noon on Sundays.
  • Several of North Carolina's 100 counties are considered "dry." However, individual towns may pass ordinances (via referendum) that may allow alcohol sales within the municipal limits even if the county itself is dry. Most counties, such as Wake and Mecklenburg, allow alcohol sales of any type anywhere in the county, eliminating the potential need for any town or city within its boundary to do so.
  • Town and city ordinances concerning alcohol sales may be more liberal than the county's, but may not be more restrictive.
  • The only county where alcohol sales are not permitted at all (even in town) is Graham County.
Liquor Shipments: Limited.
Contact Info:
North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission
400 East Tryon Road
Raleigh, North Carolina 27610-5632
Phone: 919-779-0700
Fax: 919-662-3583

Maine State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: Yes
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: None
Liquor Shipments: Prohibited. No in-state shipping.
Contact Info:
Maine Department of Public Safety
Liquor, Beer & Wine Licensing
164 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0164
Phone: 207-624-7220
Fax: 207-287-3424

New York State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: No
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties:
  • As of 2011, there are nine towns in New York state that are completely dry, and 39 that are partially dry.
  • The "dry" towns in the state are: Caneadea in Allegany County, Clymer in Chautauqua County, Lapeer in Cortland County, Orwell in Oswego County, Fremont and Jasper in Steuben County, Neversink in Sullivan County, Berkshire in Tioga County, and Argyle in Washington County.
  • The town of West Almond does not allow off-premises consumption, while the towns of Hartford, Franklin, Seneca, Caton, Rathbone, Newark Valley, Butler, Rose, Pike, Wethersfield and Middlesex do not allow on-premises consumption.
  • The towns of Bovina, Gorham, Richford, Orangeville, and Barrington do not allow on-premises consumption except in year-round hotels.
  • The other 22 partially dry towns have varying specific rules for "Special On-Premises Consumption." For example, Wilmington in Essex County is dry for on-premises consumption at race tracks and outdoor athletic fields and stadiums where admission fees are charged and wet in all other areas.
Liquor Shipments:
Contact Info:
New York State Liquor Authority Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control

Zone 1
State Liquor Authority
317 Lenox Ave.
4th Floor
New York, NY 10027
Phone: 212-961-8385
Fax: 212-961-8283

Zone 2
State Liquor Authority
80 S. Swan St.
Suite 900
Albany, NY 12210-8002
Phone: 518-474-3114
Fax: 518-473-2286

Syracuse District
State Liquor Authority
80 S. Swan Street
Suite 900
Albany, NY 12210-8002

Zone 3
State Liquor Authority
535 Washington St.
Suite 303
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-847-3035
Fax: 716-847-3435

Pennsylvania State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: Yes
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Municipalities: Numerous
Liquor Shipments: Prohibited. Read more about shipping into Pennsylvania at the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board website.
Contact Info:
Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Northwest Office Building
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17124-0001
Phone: 717-783-9454
Fax: 717-87-8820
Application for Importation

Virginia State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: Yes
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: None
Liquor Shipments: Limited. In-state shipping allowed.
Contact Info:
Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
VA ABC's main office:
2901 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220

VA ABC's mailing address:
Virginia Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control
P. O. Box 27491
Richmond, Virginia 23261
Phone: 804-213-4413
Fax: 804-213-4415

Phone for permit to import personal alcohol: 804-213-4557

Kentucky State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: No
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: Of the 120 counties in Kentucky, 38 counties are dry, 33 are wet, and the remaining 49 are either "moist" or dry with special circumstances.
Liquor Shipments: Prohibited, with felony penalties. No in-state shipping.
Contact Info:
Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control Department
1003 Twilight Trail, Suite A-2
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Phone: 502-564-4850
Fax: 502-564-1442

Ohio Dakota State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: Yes
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties:
  • The village of Bethel in Clermont County has been dry since the repeal of prohibition. But recently, through use of the single precinct vote system, precincts A and C can now sell (but not serve) alcohol. Business must first be put onto the ballot and voted into permitation.
  • Lawrence County is dry but individual towns can choose to allow sales of alcohol.
  • Albany, Ohio is a dry town.
  • Adams County besides Manchester and Green Townships are dry. But recently, through use of the single precinct vote system, a precinct in Seaman and Peebles can now sell (but not serve) alcohol.
  • Although Scioto County and Portsmouth are not completely dry; Porter Township, including Wheelersburg, and Green Township, including Franklin Furnace, are dry.
Liquor Shipments: Prohibited.
Contact Info:
Ohio Department of Commerce Division Of Liquor Control
6606 Tussing Road
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068-9005
Phone: 614-644-2411
Fax: 614-644-2513

Michigan State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: Yes
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Communities: Oak Park had been dry since its establishment in 1945. A vote on July 15, 2013 allows up to 20 restaurants to obtain tavern licenses, but they still cannot sell spirits or mixed drinks.
Liquor Shipments: Prohibited. In-state shipping allowed.
Contact Info:
Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission
239 Causeway Street, Floor 1
Boston, MA 02114-2130
Phone: 617/727-3040
Fax: 617/727-1258

Wyoming State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: Yes
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: None
Liquor Shipments: Limited, two cases per year. Wineries and retailers must obtain $50 permit. Personal importation allowed of up to 3 liters. In-state shipping allowed.
Contact Info:
Wyoming Liquor Commission
1520 East 5th Street
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002
Phone: 307-777-7231
Fax: 307-777-5872

Idaho State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: Yes
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: None
Liquor Shipments: Up to two cases per month from wineries and retailers. In-state shipping allowed.
Contact Info:
Idaho State Liquor Dispensary (handles pricing, distribution, selection, and location of packaged liquor stores)
1349 E. Beechcraft Court
Boise, ID 83716
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 179001
Boise, ID 83717-9001
Phone: 208-947-9400
Fax: 208-947-9401

Alcohol Beverage Control Bureau (enforces distilled spirits laws)
Idaho State Police
700 South Stratford Drive STE 115
Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: 208-884-7060
Fax: 208-884-7096
Toll Free: 888-222-1360

Washington State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: Yes
Tier System: Two-Tier
Dry Counties: None
Liquor Shipments: Consumers can get authorization from liquor agency to bring in "reasonable" quantity from nonreciprocal states, with payment of taxes and markup. In-state shipping allowed. Read more about Individual Importation of Alcoholic Beverages at the Washington State Liquor Control Board website.
Contact Info:
Washington Business License Services Department of Licensing
P.O. Box 9034
Olympia, Washington 98504-3075
Phone: 360-586-2784
Licensing: 360-586-6700
Fax: 360-586-1596

Washington State Liquor Control Board
3000 Pacific Avenue
P.O. Box 3098
Olympia, Washington 98504-3098
Phone: 360-664-1600

California State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: No
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: None
Liquor Shipments: Up to two cases a month from wineries and retailers. Can obtain permit from liquor agency to receive up to 2.4 gallons from nonreciprocal states. In-state shipping allowed.
Contact Info:
California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
3927 Lennane Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: 916-419-2500

Arizona State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: No
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: None
Liquor Shipments: Wine is the only type of spirituous liquor that may be shipped into or out of Arizona via Internet order. Liquor orders made by individuals for personal consumption (not resale) must be made through an Arizona-licensed retail business.
Contact Info:
Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control
800 W. Washington, 5th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-542-5141
Fax: 602-542-5707

Nevada State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: No
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Communities: Panaca
Liquor Shipments: Limited, up to 12 cases per year. In-state shipping allowed.
Contact Info:
Nevada Department of Taxation
All beverage alcohol permits are regulated by each individual county.

Carson City
1550 College Parkway Suite 115
Carson City, NV 89706
Call Center: 1-866-962-3707
Phone: 775-684-2000
Fax: 775-684-2020

Reno
4600 Kietzke Lane
Building O, Room 263
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: 775-688-1295
Fax: 775-688-1303

Las Vegas
Grant Sawyer Office Building
555 E. Washington Ave Suite 1300
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
Phone: 702-486-2300
Fax: 702-486-2372

Henderson
2550 Paseo Verde Parkway, Suite 180
Henderson, NV 89074
Phone: 702-486-2300
Fax: 702-486-3377

Colorado State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: No
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: None
Liquor Shipments: Up to two cases a month. In-state shipping allowed.
Contact Info:
Colorado Department of Revenue-Liquor
Enforcement Division
1881 Pierce #108A
Lakewood, CO 80214-1495
Mail: 1375 Sherman Street, Denver, CO 80261
Phone: 303-205-2300
Fax: 303-205-2341

New Mexico State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: No
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Municipalities: None
Liquor Shipments: Up to two cases a month from wineries and retailers. No in-state shipping.
Contact Info:
New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department
Alcohol and Gaming Division
Toney Anaya Building
2550 Cerrillos Road, Second Floor
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
Phone: 505-476-4875
Fax: 505-476-4595

New Mexico Department of Public Safety
Special Investigations Division
6301 Indian School NE, Suite 310
Albuquerque NM 87110
Main Office 505-841-8053
Fax: 505-841-8062

Oregon State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: Yes
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: None
Liquor Shipments: Up to two cases per month from wineries and retailers that obtain free shipping license. In-state shipping allowed.
Contact Info:
Oregon Liquor Control Commission
9079 S. E. McLoughlin Blvd
Milwaukie, Oregon 97222
Phone: 503-872-5000
Toll Free: 800-452-6522
Licensing: 503-872-5124

North Dakota State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: No
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: None
Liquor Shipments: Felony penalties for shipping to minors. In-state shipping not allowed.
Contact Info:
North Dakota Office of the State Tax Commissioner Alcohol Tax Section
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0599
Phone: 701-328-7088
Fax: 701-328-3700

South Dakota State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: No
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: Shannon County
Liquor Shipments: Prohibited. Allows personal transportation of up to 1 gallon from out of state. No in-state shipping.
Contact Info:
South Dakota Department of Revenue & Regulation Division of Special Taxes
445 E. Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-3185
Phone: 605-773-3311
Fax: 605-773-6729

Nebraska State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: No
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: None
Liquor Shipments: Limited, one case per month. In-state shipping allowed.
Contact Info:
Nebraska Liquor Control Commission
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 95046
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5046
Phone: 402-471-2571
Fax: 402-471-2814

Iowa State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: Yes
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: None
Liquor Shipments: In-state shipping allowed.
Contact Info:
Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division
1918 S.E. Hulsizer Avenue
Ankeny, IA 50021
Phone: 515-281-7400
Toll Free: 866-469-2223
Fax: 515-281-7385

Mississippi State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: Yes
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: None
Liquor Shipments: Prohibited. No in-state shipping.
Contact Info:
Alcoholic Beverage Control Office
P.O. Box 540
Madison, Mississippi 39110-0540
Phone: 601-856-1301
Fax: 601-856-1390

Indiana State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: No
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: None
Liquor Shipments: Prohibited, with felony penalties only for retailers and breweries, which do not hold a federal basic permit as wineries do. In-state shipping allowed.
Contact Info:
Alcohol and Tobacco Commission
Indiana Government Ctr. South
302 W. Washington St., Rm. E-114
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-232-2430
Fax: 317-233-6114

Illinois State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: No
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties/Communities:
  • The village of South Holland, Illinois, has been a dry municipality since it was founded by Dutch Reformed immigrants in 1894. In accordance with the state liquor law South Holland bans the sale of alcohol by not issuing licenses for any business to sell alcohol in the community. The possession, consumption and transport of alcohol are all permitted in South Holland. Other villages in Illinois' Cook County, such as Oak Park and Evanston were once dry communities, but have since re-allowed the sale of alcohol, though these villages still tend to have tougher regulation on alcohol sales than the rest of the county.
  • South Ottawa Township, LaSalle County, Illinois within Ottawa, Illinois elected to stay dry after the end of Prohibition; it remained a dry township until this was overturned by a unanimous city council vote in October 2013.
  • Moweaqua, Illinois located in Shelby County founded in 1854 was a dry town since origination until March 2014.
  • Edwards County, Illinois is a dry county, with multiple referendums to allow alcohol sales failing in the mid-1990s. The portion of Grayville, Illinois that lies within Edwards County does allow alcohol sales per Grayville city ordinance.
Liquor Shipments: Up to two cases per year from wineries and retailers. In-state shipping allowed.
Contact Info:
Illinois Liquor Control Commission
100 West Randolph Street
Suite #5-300
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312/814-2206
Fax: 312/814-2241

Springfield Address:
101 West Jefferson Suite 3-525
Springfield, Illinois 62702
Phone: 217-782-2136
Fax: 217-524-1911

Minnesota State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: No
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Communities:
  • Lakeside, a neighborhood within Duluth, Minnesota, prohibits the sale of alcohol even though it is part of a larger municipality. This was part of its charter when it was incorporated into Duluth in 1893. An advisory referendum to overturn the prohibition failed by one vote (2858 to 2857) in November 2008.
  • Minnesota prohibits the sale of liquor in liquor stores (off-sale) on Sundays; however, bars and restaurants may sell liquor on Sundays for on-premises consumption. However, 3.2% alcohol beer is allowed for sale on Sundays in convenience and grocery stores.
  • No alcohol is sold on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.
Liquor Shipments: In-state shipping allowed.
Contact Info:
Minnesota Department of Public Safety Liquor Control Division
Alcohol and Gambling and Enforcement Division
444 Cedar St., Suite 133
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101-5133
Phone: 651-201-7500
Fax: 651-297-5259
Hearing Impaired TTY: 651-282-6555

Missouri State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: No
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Village: Ephraim, WI
Liquor Shipments: In-state shipping allowed.
Contact Info:
Wisconsin Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement Department of Revenue
2135 Rimrock Road
Madison, Wisconsin 53713
Phone: 608-266-2776
Fax: 608-261-6240

Missouri State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: No
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: None
Liquor Shipments: Up to two cases per year from wineries and retailers. In-state shipping allowed.
Contact Info:
Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control
P.O. Box 837
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0837
Phone: 573-751-2333
Fax: 573-526-4540

Arkansas State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: No
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: 43
Liquor Shipments: Direct shipping is prohibited.
Contact Info:
Alcohol Beverage Control
1515 W. Seventh Street, Rm. 503
Little Rock, AR 72201

Phone: 501-682-1105

Oklahoma State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: No
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: None
Liquor Shipments: Prohibited, with felony penalties for shipping to minors. No in-state shipping.
Contact Info:
Alcoholic Beverage Law Enforcement Commission (ABLE)
3812 N. Santa Fe, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73118
Phone: 405-521-3484
Fax: 405-521-6578

See also:
The Oklahoma Tax Commission
2501 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73194-0004
Phone: 405-521-3242

Kansas State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: No
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: 31
Liquor Shipments: Prohibited. No in-state shipping.
Contact Info:
Kansas Department of Revenue Alcohol Beverage Control
915 SW Harrison Street, Room 214
Topeka, KS 66625-3512
Phone: 785-296-7015
Hearing Impaired TTY: 785-296-6117
Fax: 785-296-7185

Louisiana State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: No
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: None
Liquor Shipments: Limited, up to four cases per year from retailers and from wineries that don't have a distributor in the state. In-state shipping allowed.
Contact Info:
Louisiana Department of Revenue Alcohol and Tobacco Control Office
8549 United Plaza Boulevard, Suite 220
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809
Phone: 225/925-4041
Fax: 225/925-3975

Louisiana State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: No
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties/Cities:
  • The consolidated city-county government of Lynchburg and Moore County, Tennessee, is a dry county, notwithstanding that it is home to the Jack Daniel's distillery.
  • Mountain City is also considered a dry city.
  • Campbell, Blount, Crockett, Carter, Hancock, Sevier, Stewart, and Weakley are also dry counties. Several municipalities within Blount County are wet.
Liquor Shipments: Prohibited; felony penalties. No in-state shipping.
Contact Info:
Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission
226 Capitol Blvd. Building, Room 600
Nashville, TN 37219-0755
Phone: 615-741-1602
Fax: 615-741-0847

Montana State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: Yes
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: None
Liquor Shipments: Prohibited. No in-state shipping.
Contact Info:
Montana Liquor License Bureau
125 North Roberts
Helena, Montana 59620
Phone: 406-444-0700 and 406-44-6900
Fax: 406-444-0750

Utah State Liquor Laws and Regulations

Last Update: June 10, 2014

State Controlled: Yes
Tier System: Three-Tier
Dry Counties: None
Liquor Shipments: Prohibited; felony penalties. No in-state shipping.
Contact Info:
Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
1625 South 900 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84130
Phone 801-977-6800
Fax 801-977-6888


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