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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.  


On June 23, 2015, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) updated the Basic Application for licensure.  A grace period was given to allow the older versions of applications to still be accepted that will end on July 31, 2015 at close of business.

Beginning on Aug. 1, 2015, ABC will only accept the new updated versions of the application.  Attached please find an updated application for your convenience. You can also find all of the updated applications on our website. Each application is available in two formats: fillable and print only documents.
If your application is not received and accepted by close of business Friday, July 31, 2015, your application will be rejected and returned for resubmission on the updated application. If you are resubmitting an application that was previously rejected for other reasons, you will still be required to resubmit on the updated applications.
If you have any questions regarding these changes, you may contact the department at 502-564-4850 and ask for the Licensing Division.