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​​South Carolina Department of Revenue
Alcohol Beverage Licensing
Columbia, SC 29214-0907

Phone: 803-898-5864
Fax: 803-896-0110


​In State Liquor Warehouse

A registered producer (PLP/PMD/PML) may not store alcoholic liquors in a warehouse of the registered producer unless licensed by the Department.

  • An applicant must be 21 years of age, be of good moral character, be a legal resident of the United States and if applying as a sole proprietor, must be a legal resident of South Carolina for 30 days prior to submitting an application to this department.
  • The applicant must be the owner of the business seeking the license and must not previously have had a license revoked within the past five years.
  • Please check with the city and/or county authorities to ensure you are in compliance with zoning laws and local business license requirements.
  • Tax Liabilities: A license cannot be issued if the applicant or any principal has any outstanding tax liabilities with the SCDOR.
  • Sign Posting:
    1. An agent of the SC State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) must post and remove a sign at the proposed place of business.
    2. This sign must remain posted for at least 15 days, and may be removed only by the SLED agent. If the sign disappears before the SLED agent removes it, contact the SCDOR or SLED immediately.
    3. Licenses will not be issued until the afternoon of the fourth day after the sign is taken down by the agent; unless your published ad provides for a later date.
  • Newspaper Advertisements:
    1. A notice of application must be placed at least once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper approved by the department for you area.
    2. This notice must:
      • Be in the legal notices section of the newspaper or an equivalent section if the newspaper has no legal notices section;
      • Be in large type, covering a space of one column wide and at least two inches deep; and
      • State the type of license applied for and the exact location of the proposed business.
    3. To complete your application you must submit your Affidavit of Publication and a copy of the ad furnished by the approved newspaper office.

A registered producer (PLP/PMD/PML) may not store alcoholic liquors in a warehouse of the registered producer unless licensed by the department.

  • Completed application (ABL-921), signed, dated and notarized.
  • Submit License Fees: $600.00
  • Submit an Affidavit of Publication from the newspaper running your ad. The affidavit must include a copy of your ad. If you just started your ad in the newspaper and have not received the ad and affidavit, you MUST include the receipt from the newspaper with your application. Forward the ad and affidavit as soon as the newspaper provides it to you. Your license cannot be issued until this is received.
  • Must complete the ABL-946 (Consent and Waiver).
  • Must attach copy of Articles of Incorporation, if applying as a corporation.
  • Must attach a Certificate of Authority to do Business in South Carolina, obtained from the Secretary of State's office, if applying as a foreign corporation.
  • Must attach a copy of Articles of Organization and Operating Agreement, or LLC Supplemental Information Form (ABL-919), if applying as a Limited Liability Corporation.
  • Must attach a copy of partnership agreement, if applying as a partnership or Limited Liability Partnership.
  • Submit a copy of your lease. If you own the property, you must submit a copy of the deed or tax bill.