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The Liquor Wholesaler/Distributor License authorizes:
The Liquor Wholesaler/Distributor License must be renewed every two years. The renewal date is based on the county where your business operates, not the date when you applied for or received your license.
Learn more about the renewal schedule.
First, it's important for you to review the general
ABL applicant requirements listed on the ABL license directory page to make sure you are eligible to apply.
When you’re ready to apply, we recommend submitting your application using our free online tax portal,
MyDORWAY. It’s faster and easier than completing a paper application, and you don’t have to worry about mail processing or making a trip to one of our offices.
The fastest, easiest way to submit these forms and apply for a
Liquor Wholesaler/Distributor License is by using our free online tax portal,
As part of the application process, you must notify the public of your application by running an advertisement in an approved newspaper. The SCDOR will notify SLED to post a sign at your business location.
SLED sign posting
Newspaper legal advertisement
If you have assumed control of a business that sells beer and wine under a valid
7 Day Winery Permit, you must apply for your own permit. While your application is being considered by the SCDOR, you can apply for a 120-day temporary license. You must apply for the 120-day temporary license at the same time you submit the application for the permanent license. This license allows you to continue selling beer and wine for 120 days while your permanent license application is under SCDOR review.
Review the FAQs below for answers to frequently asked questions about the Liquor Wholesaler/Distributor License. Our
Liquor and Operating an ABL Business pages have additional helpful information.