Procedures for a New Company to Sell Distilled Spirits in North
Guidelines to assist new companies with the listing of spirituous
Code Label Requirements
ABC Warehouse Special Service Charges
The ABC Commission at its annual meeting each year in February considers
product(s) for listing. New companies, who wish to sell
distilled spirits in the State of North Carolina, must be represented by a
resident North Carolina Broker . The
broker (chosen by you) will make the presentation of your product(s). The
markup formula used by North Carolina can be found on the
Liquor Supplier's / Distiller's Price Filing Quotation Form.
The broker will inform you if the product(s) has been
Once a product is approved, the ABC warehouse will assign it an allocation. The warehouse, not the ABC Commission, sets policies regarding deliveries and pallet specifications.
The company is required by the NCABC Commission to complete the
forms below and
send to the appropriate address on EACH form.
A new company has approximately two (2) months from the product listing with the
Commission to the selling date in which to meet the requirements below. New products
can be shipped into the State ABC Warehouse two weeks prior to the quarter in which
it is listed.
Two original completed forms Application for Basic Permit
Under Federal Alcohol Administration Act (item F 5100.24) must be sent to the address on the form. Please note, Address 1. (Premise Address) is YOUR SUPPLIER/COMPANY
name, the State warehouse address - 404 East Tryon RD, Raleigh, NC 27610. (This is
your address for your liquor. North Carolina is a bailment state. We do not take ownership of the liquor.) Address 2. (Mailing Address) is YOUR mailing address. This permit is required by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (ATTB) to authorize the company to possess and store products in North Carolina at the
State ABC Warehouse, located at 404 East Tryon Road, Raleigh, NC 27610. (Send
two original completed forms.) NO products can be shipped until the
original Federal Basic Permit is on file with the ABC Warehouse.
Wholesaler/Imprter Federal Basic Permits 513-684-6074
Amended Federal Basic Permits
Distilleries in North Carolina
If you are a CORPORATION, apply for the
Application for Certificate of Authority (item B-09). If you are a LIMITED
LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC), apply for the
Application for Certificate of Authority (item L-09). These are required for an out-of-state supplier / distiller to transact business in North Carolina.
(The company NAME on the form MUST match what is on the original Certificate of existence (periods included.) The ORIGINAL Certificate of existence must be sent with the application to the State Treasurer. Both will be returned to you. We suggest sending this overnight. If you are SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP or SELF
PROPRIETORSHIP, file your application with the Register of Deeds in Wake County, North Carolina. A copy of the appropriate document must be provided to the Commission upon receipt.
Send to the ABC Commission a completed
Application for Supplier / Distiller Permit. This form must be filed with the ABC Commission and a permit number issued before shipments can begin.