Alcoholic Beverage Control
In North Carolina, there are only four (4) accepted forms of identification that you can use to purchase alcoholic beverages. They are:
- A driver’s license from any State with the photograph of the person making the purchase.
- A U.S. Military Identification with a photograph of the person making the purchase. This includes Active, Retired and dependents.
- An official Identification card with a photograph of the person making the purchase from any State.
- An official passport issued by any nation with a photograph of the person making the purchase.
If the item is listed in the North Carolina Price Book, then the General Manger will consider stocking the item. If it is not listed in the price book, it may be special ordered. A Spirituous Liquor Special Order is made when a customer visits one of our ABC stores and requests to purchase one or more cases of spirituous liquor. We then make a request to the North Carolina ABC Commission. The Commission will contact the vendor for the price so we can advise you of the cost.
A Spirituous Liquor Special Order must be prepaid by the customer to the local ABC Board, which places the order with the Commission. The Commission transmits the Special Order to the supplier who then ships the order to the State Warehouse in Raleigh for delivery to the local board and the customer.
To view the list of current items and prices in the Special Orders Database, view the Commission’s Special Orders Price List.
You must submit a permit application to the North Carolina ABC Commission.
Click here for more information on the permit application process.