Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco

The Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco

Regulates the manufacturing, distribution, sale, and service of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products in Florida, including: receipt and processing of license applications; collection and auditing of taxes, surcharges, and fees paid by licensees; and enforcement of the laws and regulations governing the sale of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products, pursuant to Chapters 210, 561-565, and 567-569, Florida Statutes.

Electronic Data Submission

EDS stands for Electronic Data Submission. Unlike submitting paper forms, the EDS system allows submittal of monthly reports electronically. EDS allows for a more cost efficient and accurate method of filing monthly reports

Getting Started With Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco

Types of Licenses and Permits A full list describing the licenses and permits for alcoholic beverages, cigarettes and other tobacco products, and the additional terms that may apply to each.

License Fee Chart License fees associated with different license types and the county it is issued in.

Temporary License Fee Chart A comprehensive list of the fees associated with obtaining an Alcoholic Beverage Temporary License/Permit.

How to get an Alcoholic Beverage License A brief account of the process involved in obtaining an Alcoholic Beverage License.

Local ABT Licensing Offices The Division has numerous Bureau of Licensing offices located throughout the state.

Local Zoning Departments A comprehensive list of the addresses and other contact information of area zoning offices.

Temporary Permit (ODP) Special Acts Beginning July 1, 2016, bona-fide non-profit civic organizations, charitable organizations, municipalities, and counties are limited to 12 permits per calendar year with the exception of small areas within specific counties.

General Laws and Special Acts for Special Licenses A reference regarding special acts and requirements relating to Motels, Hotels, Restaurants, and Condominiums pertaining to specific Florida counties.

Alcoholic Beverage Sales at Special Events A special temporary permit to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on premises and to be used for extension of existing licensed premises.

Florida Farm Winery Information The requirements needed to qualify as a Florida Farm Winery as provided by sections 599.004 and 561.221(b) of the Florida Statutes.

Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco

Alcohol Brand Registrant and Brand/Label
Retail Tobacco Products Dealer Permit

Need Help?

All requests for publications, documents, forms, applications for licenses, permits and other similar certifications can be obtained by contacting the Customer Contact Center.

Thomas R. Philpot, Director 

Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0791

Telephone: 850.487.1395
Facsimile: 850.922.5175