The Alcoholic Beverage Control Division provides effective and efficient administration of the Montana alcoholic beverage code with an emphasis on customer service and public safety by applying uniform and fair regulations while ensuring an orderly system for the convenient distribution and responsible consumption of alcoholic beverages.
Education and Outreach
Alcoholic Beverage Control Division administers the Responsible Alcohol Sales and Service Act. We manage the state alcohol sales and service training program called Your Community Matters. The Department of Revenue relies heavily on volunteers to teach the state’s responsible alcohol sales and service training program.
The Outreach Coordinator and Education Specialists are responsible for developing, implementing, and administering alcoholic beverage educational efforts and overseeing the Responsible Sales and Service Training Act.
The Education Specialist teaches about the safe and responsible consumption of alcohol and how to responsibly sell and serve alcoholic beverages to sellers, servers, distributors, and manufacturers of alcoholic beverages and law enforcement.
The Outreach Coordinator works independently from the Division’s Bureaus in order to provide impartial assistance. The Outreach Coordinator works to help licensees, the public, Montana communities, officials and anyone else interested in or who wants to get involved in the alcoholic beverage industry. The Outreach Coordinator also educates licensees, law enforcement, city and county attorneys, and the general public about alcoholic beverage code.
The Licensing Bureau licenses and regulates all entities that produce, import, distribute, or sell alcoholic beverages in Montana. We process applications, renewals, transfers, and registrations for retail and wholesale alcoholic beverage licenses and permits.
Liquor Distribution Bureau
Liquor Distribution manages state wholesale liquor operations, including warehouse shipping and receiving, accounts receivable and payable, inventory management, liquor order processing, agency contract management, and customer service.