If you are the owner of a retail liquor license in the State of New Jersey it is extremely important that you read the Alcoholic Beverage Control Handbook for Retail Licensees. The ABC handbook can be found on the State of New Jersey, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s website. The ABC handbook is also available in Spanish.

The ABC handbook provides important information and a concise summary of the rules and regulations for a retail licensee in easy to understand terms. The ABC handbook is organized in alphabetical order by subject. Some of the topics addressed in the ABC handbook that retail licensees may have questions about include: eligibility to have an interest in or be employed by an ABC licensee (page 27-28), home deliveries (page 35) and the two-license limitation (page 73).

The ABC handbook also has the following useful information:

Staff Director for the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control

Federal Regulations

Fee schedule for permit applications

A copy of the ABC handbook is also required to be kept on the licensed premises and be available to all employees.

The ABC handbook can save you time and money by avoiding having to call an attorney or the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control whenever an issue arises that you have a question about.

If you have further questions after reviewing the subject in the ABC handbook you should then call an experienced New Jersey ABC/liquor license lawyer. Many issues that arise in the day to day operations of your retail establishment may not be completely addressed in the ABC handbook. An experienced New Jersey ABC/liquor license attorney may know the answer or will be able to find the answer to your question in an expeditious manner.

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