Maine Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages & Lottery Operations

The Bureau, Commission and our partnerships with Pine State Spirits, Scientific Games International, lottery retailers, agency liquor stores and the liquor licensees throughout the state are committed to providing the citizens of Maine with outstanding customer service and superior products. The Bureau also has the important responsibility of enforcement and licensing of all liquor licensees in Maine.

 

OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

ONLY THE APPLICANT IS ALLOWED TO ENTER THE LOBBY. No GUESTS

Face Coverings ARE REQUIRED

If you are unable or unwilling to follow these requirements you can mail your new or renewal application to us at:
BABLO
8 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04330

Call 287-4411 to schedule an appointment or to drop off your application.

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Suspected Reporting on Non-Compliance Related to COVID-19 Pandemic

If you wish to report a potential situation of non-compliance to the guidance relating to COVID-19, you may report those details using this form www.maine.gov/online/noncompliance-reporting. The information will be reviewed by appropriate agency or agencies and responded to as needed.

As adherence to the Governor’s Executive Orders is a civic duty and the responsibility of each citizen and business of the State of Maine, enforcement of the Governor’s Stay Healthier at Home Order will be handled mainly through education and voluntary compliance.

 

Important Licensee and Applicant Information related to COVID-19 Crisis

June 17, 2020 - Updated Guidance for openings of restaurants for June 17th for Androscoggin, Cumberland and York Counties (PDF)

June 5, 2020 - Updated Guidance for openings of tasting rooms and Class A Lounges in 13 counties for June 12th (PDF)

May 27, 2020 - Updated Guidance for openings of restaurants for May 18th and June 1st (PDF)

May 27, 2020 - Guidance on outside seating for on-premises licensees (PDF)

May 18, 2020 - Guidance on requiring identification for the purchase of alcohol (PDF)

May 14, 2020 - Guidance for openings of restaurants for May 18th and June 1st (PDF)

May 6, 2020 – Information from DHHS and BABLO on Non-Compliance Action Process (PDF)

May 1, 2020 - Permissible Activities on Golf Courses (PDF)

April 27, 2020 - Update on Governor Mills March 18th EO - closure of all on prem - on prem can sell cocktails to go (PDF)

April 23, 2020 - Update on Governor Mills' March 18th EO - closure of all on prem - on prem growlers to go (PDF)

April 13, 2020 - Permissible Activities by Qualified Catering Service licensees (PDF)

April 9, 2020 – Update to Memo on Expiring or Expired Liquor Licenses; granting temporary extensions (PDF)

April 2, 2020 - Reminder of Permissible Activities in On Premises Establishments (PDF)

April 1, 2020 - Update on Governor Mills’ March 31st Order for essential businesses (PDF)

March 26, 2020 – Memo on Expiring or Expired Liquor Licenses; granting temporary extensions (PDF)

March 26, 2020 – Memo on Governor Mills’ Order on essential businesses; waiver for certain specialty beer and wine stores (PDF)

March 26, 2020 – Memo on closure of BABLO Offices to the Public (PDF)

March 24, 2020 – Memo on Governor Mills’ Order on essential businesses; waiver for agency liquor stores (PDF)

March 18, 2020 – Memo on Governor Mills’ Order on closure of all on-premises establishments; on-premises to provide beer and wine “to go” (PDF)

 

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