Liquor Licensing

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.

 

Important Licensee and Applicant Information related to COVID-19 Crisis

Over the last several months, the Bureau has issued guidance memos on a variety of topic governing the operations of your licensed establishments. On October 6th, Governor Mills issued a new Executive Order 14 FY 20/21 with effective dates of October 13th and November 2nd related to Stage 4 of the Governor’s plan for restarting Maine’s economy for inside service for restaurants, bars and tasting rooms. The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development has issued updated guidance on this matter. Please use the following links to review the updated guidance that now governs the operation of your establishment regarding the service of food and beverages in and out doors.

 

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)

The Division of Liquor Licensing and Enforcement conduct licensing and enforcement activities for Maine's beverage alcohol industry. The Division takes its responsibility seriously relative to the enforcement of Maine's liquor laws. Prohibiting the sales to and the consumption by minors of beverage alcohol is a major focus.

Using the tabs on the left side of this page, you can find information and resources helpful to you as a licensee.

To contact the Division, please call (207) 624-7220 or email us at MaineLiquor@Maine.gov

PLEASE NOTE OUR ADDRESSES:

8 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0008 - Regular

19 Union Street, Suite 301-B, Augusta, ME 04330 - Overnight deliveries

Online Services

Sales Representative Licensing: This online service allows individuals to file a new application or renew their sales representative license.

COA Licensing, Brand and Label Registration: This online service allows out of state manufacturers of malt liquor and wine (Certificate of Approval licensees) to:

  • File a new application to become licensed as a Certificate of Approval in Maine and complete other licensing requirements as noted below for a renewal of a license
  • Renew a COA license
  • Renew or add new brands and register the subsequent product labels of the brand(s)
  • Assign territories for new brand(s) to licensed Maine wholesalers as part of the brand and label registration process
  • Submit a Price Posting of your brand(s)

*Please read the additional information below about new labels and renewals.*

Please note: The brand and label registration is available at any time to manage your products, but the renewal of your COA license only needs to be completed when your license is up for renewal which can be no more than 60 days prior to your expiration date.

This service also allows COA licensees to manage their brands and labels throughout the year as changes occur with the COA’s portfolio. This service does not include any registration of your brand’s bottle deposit information with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Use DEP’s Beverage Container Label Registration and Licensing Portal for this purpose. You must register your products with Maine DEP prior to selling them in Maine. Failure to do so may result in products being removed from retailers' shelves.

New Labels

Reminder: You must register your brand’s bottle deposit information with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) before you sell this product into Maine. Use DEP’s Beverage Container Label Registration and Licensing Portal for this purpose. Failure to do so may result in products being removed from retailers’ shelves.

Renewals

Reminder: You must renew your bottle deposit registration with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to continue to sell this product into Maine. Use DEP’s Beverage Container Label Registration and Licensing Portal for this purpose. Failure to do so may result in products being removed from retailers’ shelves.