WV Code & Rules



You may obtain the West Virginia Code at the WV Legislature website:  http://code.wvlegislature.gov/. A courtesy copy of Chapter 60 - Alcoholic Liquors, Chapter 11 Article 16 - Nonintoxicating Beer and Miscellaneous Code Provisions applicable to WVABCA are provided below.

2021 Legislation

           House Bill 2025           - Effective May 10​, 2021

           Senate Bill 2020​          - Effective September 22, 2021

2020 Legislation

           Senate Bill 610            Revise residency and manager requirements - Effective July 1, 2020

            House Bill 4388           Concerning advertising, Sunday beer distributor delivery and furnish things of value in beer - Effective June 5, 2020

            House Bill 4524           Permit state-wide off-premises sale of liquor, making entire state 'wet', subject to certain requirements - Effective June 5, 2020

            House Bill 4560           License for wine specialty shop deilveries with a gift basket under certain conditions - Effective June 5, 2020

            House Bill 4697           Creates a micro-distillery license, subject to requirements - Effective June 5, 2020

            House Bill 4882           Creates a temporary license for out-of-state wineries to attend WV fairs/festivals - Effective Immediately

            House Bill 3098           Allow the same business owner to brew and distill, subject to all current code and rules - Effective June 5, 2020

West Virginia Code Chapter 60 - State Control of Alcoholic Liquors

            §60-1-1 et seq.           General Provisions

            §60-2-1 et seq.           Alcohol Beverage Control Commissioner

            §60-3-1 et seq.           Sales By Commissioner

            §60-3A-1 et seq.         Sales By Retail Liquor Licensees

            §60-4-1 et seq.           Licenses

            §60-5-1 et seq.           Local Option Elections

            §60-6-1 et seq.           Miscellaneous Provisions

            §60-7-1 et seq.           Licenses to Private Clubs

            §60-8-1 et seq.           Sale of Wines

            §60-9-1 et seq.           Cigarettes for Export/Import  


West Virginia Code Chapter 11-16

           §11-16-1 et seq.           Nonintoxicating Beer


West Virginia Code Chapter 11-17

           §11-17-1 et seq.           Tobacco Products Excise Tax Act


Miscellaneous West Virginia Code Provisions

The Code of State Rules (CSR) is available at the West Virginia Secretary of State’s website at the following link:   http://www.sos.wv.gov.


The WVABCA’s Legislative Rules are:

            175 CSR 1        Licensed Retail Operations

            175 CSR 2        Private Club Licensing

            175 CSR 3        Farm Wineries

            175 CSR 4        Sale of Wine​

            175 CSR 5        Licensing of Retail Outlets

            175 CSR 6​        Bailment Policies and Procedures

            175 CSR 8        Cigarettes Produced for Export; Imported Cigarettes

            175 CSR 9        Cigarette Vending Machines

            175 CSR 10      Distilleries, Mini-Distilleries & Micro-Distilleries​

            176 CSR 1        Nonintoxicating Beer Licensing and Operations Procedures