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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on September 9, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Virginia, we recommend that you visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Virginia portal, the Virginia Chamber of Commerce's State Resources list or the USDA's COVID-19 Waivers & Flexibilities for Virginia.

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Description of Program and Relief

Deferral of License Renewal Fees and Expansion of Mixed Beverage Licenses to Include Takeout or Delivery

Governor Northam issued Executive Directive Ten authorizing the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (“ABC”) to defer the collection of annual fees for licenses and permits set to expire on or after March 31, 2020 and before July 1, 2020 for 90 days from the original expiration date or 30 days following the expiration or rescission of Executive Order 51, whichever is later. Penalties normally associated with late fees will be waived.

In addition, establishments with mixed beverage licenses, such as restaurants and distilleries, are permitted to sell mixed beverages through takeout or delivery, effective at midnight on April 9, 2020 and continuing indefinitely.

Government or Lead Agency

Office of the Virginia Governor

Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority

Dates Available

Fee deferral: March 31, 2020 to June 30, 2020

Mixed beverage sales: Midnight April 9, 2020, continuing indefinitely

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions


Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


Contact for More Information

Office of the Governor: Alena Yarmosky,

Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority:

List of Additional Information

For more information, please click here.

To view the Executive Directive, please click here.

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