Law Enforcement

Welcome to the Mecklenburg County Alcoholic Beverage Control Board Law Enforcement Division; the largest local ABC Law Enforcement Department in the State.

The Mecklenburg County ABC Law Enforcement Division has 14 full-time officers and 10 reserve officers dedicated to the enforcement of the North Carolina Alcohol Beverage Control Laws. ABC officers may arrest and take other investigative and enforcement actions for any criminal offenses; however, the primary responsibility of an ABC officer is the enforcement of the ABC Laws (NC General Statutes 18B) and the drug laws (Chapter 90 of the NC General Statutes). ABC officers also enforce the NC ABC Commission Administrative Rules and Regulations. ABC officers conduct compliance inspections and investigations of ABC permitted establishments. If a violation is detected, the ABC officer will submit a violation report to the NC ABC Commission. ABC officers also work with ABC permitted establishments in helping educate their employees about responsible alcohol sales. At times, officers may conduct an underage campaign where ABC establishments are checked to see if they are in compliance with refusing to sell alcohol to underage persons.

Mecklenburg County ABC Law Enforcement is proud to be associated with other law enforcement agencies and may, at times, combine resources with local police departments and/or federal agencies to conduct and complete certain investigations.

Report a Suspected Alcohol Violation Here
If you have information regarding ABC law violations or would like to register a complaint, you can contact an ABC officer at 704.731.5830, or by filling out an anonymous contact form.

Impairment begins with your first drink.  You have everything to lose!
In North Carolina, a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) level of .08% is all that is necessary to be convicted of Driving While Impaired (DWI). Effective July 1, 2000, the new law establishes a BAC limit of .04% for those who have been convicted of a DWI and have had their license reinstated.  For commercial drivers, a BAC of .04% can result in a DWI conviction nationwide.

For safety's sake, never drinking and drive!
Have you had too much to drink?
Click here for the On-Line BrAC Calculator

Retail Violation Report

For information on establishments in Mecklenburg County who have received sanctions for alcohol law violations, call the North Carolina ABC Commission at 919-779-0700.

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