North Carolina General Assembly
NC General Statutes
Chapter 18B - Regulation of Alcoholic Beverages.
The Statutes on the North Carolina General Assembly website reflect changes made in the
legislative session, through 7/30/2016.
§ 18B-100. Purpose of Chapter.
§ 18B-101. Definitions.
§ 18B-102. Manufacture, sale, etc., forbidden except as expressly authorized.
§ 18B-102.1. Direct shipments from out-of-state prohibited.
§ 18B-103. Exemptions.
§ 18B-104. Administrative penalties.
§ 18B-105. Advertising.
§ 18B-106. Alcoholic beverages for use on oceangoing ships.
§ 18B-107. Alcoholic beverages for use in air commerce.
§ 18B-108. Sales on trains.
§ 18B-109. Direct shipment of alcoholic beverages into State.
§ 18B-110. Emergency.
§ 18B-111. Nontaxpaid alcoholic beverages.
§ 18B-112. Tribal alcoholic beverage control.
§ 18B-113. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 18B-114. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 18B-115. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 18B-116. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 18B-117. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 18B-118. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 18B-119. Reserved for future codification purposes.
Compensation for Injury Caused by Sales to Underage Persons.
§ 18B-120. Definitions.
§ 18B-121. Claim for relief created for sale to underage person.
§ 18B-122. Burden of proof and admissibility of evidence.
§ 18B-123. Limitation on damages.
§ 18B-124. Joint and several liability.
§ 18B-125. Exceptions.
§ 18B-126. Statute of limitations.
§ 18B-127. Duty of clerk of superior court.
§ 18B-128. Common-law rights not abridged.
§ 18B-129. No liability for refusal to sell or for holding documents.
§§ 18B-130 through 18B-199. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 18B-200. North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission.
§ 18B-201. Conflict of interest; gifts.
§ 18B-202. Discharge upon conviction.
§ 18B-203. Powers and duties of the Commission.
§ 18B-204. State warehouse.
§ 18B-205. Accounts and reports required.
§ 18B-206. Standards for alcoholic beverages.
§ 18B-207. Rules.
§ 18B-208. ABC Commission bonds and funds.
§§ 18B-209 through 18B-299. Reserved for future codification purposes.
Sale, Possession, and Consumption.
§ 18B-300. Purchase, possession and consumption of malt beverages and unfortified wine.
§ 18B-301. Possession and consumption of fortified wine and spirituous liquor.
§ 18B-302. Sale to or purchase by underage persons.
§ 18B-302.1. Penalties for certain offenses related to underage persons.
§ 18B-302.2. Medical treatment; limited immunity.
§ 18B-303. Amounts of alcoholic beverages that may be purchased.
§ 18B-304. Sale and possession for sale.
§ 18B-305. Other prohibited sales.
§ 18B-306. Making wines and malt beverages for private use.
§ 18B-307. Manufacturing offenses.
§ 18B-308. Sale and consumption at bingo games.
§ 18B-309. Alcoholic beverage sales in Urban Redevelopment Areas.
§§ 18B-310 through 18B-399. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 18B-400. Amounts that may be transported.
§ 18B-401. Manner of transportation.
§ 18B-402. Alcoholic beverages purchased out-of-State.
§ 18B-403. Purchase-transportation permit.
§ 18B-403.1. Purchase-transportation permit for keg or kegs of malt beverages.
§ 18B-404. Additional provisions for purchase and transportation by mixed beverage permittees.
§ 18B-405. Transportation by permittee.
§ 18B-406. Unlawful transportation.
§§ 18B-407 through 18B-499. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 18B-500. Alcohol law-enforcement agents.
§ 18B-501. Local ABC officers.
§ 18B-502. Inspection of licensed premises.
§ 18B-503. Disposition of seized alcoholic beverages.
§ 18B-504. Forfeiture.
§ 18B-505. Restitution.
§§ 18B-506 through 18B-599. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 18B-600. Places eligible to hold alcoholic beverage elections.
§ 18B-601. Election procedure.
§ 18B-602. Form of ballots.
§ 18B-603. Effect of alcoholic beverage elections on issuance of permits.
§ 18B-604. Timing and effect of subsequent elections.
§ 18B-605. Local act elections.
§§ 18B-606 through 18B-699. Reserved for future codification purposes.
Local ABC Boards.
§ 18B-700. Appointment and organization of local ABC boards.
§ 18B-701. Powers and duties of local ABC boards.
§ 18B-702. Financial operations of local boards.
§ 18B-703. Merger of local ABC operations.
§ 18B-704. Removal of local board members and employees.
§ 18B-705. Compliance with performance standards; remedies.
§ 18B-706. Ethics requirements for local boards.
§§ 18B-707 through 18B-799. Reserved for future codification purposes.
Operation of ABC Stores.
§ 18B-800. Sale of alcoholic beverages in ABC stores.
§ 18B-801. Location, opening, and closing of stores.
§ 18B-802. When stores operate.
§ 18B-803. Store management.
§ 18B-804. Alcoholic beverage pricing.
§ 18B-805. Distribution of revenue.
§ 18B-806. Damaged alcoholic beverages.
§ 18B-807. Rules.
§ 18B-808. Warning signs regarding dangers of alcohol consumption during pregnancy required; posting.
§§ 18B-809 through 18B-899. Reserved for future codification purposes.
Issuance of Permits.
§ 18B-900. Qualifications for permit.
§ 18B-901. Issuance of permits.
§ 18B-902. Application for permit; fees.
§ 18B-903. Duration of permit; renewal and transfer.
§ 18B-904. Miscellaneous provisions concerning permits.
§ 18B-905. Temporary permits.
§ 18B-906. Applicability of Administrative Procedure Act.
§§ 18B-907 through 18B-999. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 18B-1000. Definitions concerning establishments.
§ 18B-1001. Kinds of ABC permits; places eligible.
§ 18B-1001.1. Authorization of wine shipper permit.
§ 18B-1001.2. Additional wine shipping requirements.
§ 18B-1001.3. Authorization of wine shipper packager permit.
§ 18B-1002. Special one-time permits.
§ 18B-1003. Responsibilities of permittee.
§ 18B-1004. Hours for sale and consumption.
§ 18B-1005. Conduct on licensed premises.
§ 18B-1005.1. Sexually explicit conduct on licensed premises.
§ 18B-1006. Miscellaneous provisions on permits.
§ 18B-1006.1. Additional requirement for certain permittees to recycle beverage containers.
§ 18B-1007. Additional requirements for mixed beverages permittees.
§ 18B-1008. Rules concerning retail permits.
§ 18B-1009. In-stand sales.
§§ 18B-1010 through 18B-1099. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 18B-1100. Commercial permits.
§ 18B-1101. Authorization of unfortified winery permit.
§ 18B-1102. Authorization of fortified winery permit.
§ 18B-1103. Authorization of limited winery permit.
§ 18B-1104. Authorization of brewery permit.
§ 18B-1105. Authorization of distillery permit.
§ 18B-1105.1. Authorization of liquor importer/bottler permit.
§ 18B-1106. Authorization of wine importer permit.
§ 18B-1107. Authorization of wine wholesaler permit.
§ 18B-1108. Authorization of malt beverages importer permit.
§ 18B-1109. Authorization of malt beverages wholesaler permit.
§ 18B-1110. Authorization of bottler permit.
§ 18B-1111. Authorization of salesman permit.
§ 18B-1112. Authorization of vendor representative permit.
§ 18B-1113. Authorization of nonresident malt beverage vendor permit.
§ 18B-1114. Authorization of nonresident wine vendor permit.
§ 18B-1114.1. Authorization of winery special event permit.
§ 18B-1114.2. Effect of cider and vinegar manufacturer permit.
§ 18B-1114.3. Authorization of wine producer permit.
§ 18B-1114.4. Viticulture/Enology course authorization.
§ 18B-1114.5. Authorization of malt beverage special event permit.
§ 18B-1114.6. Brewing, Distillation, and Fermentation course authorization.
§ 18B-1115. Commercial transportation.
§ 18B-1116. Exclusive outlets prohibited.
§ 18B-1117. Repealed by Session Laws 1989, c. 142, s. 3.
§ 18B-1118. Purchase restrictions.
§ 18B-1119. Supplier's financial interest in wholesaler.
§§ 18B-1120 through 18B-1199. Reserved for future codification purposes.
Wine Distribution Agreements.
§ 18B-1200. Construction; findings and purpose; exceptions.
§ 18B-1201. Definitions.
§ 18B-1202. No inducement, coercion, or discrimination.
§ 18B-1203. Primary area of responsibility; no discrimination.
§ 18B-1204. Cancellation.
§ 18B-1205. Notice of intent to terminate.
§ 18B-1206. Transfer of business.
§ 18B-1207. Judicial remedies.
§ 18B-1208. Price of product.
§ 18B-1209. Retaliatory action prohibited.
§ 18B-1210. Management.
§ 18B-1211. No discrimination.
§ 18B-1212. No waiver.
§ 18B-1213. Obligations of purchaser.
§ 18B-1214. Prohibited practices enumerated.
§ 18B-1215. Intent of nondiscrimination.
§ 18B-1216. Relation of Article to other laws.
§§ 18B-1217 through 18B-1299. Reserved for future codification purposes.
Beer Franchise Law.
§ 18B-1300. Purpose.
§ 18B-1301. Definitions.
§ 18B-1302. Franchise agreement.
§ 18B-1303. Filing of distribution agreement; no discrimination.
§ 18B-1304. Prohibitions.
§ 18B-1305. Cause for termination of franchise agreement.
§ 18B-1306. Remedies for wrongful termination.
§ 18B-1307. Transfer or merger of wholesaler's business.
§ 18B-1308. Article part of all franchise agreements.
§ 18B-1309. Mediation at direction of Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission.