Recently, we’ve seen an uptick in Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) flagging clients for technical violations of ABC law, including, specifically, failure to obtain salesman permits. Failure to have a salesman permit for each route salesman employed by a wholesaler (including a brewery or winery holding a malt beverage wholesaler or wine wholesaler, respectively) can result in a North Carolina ABC Commission violation and fine.
These permits are very easy to obtain. Simply complete the Wholesale Salesman’s Application found here and mail to the NCABC along with a $100 certified check or cashier’s check and a black and white copy of the employee’s valid driver’s license. The NCABC processes these fairly quickly. The holder of a salesman permit is permitted to sell and transport malt beverages for a malt beverage wholesaler (or unfortified/fortified wine for a wine wholesaler) and the permit is valid so long as the salesman is employed by the same wholesaler.
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Updated: August 17, 2022