Missouri's liquor control laws and the state's system of alcoholic beverage regulations are designed to ensure public health and safety as affected by alcoholic beverages. The Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) supervises the collection of state revenue derived from alcoholic beverage excise taxes and license fees. Additionally, state statutes mandate that ATC protect consumers from tainted alcoholic beverages and the liquor industry from infiltration and exploitation by the criminal element.
On August 28, 2001, the division gained responsibility for enforcement of youth access to tobacco laws. The division enforces the tobacco laws under Sections 407.925 through 407.934, RSMo.
ATC Field Offices
An ATC special agent operates from the Department of Revenue (DOR) field office located in St. Louis. There are also four ATC agents in the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control Central Office in Jefferson City to serve Missouri.
ATC special agents in field offices perform alcohol and tobacco licensing and regulatory functions. Field office business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please contact the local agent in your region for liquor licensing information and questions concerning alcohol or tobacco control laws.