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.

Senior Staff

Michael A. Leara, State Supervisor
Christin Templeton, Chief of Enforcement
Kristen Cole, Director of Finance and Compliance
Benjamin Kweskin, General Counsel

ATC Field Offices

ATC's Enforcement Section is divided into five districts across the state. The Enforcement Section has field offices in St. Louis, Springfield, Kansas City and Jefferson City - Central District. (See district map https://atc.dps.mo.gov/about/contact_us.html). Agents are assigned to districts and perform alcohol and tobacco licensing and regulatory functions within their districts. All enforcement section personnel are required to fulfill the law enforcement training requirements established for peace officers by the Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission.

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.