The general purposes of the Alcohol & Tobacco Commission's work, as defined by law, are:
To protect the economic welfare, health, peace, and morals of the people of this state
To regulate and limit the manufacture, sale, possession, and use of alcohol and alcoholic beverages
To regulate the sale, possession, and distribution of tobacco products
To provide for the raising of revenue
Announcement - Regarding the Exclusive Sale of Distribution Rights: After public hearings which included testimony and written comments, the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, in a unanimous decision, found that the sale of exclusive distribution rights does create a prohibited interest across tiers and is inimical to the provisions of title 7.1. The commission also decided that the decision would not be applied retroactively.
Notice - As of December 20, 2019, the federal legal age for purchasing tobacco and vape products was raised from 18 to 21 years of age. While the ATC is awaiting additional guidance from FDA on when and how federal enforcement of the law change will be implemented, it strongly encourages retailers to come into compliance with the new federal minimum.
In the interim, the ATC will work with the Indiana General Assembly this coming legislative Session to amend portions of the Indiana Code necessary for the ATC to enforce the new federal minimum. Additional updates will be given as they are received from the federal government.”
Notice - Hearing Announcement: The Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, at 1:30 p.m. on January 29, 2020, at 302 W. Washington Street, Room E112, Indianapolis IN 46204, will conduct an appeal hearing regarding the issuance of an alcoholic beverage permit, permit #RR14-35639 Jimmy’s Hobby Shop, LLC 20 S. E. 4th Street, Washington IN 47501.
Notice - The Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission is now offering the ability for employee permit applicants and permittees to print their own permit from their licensing homepage. Permittees will no longer need to pay the $10 reissuance fee to the Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, they can print a reissuance at any time from the site. Please reference the screenshot below.
Notice - The Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission is aware of the United States Supreme Court decision made in Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association v. Thomas. The Commission is currently reviewing the opinion to determine how, if at all, the decision will impact Indiana’s alcohol laws and permittees.
Notice - The Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Commission and the Indiana State Excise Police announce the start of the PACE program (Proactive Alcohol Compliance Enforcement).