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Pitt County Alcoholic Beverage Control Board

The mission of the Pitt County ABC Board and our employees shall be to serve the citizens of Pitt County responsibly by controlling the sale of spirituous liquor and promoting customer-friendly, modern, and efficient stores.

Administering Control For A Safer Community

Welcome to the Pitt County Alcohol Beverage Control Boards Official website.  Our office is located at 2082-B Central Park Drive, Winterville, NC 28590.

Here you will find answers to your questions about Pitt County ABC operations, revenue from sales, profit usage, products, store locations, hours of operation, law enforcement and alcohol education. The Pitt County ABC Board budget has been submitted to the board.  A copy of the budget is available in the administrative office.

In The North Carolina ABC System, there are about 430 stores serving 168 Municipal and County Entities overseen by the governing authority (city council or county commissioners). Our five-member board constantly seeks ways to make our system more responsible by abiding by and enforcing ABC Laws and Regulations; more profitable by using successful business practices; and more progressive by studying and employing new methods of providing for the needs and desires of the consumer. Pitt County provides over $18 million in retail sales through its 8 outlets situated in easily accessible locations throughout the county. Pitt County opened its first store on July 27, 1935.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Alcoholic Beverage Control

Yes. The retail price of spirituous liquor sold in North Carolina ABC stores shall be uniform throughout the state. There are monthly discounts on selected items.

We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, & Discover at all locations.  We check ID with all credit/debit cards and the customer’s name must be on the card.

In North Carolina, there are only four (4) accepted forms of identification that you can use to purchase alcoholic beverages. They are:

  • A valid driver’s license with the photograph of the person making the purchase.
  • A U.S. Military Identification with a photograph of the person making the purchase.
  • An official State of North Carolina Identification card with a photograph of the person making the purchase.
  • An official passport issued by any nation with a photograph of the person making the purchase. 

No. ABC Board policy states that items cannot be exchanged or refunded once the item has left the store.

According to North Carolina General Statutes, a customer may purchase and transport a maximum of eight (8) liters of either fortified wine or spirituous liquor, or a combination of the two, without a purchase-transportation permit. However, a customer may purchase and transport a maximum of forty (40) liters of either fortified wine or spirituous liquor, or a combination of the two, with a purchase-transportation permit. There is no fee for the permit and it is issued by the ABC store at time of purchase.

In North Carolina, spirituous liquor may be sold only in local ABC stores operated by the local ABC Board.

If the item is listed in the North Carolina Price Book, then the Administrator will consider stocking the item. If it is not listed in the price book, it may possibly be special ordered.  A Spirituous Liquor Special Order is made when a customer visits one the Pitt County ABC Board Warehouse Manager and requests to purchase one or more cases of spirituous liquor. We then make a request to the North Carolina ABC Commission. The Commission will contact the vendor for the price so we can advise you of the cost. 

A Spirituous Liquor Special Order must be prepaid by the customer to the local ABC Board, which places the order with the Commission. The Commission transmits the Special Order to the supplier who then ships the order to the State Warehouse in Raleigh for delivery to the local board and the customer. 

To view the list of current items and prices in the Special Orders Database, view the Commission’s Special Orders Price List.

You must submit a permit application to the North Carolina ABC Commission.
Click here for more information on the permit application process. 

No. We are employees of the Pitt County ABC Board, a separate entity from the county or state.

An establishment holding mixed beverage, brown bagging or special occasion permits must have an employee who is at least 21 years of age in charge of the licensed premises at all times. Bartenders must be 21 years of age to mix drinks containing spirits. Waiters and waitresses in on-premise establishments who serve or sell alcoholic beverages must be 18 years of age. Minors 16 and 17 years of age may be employed if they do not prepare, sell, serve or deliver alcoholic beverages at on-premise establishments. Malt beverage, fortified and unfortified wine permittees shall have an employee who is 18 years of age in charge. Minors may work at off-premise establishments (beer and/or wine) in any capacity, subject to the rules set by the North Carolina Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division.

By law, ABC stores can be open between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday and must be closed on Sundays. The local board shall otherwise determine opening and closing hours of its stores.

All spirituous alcoholic beverages sold by local ABC stores are ordered from the State Warehouse in Raleigh.

If you are interested in employment, at the Pitt County ABC Board, you will need to pick up an application Monday through Friday 9 am to 12 pm at the Board office located at 2082-B Central Park Drive, Winterville, NC 28590.

No. They pay the same price as any other customer.

As of August 2018, there are 50 county and 11 municipal ABC boards that sell spirituous liquor at retail.

As of August 2018, there are 432 ABC stores in North Carolina

As of August 2018, Graham is the only “dry” county in North Carolina.

As of August 2018, Graham and Madison counties do not have ABC Stores.

Please Call the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office. If it is a emergency please dial 911.