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Records of the PENNSYLVANIA LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD




The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board was created in November 1933, in anticipation of the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Board was directed to set up and operate a system of state-operated stores to be the only outlets for the sale of wine and spirits in their original packages. It was also given authority to license hotels, restaurants and clubs for the sale of wine and liquor by the drink. The Board was also charged with the enforcement of laws and regulations governing the entire traffic of alcoholic beverages throughout the Commonwealth. In addition to carrying out these activities, the Board also runs a comprehensive education program to provide information on alcohol and its effects. The passage of Act 14 in 1987 resulted in numerous operational changes at the Board, including the transfer of its liquor law enforcement powers to the State Police.


Office of the Board Secretary

Bureau of Accounting

Bureau of Alcohol Education

Bureau of Enforcement

Bureau of Licensing

Bureau of State Stores

Office of Administrative Law Judge

Office of Chief Counsel

Office of Comptroller

Press Office


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