Posting of License and License Conditions
Inspection And Advisement
IMPACT teams select and survey licensed outlets at random. During their visits, IMPACT teams remind licensees of the responsibilities and accountability associated with the sale of alcohol. The officers also inspect licensed premises for compliance with State and local laws. The officers may look for loitering, litter, graffiti, posted signs, slot machines, lack of food service in restaurants, illegal weapons, or other violations.
Although the focus is to educate, officers will take action if they see any major violations during
the inspections. A checklist is used to note any violations observed and it is given to the licensee. Licensees must then correct any problem areas.
If the licensee has any questions after the IMPACT team has left the premises, the licensee may call the nearest ABC district or branch office or local law enforcement agency.
About 20 days later, officers conduct follow-up visits to see if the licensee corrected the problems noted. If the licensee has not, the checklist is noted and the information is given to the local ABC district or branch office for possible disciplinary action against the license. In addition, officers may issue a criminal citation for any criminal violations.