Business and Professional Regulation: Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco

Business and Professional Regulation: Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco

The Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco licenses the alcoholic beverage and tobacco industries, collects and audits taxes and fees paid by the licensees, and enforces the laws and regulation of the alcoholic beverage and tobacco industries, pursuant to Chapter 210, Chapters 561-565 and Chapters 567-569 of Florida Statutes. Florida has approximately 71,000 active alcoholic beverage and tobacco license holders. In Fiscal Year 04-05, the division generated over $1.13 billion in license fees, taxes, fines, etc. With over 372 employees, these responsibilities are carried out through three bureaus within the division: Licensing, Auditing and Enforcement.

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