Special Event Licenses for Cancelled Events

The Order from the State Health Officer limits gatherings to groups of ten people or less. As a result, we realize that events will need to be cancelled. To assist the industry during this difficult time, the Alabama ABC Board is allowing alcohol industry members that have acquired a temporary license for an event that has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic to apply for a refund of their license and filing fees. To request a refund, send an email to the ABC Licensing and Compliance Division (licensing@abc.alabama.gov) that includes the following information:

  • Subject: “Event Permit Refund – Coronavirus”
  • Short statement explaining that you are seeking a refund for the application fees you paid for a temporary permit because the event for which the permit was acquired was cancelled due to the Coronavirus situation.
  • Temporary Special Event license number
  • Name of the cancelled event
  • Physical location at which the event was to take place
  • Date on which you began or planned to begin conducting activities under the permit
  • Date the event was cancelled (attach the cancellation notice)
  • Name of the company seeking a refund
  • Current mailing address
  • A copy of the W-9
For additional assistance and information, affected businesses may email the ABC Licensing and Compliance Division (licensing@abc.alabama.gov), call your local Licensing and Compliance Office or call our main office at 334-213-6300.