The Office of the Delaware Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner (OABCC) is headed by Commissioner, John H. Cordrey. The Office grants/denies applications for liquor licenses, approves/disapproves requests for modifications to licensed establishments, performs inspections and grants renewals of liquor licenses.
The ABC Commissioner is also the Judge who hears violations against licensed liquor establishments that are forwarded by Agents from the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement. Violations are adjudicated by the ABC Commissioner during the administrative hearing process. The ABC Commissioner may impose sanctions and penalties against licensed liquor establishments that are found to be in violation of state laws and/or administrative rules related to the operation of the establishment. Penalties imposed by the ABC Commissioner can range from a reprimand, fine, suspension, or revocation of the liquor license.