Some Liquor Control Board services unavailable August 6

State liquor stores will be open regular hours

July 28, 2010

Due to state budget reductions, the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) headquarters at 3000 Pacific Ave. S.E. in Olympia will be closed on August 6 and employees will be on temporary layoff status. Regular service will resume on August 9 at 8 a.m.

Affected services
WSLCB employees who process liquor license applications, job applications, payments, beer and wine tax reports, special liquor orders, individual importation permits, accommodation sales, contracts, public records requests and media requests are among those on temporary layoff status August 6. These services will resume August 9.

State liquor stores open
State liquor stores will be open their regular hours on August 6.

Enforcement officers on duty
WSLCB enforcement officers will carry out their normal enforcement duties on August 6.

The regional enforcement offices in Tacoma, Bellingham, Seattle, Tukwila, and Spokane will be closed, and the Enforcement Customer Service line at (360) 664-9878 will not be staffed.

The Washington State Liquor Control Board’s mission is to contribute to the safety and financial stability of our communities by ensuring the responsible sale, and preventing the misuse of, alcohol and tobacco. The WSLCB returned over $360 million in Fiscal Year 2010 to fund essential state and local services.



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