Some Liquor Control Board services unavailable July 12

State liquor stores will be open regular hours

July 6, 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 July 12 and employees will be on temporary layoff status. Regular service will resume on July 13 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 July 12. These services will resume July 13.

State liquor stores open
State liquor stores will be open their regular hours on July 12.

Enforcement officers on duty
WSLCB enforcement officers will carry out their normal enforcement duties on July 12.

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 $332.7 million in Fiscal Year 2009 to fund essential state and local services.


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