The Control State Code (CSC) is a unique six-digit number identifying alcoholic beverage BRANDS and SIZES sold in the Control States. Distilled spirits and fortified wines are assigned a six-digit code that always begins with a zero, while six-digit codes for all other wines begin with varying numbers that are determined by type. In addition to the unique six-digit code, each product has a three-digit prefix to identify its class and a two-digit suffix to identify its size. The established structures are used to code the beverage alcohol products.
The Control State Coding System was implemented to provide the following benefits:
- Centralized and reduced inventories
- Shorter order lead times
- More efficient, cost-effective warehousing
- More accurate sales and depletion data
Not all of the Control States utilize the Control State Coding System. Here is a list of states that currently DO use the Control State Coding System:
Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming
Here are the states that are NOT using the Control State Coding System, but instead are using their own coding structure and, therefore, do not require a CSC number:
Alabama, Michigan, Maryland’s Montgomery County, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, West Virginia.
*Note: You do not have to be a NABCA member to purchase Control State Codes. The benefit of being a member is that you will receive the codes for free; non-members pay $72 per Control State Code.
The online CSC form is for MEMBERS only. Members please login to fill out and submit the CSC Application through the NABCA website.
- Control State Code Application (PDF)
- Control State Code Application (Word)
- Control State Code (CSC) Specification Manual
If submitting for Alabama, Idaho, Maine or Montana, please click here.
If submitting for any other control state, please use one of these forms.