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
States that DO use the Control State Coding System
  • Idaho
  • Utah
  • Iowa
  • Vermont
  • Maine
  • Virginia
  • Mississippi
  • Wyoming
  • Montana
States that DO NOT use the Control State Coding System 

Here are the states that are do not use the Control State Coding System, but instead they use their own coding structure and, therefore, do not require a CSC number. 


  • Alabama
  • Ohio
  • Michigan
  • Oregon
  • Maryland's Montgomery Co.
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Hampshire
  • West Virginia
  • North Carolina


If you need more information, please contact us.

*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 code.

New! Online Control State Code Application    

Now, members and non-members are able to complete an online application to receive control state codes. 

Members must log in to complete the application.  If you do not have a username and password, please contact us at If you are not a member, you can complete the online application, however, you will need additional information before you submit your form.

If you have any questions or experience any issues, please contact CSC Help at Please review the Control State Code (CSC) Specification Manual (updated 12/21) for more details.

Click here to complete the online control state code application.


Don't have an account?  Click here to request an account