Control State Codes

The Control State Code (CSC) is a unique code that identifies alcoholic beverage BRANDS and SIZES sold in the Control States. In addition to the unique code, each product has prefix to identify its class and a 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, Iowa, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Wyoming.

States that DO NOT use the Control State Coding System:  Alabama, Michigan, Maryland, Montgomery Co., New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Currently, these states do not use the Control State Coding System, but instead they use their own coding structure and, therefore, do not require a CSC number. 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.