Description of Practice

We rely on licensees to voluntarily comply with Vermont’s Regulatory and Statutory requirements. In light of this, unannounced, random inspections are conducted on a daily basis throughout the state to insure such compliance on the part of licensees and their employees. When doing an unannounced inspection, Investigators look for potential underage customers, customers that are displaying obvious signs of intoxication, employees that may be under the influence or for any violations of the numerous rules and regulations. Additionally, Investigators check invoices to insure that licensees are purchasing their malt and vinous products from Vermont wholesale dealers or their spirituous liquors from the Liquor Control Board. They also check education records to insure that everyone involved in the preparation, sale or service of alcohol or the enforcement of the rules and regulations are current with their mandatory training requirements.


Name: William J. Goggins, Chief 
Agency: Education, Licensing & Enforcement Divisions / Vermont Department of Liquor Control 
Address: 13 Green Mountain Drive / Montpelier, VT 05602, Montpelier, VT 05602 
Tele: 802-828-2339