March 16, 2020
All the important updates you need to know as a Contract Liquor Agency.  
Ohio Liquor has worked to create the following process to help ease the burden on wholesale Agencies that may be experiencing a large volume of returned product.

All wholesale Agencies should begin immediately following the below process when handling wholesale or F2 permit holder returns. The Division of Liquor Control will process the refunds to the wholesale account/F2 permit holder, and payments will be made by JobsOhio Beverage System as soon as possible. DO NOT provide a refund to the wholesale account/F2 permit holder directly.

  • Provide this form to the wholesale account/F2 permit holder to complete. This form will also be available on OHLQ.com, Ops.OHLQ.com, and com.ohio.gov/liqr. This form includes the following fields that must be completed:
  • Agency name
  • Agency number
  • Permit holder DBA
  • Permit number
  • Permit holder point of contact
  • Permit holder POC phone number
  • Permit holder email
  • Returned item information
  • Brand name
  • Brand code
  • Size
  • Quantity
  • Note: large quantities may be completed in an excel spreadsheet and attached to the form.
  • Refund preference
  • Check (Wholesale account/F2 permit holder must include an address to mail the refund)
  • ACH (The Division of Liquor Control will contact the wholesale account/F2 permit holder to collect the required information)
  • Once the form is complete, the Agency must validate that the returned items are saleable and match the provided list.
  • Once validated, the Agency and wholesale account/F2 permit holder will sign and date the form.
  • The Agency will then scan or take a photo of the form and email it to the Liquor Enterprise Service Center.

Agencies should restock their retail shelves with any returned wholesale products as they are received.

As Ohio Liquor communicated to wholesale Agencies yesterday, returns of unopened high proof liquor products purchased within the past 30 days as a way to provide economic assistance to bar and restaurant owners during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

This courtesy also extends to those who may have obtained a temporary permit (F2) for an event, scheduled between March 12, 2020 and April 6, 2020, and that event is now cancelled. Additional consideration will be given closer to April 6, 2020 if needed.



Contact the Liquor Enterprise Service Center at 877-812-0013 or OhioLiquorInfo@com.ohio.gov .
Ohio Grocers Association
1335 Dublin Road, Suite 207B
Columbus, OH 43215