The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, also known as ABC Board, is a part of the state of Alabama. The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board controls alcoholic beverages through distribution, licensing, enforcement and educational services. The board promotes awareness for general public related to state and federal laws. It operates a chain of retail stores that sell liquors. The board also licenses various commercial firms, including restaurants and nightclubs for the selling of alcoholic beverages. It conducts audits, collects taxes, and disburses revenues. The board serves Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin and Lawrence counties in Alabama. It operates administration, accounts, information technology and product management departments. The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board maintains one of its locations in Montgomery, Ala.