Frequently Asked Questions About Licensee Administrative Actions

What is an administrative citation?
Citation is a legal notice issued by the Assistant Attorney General after reviewing the alleged violation advising the Licensee of a liquor violation and the penalty for committing the violation. To prevent further administrative action, the suspension, if any, must be served and the administrative fine must be paid.

What is a Summary Order?
Summary Order is a legal notice signed by the Director of the ABC that advises the Licensee of a tax or liquor violation and the penalty for committing the violation. To prevent further administrative action, the violation must be resolved, the suspension, if any, must be served and the administrative fine, if any, must be paid.

Do I need to be represented by an attorney?
This is your decision. You may represent yourself or you may be represented by an attorney.

Where can I make my administrative fine payment?
You may make your payment either by mail or in person.

You may send payment to the following address:

Kansas Department of Revenue
Alcoholic Beverage Control
Licensee Administrative Actions
915 SW Harrison Street
Topeka, KS 66625-3512

You may bring payment in person to the following address:

Kansas Department of Revenue
Taxpayer Assistance Center
915 SW Harrison Street
Room 150
Topeka, KS
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Who is responsible for determining suspension and administrative fines?
The Director of the ABC.

How does the Director determine suspensions and administrative fines
The administrative fines and suspensions are determined by the number and seriousness of the offenses committed and the dates of the suspensions are determined by the Director. The Director may deviate from the established guidelines when mitigating or aggravating circumstances exist.

How long do I have to pay the administrative fine?
You must make payment within 15 days from the date the Citation or the Summary Order was received.

If I pay the administrative fine within 15 days, what happens then?
Once you have remitted payment within 15 days, no further action will be taken.

What will happen if I do not pay the administrative fine within 15 days?
You will be placed on an Indefinite Suspension and will not be allowed to make any purchases or sales of alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverages until either the administrative fine has been paid or the suspension, if any, has been served. The beginning date and time of your Indefinite Suspension is listed in the Summary Order.

Can I request a hearing with the Director of the ABC?
Yes. You may request a hearing with the Director; however, it must be in writing. The request must be filed within 15 days after the service of the Citation or the Summary Order and it must state the reason for the hearing.

When I request a hearing with the Director of the ABC, where do I send it?
Send your request for hearing to the following address:

Kansas Department of Revenue
Alcoholic Beverage Control Division
Licensee Administrative Actions
915 SW Harrison St.
Topeka, KS 66625-3512

What happens if I am not able to make my hearing date?
You may contact the Director of the ABC to discuss the situation at which time the Director will make a decision as to whether a continuance will be granted. If the Director does not grant your continuance and you are not able to make the hearing, the hearing will be held without your presence.

What happens if I do not appear at my hearing?
The hearing will be held without your presence and a Default Order will be issued.

Can I appeal the decision of the Director of the ABC?
Yes. You may petition the Secretary of Revenue for reconsideration of the Director's decision. The petition must be filed within 15 days after the service of the Initial/Final Order and it must state the reason for the review.

When I appeal the decision of the Director of the ABC, where do I send it?
Send your appeal to the following address:

Kansas Department of Revenue
Administrative Appeals
915 S.W. Harrison St.
Topeka, KS 66612

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