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Control State FAQ’S for Mandated Accounts


What is a control state?

According to the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association, there are seventeen states as well as some jurisdictions in Alaska, Maryland, Minnesota, and South Dakota that have adopted forms of the “Control” model. In these jurisdictions, the sale of distilled spirits, and in some cases, wine and beer is controlled by government agencies at the wholesale level. 

Can I use Provi to order all of my alcohol products?

For most bars and restaurants that are located in control states, Provi can be a beer and wine ordering solution while orders for distilled spirits should continue to be placed through the state.

There are some jurisdictions that also control the sale of beer and wine, and in these instances, those products will need to continue to be ordered through the state as well.

How will being in a control state affect the approved product list in my Provi account?

If your organization is onboarded to Provi with a mandated beverage program, the product lists for control state locations will be adapted to only show the products that you are able to order through Provi. The list in your Provi account will not show distilled spirits or other items that you should continue ordering through the state.

How do I know if I am located in a control state?

Please see the list of control states below.

  • Alabama
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Montana 
  • Maryland (Montgomery County)
  • Hew Hampshire
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

For additional questions, please contact implementations@provi.com.