ABC Hearing Board

The ABC Board listens to local licensees, ground transportation companies, as well as taxi drivers who have violations the Louisville Metro ABC ordinance.  The recipient of an order to show cause or notice of violation must appear before the hearing officer on the date and time provided.



The ABC Hearing Board has the authority to:

  • Adopt rules and regulations to govern its operation and conduct its hearings
  • Determine if a violation of an ABC ordinance over which it has jurisdiction was committed
  • Subpoena alleged violations, witnesses and evidence to its hearings
  • Hear testimony
  • Make findings of fact and issue orders necessary to remedy any violation of the Metro ordinance
  • Impose civil fines

The ABC Hearing Board meets every other Tuesday

 at 1:00 pm until complete.

Old Jail Auditorium 

514 W. Liberty St

You can download a copy of the ABC Hearing Board dates click here.

Dockets

To view all available ABC Hearing Board dockets, live-stream hearings that are in session and watch recorded hearings, please visit https://louisville.legistar.com

Dockets are visible by date of hearing.

These dockets may not necessarily reflect updates if cases have been rescheduled or canceled. If you have a question about your hearing, please feel free to call and leave a message at (502) 574-2862, and someone will return your call.

Driving Directions
For driving directions to the ABC Hearing Board location, click here.

FAQS
Am I required to bring an attorney to the ABC Hearing Board ?
No. You are not required to have an attorney but you have the right to have an attorney or any witnesses with you to help you support your claim that the citation was issued in error.

How can I contact the ABC Hearing Board?
You can contact the ABC Hearing Board by calling 502-574-2862 or mailing all questions or documentation to:

ABC Hearing Board 
Attn: Administrative Staff
444 S. 5th Street, Suite 200
Louisville, KY 40202

What if I arrive late to the hearing? Will I be allowed into the boardroom?
Yes. The hearings are open to the public and you may come and go in a quiet fashion. If you arrive late and after your case has been called, your case will be moved to the end of the docket. If you fail to appear for your scheduled hearing, you forfeit your right to appeal and your penalty may be set at the maximum amount allowed.

What if I follow the appeals process and I am unsatisfied with the ABC's decision in my case?
If you feel the need to challenge the ABC Hearing Board's decision, you have the right to appeal the citation in Kentucky State ABC.

Why am I required to turn off all cell phones and pagers before entering the Hearing Room?
Cell phones, pagers, laptops, and personal data assistants (PDAs) operate on frequencies that may disrupt the Board Room audio and visual equipment, as well as the hearing.

Staff Contact: 502-574-2862