Required Signs - State Liquor Licensed Establishments
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When a student takes their MAST Training course to receive their Washington State Alcohol Server Permit they are educated about the "Required Signage" for liquor licensed establishments. Based on the license type, liquor licensed establishments are required to post a number of signs at their business. WSLCB enforcement officers and local law enforcement will look for these signs when visiting your business to ensure you are complying with liquor and tobacco laws. Licensing fees cover the cost of these signs so they are free to the establishment whenever they need new signs.
To order signs for your business you must contact the WSLCB Enforcement Office Customer Service:
Some of the Washington State "Required Signs" are listed below. You may also view the signage page on the
Washington State Liquor Cannabis Board (WSLCB) web site.
Washington State "Required Signs"
|Tobacco Warning Sign|
The TOBACCO WARNING SIGN on all cigarette vending machines and at each location (check stand or cash register area) where tobacco products are sold.
|Minor Posting Signs|
MINOR POSTING SIGNS at the entrance to each tavern and/or cocktail lounge.
FIREARMS PROHIBITED sign in each tavern and cocktail lounge.
|Fetal Alcohol Syndrome|
FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME (FAS) warning sign in womens restroom and clearly visible at the entrance to stores, restaurants, taverns and lounge/bar areas.
The following sign is NOT REQUIRED but many establishments have it posted:
|IT'S THE LAW|
A sign detailing the law regarding
You may also be interested in "Year to Date" signs
These signs help liquor licensed businesses determine if a customer is of legal age to purchase alcohol or tobacco.
Click on a link below to view the sample "Year to Date" signs