Alcoholic Beverage Operator (ABO) Office

Persons employed with businesses that sell or serve alcoholic beverages in the City of Bossier City must obtain an Alcoholic Beverage Operator (ABO) Card. Persons may apply for ABO cards at the Bossier City ABO Lab Office.

The ABO Office will no longer issue temporary ABO Cards to Applicants applying to work at a Sexually Oriented Business or to Out-Of-State Applicants.

Temporary ABO Cards will be issued by the ABO Officer only.

No temporary ABO Cards will be issued after regular business hours.

Application Conditions

To apply for or renew a Bossier City ABO card, the following conditions shall be met first:
  • Applicants must provide a $56 payment when you apply.
  • Bossier City ABO cards are valid for a period of 3 years.
  • Methods of payments accepted: We accept Credit & Debit Cards (Visa or Mastercard) and Money Orders (made out to the Bossier City Police Department)

Effective October 1st, 2018

  • Bossier City Records Department will no longer accept cash as a method of payment.
  • Crash/Accident reports           $20.00 for a report over two (2) pages
  • Crash/Accident report             $5.00 for a report two (2) pages or less
  • Incident reports                        $5.00 per report
  • Background checks                 $20.00 (City wide only)
  • Housing checks                       $5.00
  • Fingerprints                              $20.00 per card
  • ABO Application/Card              $56.00

    Attention:   Reports can take up to 5-7 business days

A Bossier City ABO card is only valid in Bossier City. Cardholders who plan on working somewhere other that Bossier City must apply for an ABO card issued by that respective city.

Note: In the event an ABO card is lost, the cardholder may obtain a replacement card at a cost of $10 provided the lost card has not expired.


The ABO Office also provides fingerprinting to the public for job-related purposes and for concealed handgun permits Applicants for concealed handgun permits must present a passport photo at the time of application. The fingerprinting fee is $20 per print card.