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 located in the lobby of the Bossier City Police Department, 620 Benton Road.
The office hours are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The office is closed on Fridays.
To apply for or renew a Bossier City ABO card, the following conditions shall be met first:
- $26.00 money order payable to Bossier City Police Department when you apply.
- $30.00 processing fee (cash or money order only) upon receiving your ABO card.
- Bossier City ABO cards are valid for a period of 3 years. The total fee for a 3-year ABO card is $56.00
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.
Click here to view Bossier City’s ABO ordinance.
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 $20.00 per print card.
Please note: The ABO Office is no longer issuing temporary ABO cards to out of state residents who are applying to work at sexually oriented businesses.