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.


ABO office will not issue temporary ABO cards!

Applications will be submitted, subject to approval, ABO cards will be available within 24 to 48 hours of approved application.


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)
  • Applicants must meet Bossier City Ordinance: Section III - Alcoholic Beverage Handling Employee Card, Section 6-73 Qualifications of Applicant. If this Ordinance is not met the card my be denied.

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 Valid State issued identification at the time of application. The fingerprinting fee is $20 per print card.