How to stay compliant as a North Carolina bar/private club owner

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Last updated on March 19th, 2024 at 03:34 pm

We are pleased to announce that our VeriScan Enterprise solution has been authorized by the North Carolina ABC!

Automating ALE Requirements:’s VeriScan Online Enterprise Subscription automates ABC’s requirements so when the ALE comes for an inspection, you can easily access and provide them with the records they request.

VeriScan Online will ensure the following

  • Automate new member registration
  • Alphabetized membership roster
  • Alphabetized visitor log
  • Hobby automation
  • Ensure compliance and prevent fines
  • Provide efficient operations and positive staff and patron experience
  • Group members such as VIP and Banned
  • Share alert lists between clubs and other VeriScan Online Enterprise users to receive an alert such as entry of a Banned patron, arrival of VIP, etc.

Next steps

If you would like to learn more about VeriScan Online, you can sign up for a free 30 day trial here or call 888-430-8936 for a free consultation or demo.


The Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) is responsible for the enforcement of ABC Laws. They are a division of the Department of Public Safety.

As a bar owner in North Carolina, you know the importance of complying with  ALE and its unique requirements. Many of you have establishments which the ABC considers to be a private club. The North Carolina ABC rules can make ensuring compliance a time consuming and laborious process.

Some of ABC’s requirements for North Carolina

  • Membership Roster with all Members Names & Addresses in Alphabetical Order
  • Signed Membership Agreement in Alphabetical Order
  • Alphabetized Visitor Log
  • Member Hobbies

Bar owners’ challenges

You are in a challenging position. You have to ensure that you meet the above requirements while also still focusing on training employees, ensuring your customers receive a positive and timely experience and ensuring that your staff can focus on their actual responsibilities rather than tedious labor.

Currently, many bar owners are keeping paper logs and having employees file them manually and in alphabetical order at least once a week to prepare for a possible ALE visit.  While this meets compliance, it is not efficient for operations and wastes precious time that you could dedicate toward enhanced service, marketing efforts, etc.

In an ideal world, a North Carolina bar owner would like to be able to

  1. Automatically collect & store patron info and classify them as a member or guest
  2. Receive notification of when membership fees are due
  3. Have patron electronically sign membership agreement and store alphabetically for your records
  4. Print out a membership card after automatically collecting patron information
  5. Have an easily accessible and alphabetizable visitor log