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MLCC Overview

Michigan Liquor Control Commission
Constitution Hall
525 W Allegan St.
Lansing, Michigan 48933
Office Phone: (517) 322-1400
Web Site: https://www.michigan.gov/lara

The MLCC, created in 1933 at the time of repeal of prohibition, is charged with the responsibility of regulating the sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages throughout the State of Michigan. This is accomplished through selective licensing and strict enforcement of the Liquor Control Code and MLCC Administrative Rules.

The MLCC is one of the largest revenue producing agencies in State government. Profits and fees are generated from beer, wine and liquor taxes, collection of licensing fees and receipt of fine and costs assessed in violation cases.

The Commission is comprised of five gubernatorial appointees who serve four year staggered terms with consent of the Michigan Senate. Two of the Commissioners are responsible for hearing violation cases. The other three are designated as Administrative Commissioners and are responsible for all licensing decisions and administration of the Commission’s business. Additionally, they serve as the Appeal Board of the Commission.

Present members of the MLCC are:

  • Patrick (Pat) Gagliardi, Chairperson
  • Dennis Olshove, Administrative Commissioner
  • Geralyn Lasher, Administrative Commissioner
  • Edward Clemente, Hearing Commissioner
  • Bradford Jacobsen, Hearing Commissioner
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