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Survey for Alcohol Compliance

The Survey for Alcohol Compliance (SAC) is a program conducted by the Indiana State Excise Police (ISEP) to evaluate and reduce the availability of alcoholic beverages to persons under 21-years of age.  SAC inspections are conducted by ISEP officers accompanied by 18- to 20-year-old youths who attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages at licensed retail establishments.  As part of the program, the agency has contracted with the Indiana Prevention Resource Center at Indiana University to recruit and hire the youths who assist our officers with the inspections.


An important objective of the program is to conduct at least one compliance check annually at each retail alcoholic beverage permit location. Businesses that fail a compliance check may have administrative charges referred to the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission Prosecutor against their alcoholic beverage permit. SAC inspection results are tracked by the agency and those results are made available by way of annual reports.  The links below include recent years’ pass/fail results by county, by business name, and permit type.


Inquiries regarding the SAC program’s implementation and results should be directed to ATC Communications Director Lindsay Devlin.


SAC Enforcement Data

Pursuant to IC 7.1-2-3-4.6 effective July 1, 2019 the commission will provide quarterly reports on SAC violations by permittees.

Quarterly SAC Violation Reports


The annual SAC by County reports below provide pass/fail result totals for all Indiana counties. The statewide failure rate is shown at the top of the report, with the total number of completed checks listed at the conclusion of the report.

2018 SAC by County     2017 SAC by County     2016 SAC by County     2015 SAC by County     2014 SAC by County


The SAC Business Listing reports provide identifying data for locations checked in an Excel-compatible format.   

2018 SAC w Busn Info     2017 SAC w Busn Info     2016 SAC w Busn Info     2015 SAC w Busn Info     2014 SAC w Busn Info


The SAC by Permit Type reports break down pass/fail results by the type of alcoholic beverage permit checked.

 2018 SAC by Permit Type    2017 SAC by Permit Type     2016 SAC by Permit Type     2015 SAC by Permit Type     2014 SAC by Permit Type