State Auditor releases review of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Services for FY 2023

The Office of the State Auditor (Office) today releases its limited review of the Department of  Alcoholic Beverage Services (DABS) for the period ended June 30, 2023. This is the second  review by the Office of the recently reorganized and renamed Department. The Office  identified ten findings and recommendations. 

State Auditor John Dougall said, “I appreciate the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Services’ continued review of past practices and focus on improving operational and regulatory activities. We noted the need to properly charge markups and fees on products sold by Type 5 Package  Agencies, those wineries, breweries, and distilleries that manufacture product in Utah. This  report also highlights the importance of improved cross-agency communication and  coordination, especially when deploying complex data systems.” 

The news release and related information may be found on the Office’s website.