Credit Information for All New Jersey Alcoholic Beverage Retailers

Under New Jersey law, wholesalers of alcoholic beverages are permitted to extend credit to retailers for a maximum of 30 days from the date of delivery. The New Jersey Alcohol Beverage Control regulations, at N.J.A.C. 13:2-24.4 "Regulation of Wholesaler Credit", specifies the consequences if a retailer does not pay an invoice within 30 days from the date of delivery. Briefly, if an invoice is not paid within the allotted time the retailer will be placed on state mandated COD and no wholesaler will be allowed to deliver products other than on a cash basis until the invoice has been paid in full. The wholesaler’s responsibility is to deliver a Notice of Delinquency to the retailer and cross notify all other wholesalers of the COD status of the retailer.

Credit Compliance Corporation assists New Jersey licensed wholesalers in complying with the New Jersey credit regulation by:

  1. Sending the Notice of Delinquency to the retailer and cross-notifying all wholesalers of alcoholic beverages of the COD status of the retailer
  2. Notifying all wholesalers that the state mandated COD status has been removed after the invoice has been paid.

The Notice of Delinquency is sent as an email message to the email address(es) on file to recieve the notices.  These email addresses are updated in three ways:
  1. Annually the New Jersey Division of Alcohol Beverage Control provides Credit Compliance Corporation with the list of the current email address on file for each license in the state.
  2. Every notice that is sent to a retailer contains a link to allow the retailer to designate an alternate email address to receive the notices.
  3. A retailer can give an alternate email address to any wholesaler from whom they buy product, and the wholesaler will forward it to Credit Compliance Corporation.

If the email cannot be delivered to a retailer, a second attempt will be made the next day to deliver it.  If it still cannot be delivered then a paper notice will be printed and sent via US Postal Service.

Retailers are placed on COD immediately when wholesalers notify Credit Compliance Corporaton that an invoice has not been paid on time.  It is important for retailers to maintain a valid email address with Credit Compliance Corporation to insure prompt delivery of notices rather than receiving them several days after the fact by regular mail.

Wholesalers are responsible for placing retailers on COD when an invoice has not been paid and removing them from COD when the invoice has been paid in full.  Credit Compliance Corporation is only responsible for delivering the notice.  Every notice contains complete information about the invoice(s) that have not been paid and contact information for the wholesaler.  If there are any questions concerning the invoice, the retailer should contact the wholesaler directly. Credit Compliance Corporation cannot help you to resolve a dispute and cannot remove you from COD status.  If you cannot resolve a payment issue with the wholesaler, follow the dispute procedures in New Jersey Alcohol Beverage Control Regulation at N.J.A.C. 13:2-24.4.

To facilitate delivery, please add to your address book and inform your email provider to "white list" this email address so that notice emails will not be caught in a spam filter.

Click on any on these resources for more information:
New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control
ABC Handbook
Instructions to white list with major email providers

I will be happy to answer any questions presented. Please feel free to email me at with your questions, be sure to include your license number in your correspondence.

Michael I. Halfacre, Esq.
Credit Compliance Corporation
941 Whitehorse Avenue, Suite 17
Trenton, NJ 08610-1241