Frequently Asked Questions
These are ABC's most frequently asked questions about:
Q. 122. What records are retail licensees required
- On-sale and off-sale general licensees must keep the original bills
and invoices of distilled spirits purchased.
- Off-sale licensees must keep records on all deliveries made away from
the premises. (Section 23334 and Rule 17)
Q. 123. Are retail licensees required to give
sales invoices with liquor sold?
A. If the customer takes delivery at the licensed premises, it
is not necessary. If an order is received for the delivery to the consumer's
home, the delivery must be accompanied with a dated and numbered invoice
showing the quantity, brand, proof and price of the alcoholic beverages,
and the name and address of the consumer purchaser. The invoice must have
printed or stamped on it the name and address of the off-sale licensee.
Q. 124. Are licensees, other than retailers,
required to keep records for departmental review?
A. Generally, yes. Licensees who manufacture, import, sell or
distribute alcoholic beverages must keep records at the licensed premises
for a period of three years. (Section 25752 and Rule 17).