Updated Fees and Program Improvements

ABC is modernizing and right-sizing the department through a multi-year plan to provide a higher level of service to its stakeholders.

2020 ABC-OTS Grants for Local Law Enforcement

Beginning October 1, 2019, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, anticipates awarding grants up to $20,000 to local law enforcement agencies to utilize the Minor Decoy Program, Shoulder Tap Program, and IMPACT Program.

News & Updates

ABC Cracks Down on Illegal Alcohol Sales

ABC Cracks Down on Illegal Alcohol SalesReseda Complaint Leads to Enforcement at Problem Location (Reseda - Los Angeles) – The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has shut down a Reseda location that was illegally selling alcoholic...

ABC Announces New Liquor License Authorizations

ABC Announces New Liquor License Authorizations Sacramento – Jacob Appelsmith, Director of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, announced authorization for the issuance of new on-sale general and off-sale general licenses and authorization for the...

ABC Announces On-Sale Liquor Licenses For Napa County

ABC Announces On-Sale Liquor Licenses For Napa County Sacramento – Jacob Appelsmith, Director of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, announced authorization for the issuance of five (5) new on-sale general licenses for bona fide public eating...

Helping Communities and Assisting Businesses

The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control provides the highest level of service and public safety to the people of the State through licensing, education, and enforcement.

California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

3927 Lennane Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834

E-mail us at headquarters@abc.ca.gov.
Call (916) 419-2500

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About Us

The Department’s workload is divided into three elements: administration, licensing, and compliance. The Department’s Headquarters in Sacramento consists of the Director’s office and other offices performing licensing, fiscal management, legal, trade practices, training, and personnel / labor relations and other administrative support functions for the Department. Read more »