Fee Waiver Included in Governor’s Proposed Budget

Information related to the fee waiver for ABC on-sale licensees in the Governor’s Proposed Budget.

Industry Advisory: Blueprint for a Safer Economy

Additional information to aid licensees in understanding what they can and cannot do pursuant to the current CDPH guidance.

ABC Offices Have Reopened Throughout the State

ABC offices throughout the state are open to serve the public, and to assist those with appointments or drop-off documents.

Numbered Lottery Balls

Priority License Drawings

ABC has now posted the final priority drawing results.

COVID-19 Data Related to ABC Activities

ABC data related to COVID-19 activities can be found on the California Open Data Portal. This data on ABC licensing and enforcement activities during the pandemic includes citations issued for violations of the CDPH health orders and temporary permits issued for expansion of a licensed area.

News & Updates

ABC Suspends the License of Catch a Wave by Blue Nami Restaurant in Folsom for 45 Days

On January 15, 2021, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) posted a 45-day Notice of Suspension at Catch a Wave by Blue Nami restaurant, located at 330 Palladio Parkway #2045 in Folsom. The suspension means alcohol sales at the location are prohibited immediately. The suspension remains in effect until February 28, 2021…

ABC Agents Will be out During the New Year’s Holiday Weekend to Increase Safety

The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) announced today that agents will be utilizing education and prevention programs, and enforcement where necessary in collaboration with local law enforcement, licensed establishments, and community stakeholders to help make the New Year’s holiday weekend as safe as possible…

ABC Director Helps Release New National Report on College Age Impaired Driving

ABC Director Eric Hirata joined The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) with the release of a new national report highlighting the increased risk for college-age students as it relates to alcohol and drug-impaired driving…

Governor Newsom Appoints Joseph McCullough as ABC Chief Deputy Director

Governor Gavin Newsom has announced the appointment of Joseph McCullough to the position of Chief Deputy Director of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), where he has served as Northern Division Chief since 2019. McCullough has served in several positions at ABC from 2001 to 2019, most recently…

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

Email 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 »