ABC announces 30-day extension on annual license renewal fees and late renewal penalty fees.
ABC announces new relief for on-sale dining establishments in counties where stay at home orders have been lifted.
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California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Agents Will be Out the 4th of July Weekend to Increase Public Safety
The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) today announced it will have agents out ensuring public safety through enforcement of alcoholic beverage laws on the 4th of July weekend…
California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Director Jacob Appelsmith has announced that the department has budgeted $3 million this year for a grant program to help ABC and 50 local law enforcement agencies reduce alcohol-related harm in California…
Today, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, in partnership with the California SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), issued a statewide call to action in combating the deadliest season for young people — the summer months…
The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has announced that bars, wineries, distilleries, and breweries that do not have their own kitchens but that partner with meal providers will be able to sell alcoholic beverages to-go, as long as they are in a sealed container and in conjunction with a meal…
Alcoholic Beverage Control Agents Will be Working to Increase Public Safety During Memorial Day Weekend
The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) today announced it will have agents out ensuring public safety through enforcement of alcoholic beverage laws on Memorial Day weekend. ABC agents will visit ABC licensed businesses to make sure licensees are checking identifications to prevent underage drinking, and that people are staying safe during this COVID-19 pandemic…
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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.
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 »