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ABC’s Online Services

Create a License Administrator account to manage your license online. ABC is mailing validation codes in phases for licensees to register for an account.

LEAD Training for Off-Sale Licensees

This training is specifically designed for members of the alcoholic beverage industry who work in off-sale locations, such as stores who sell alcohol to patrons for off-site consumption.

News & Updates

ABC Announces National Teen Driver Safety Week

The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), in partnership with the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), reminds all young drivers to focus on the road to help increase safety…

San Diego Liquor Store Suspended for Underage Alcohol Sales

The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has issued a 45-day suspension of Beverage House Liquor, located at 1370 East Vista Way, in the city of Vista, after an investigation found the business sold alcohol twice to a 20-year-old minor on March 22, 2022…

Governor Newsom Appoints Joe McCullough as ABC Director

Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of Joseph McCullough as director of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) on September 27, 2023. McCullough began his career as an agent in ABC’s San Francisco District Office and has…

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

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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 »