Industry Advisory: Blueprint for a Safer Economy

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

COVID-19 Temporary Catering Authorization Application

ABC announces new relief for on-sale dining establishments in counties where stay at home orders have been lifted.

Temporary Fee Relief Extension for September Renewals

ABC announces 30-day extension on annual license renewal fees and late renewal penalty fees.

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2020 Priority Licenses

During the period of September 14–25, 2020, ABC offices will accept applications for priority licenses in eligible counties and Type 87 licenses in San Francisco County.

News & Updates

Go Safely California: September is Pedestrian Safety Month

September is Pedestrian Safety Month and the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is working with local law enforcement agencies across the state to promote safe behaviors that allow drivers and those on foot to get where they need to go safely…

ABC Agents Will be out Labor Day Weekend

ABC Agents will visit ABC licensed businesses, to check on compliance with current health orders, and to reduce alcohol service to obviously intoxicated patrons and persons under 21 years old…

ABC Announces Upcoming Local Law Enforcement Minor Decoy and Shoulder Tap Grants

Beginning October 1, 2020, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), sponsored by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), anticipates awarding grants up to $20,000 to local law enforcement agencies to utilize the Minor Decoy Program, Shoulder Tap Program and IMPACT Program…

California Grants Portal

Home News Releases California Grants Portal California Grants Portal is managed and hosted by the California State Library. Sacramento - The Grant Information Act of 2018 (Stats. 2018, Ch. 318) required the State Library to build one website...

ABC Announces New Liquor License Authorizations

Eric Hirata, 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 intercounty transfer of on-sale general and off-sale general licenses…

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.

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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 »