Information related to the fee waiver for ABC on-sale licensees in the Governor’s Proposed Budget.
The information provided in this advisory relates to licensees serving the public.
COMPLAINT FORMS AND PROCESS
File a complaint against a business, department employee, or bilingual service.
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
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…
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 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 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…
The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has announced it will administer a grant for the Recording Artists Against Drunk Driving (RADD) in the effort to reduce impaired driving tragedies. The grant will boost community outreach efforts by RADD to increase safety on California roads and highways…
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.
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 »