Public Health Orders Regarding Licensed Premises Closures

Governor Newsom and CDPH have issued new directives limiting the operation of specific ABC-licensed businesses.

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 August Renewals

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

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Governor Newsom has Appointed Eric Hirata as ABC Director

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the appointment of Eric Hirata as director of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, where he has been chief deputy director since 2017. Hirata began his career as an Agent in the Inglewood District Office in 1996…

ABC Posts 30-Day Suspension at Max Liquor in Los Angeles

On June 30th, 2020, The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) posted a Notice of Suspension at Max Liquor, located at 2130 Sawtelle Boulevard, Suite 111 A, in the city of Los Angles. Alcohol sales at the location are prohibited for 30 days beginning on June 30th, 2020…

ABC Will Announce New Liquor License Authorizations Next Month

The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control will be announcing the 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 next month…

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