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2022 Priority Licenses

During the period of September 19-30, 2022, ABC offices will accept applications for priority licenses in eligible counties and Type 87 licenses in San Francisco County.

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News & Updates

ABC Asks the Public to Help Reduce DUI’s this Labor Day

The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) advises anyone of legal drinking age to help prevent DUI’s this Labor Day weekend by designating a sober driver before…

Over 300,000 Alcohol Servers Have Registered for Mandatory Training

Over 300,000 alcohol servers and their managers who work at on-sale premises licensed by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) have registered to get trained and certified under the mandatory Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) Training…

The Federal Government Reports an Increase in Traffic Deaths

The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is calling on the public to help reduce DUIs after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported an increase in traffic deaths across the country. NHTSA estimates that 9,560 people…

ABC Announces New Liquor License Authorizations

Eric Hirata, Director of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), 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…

ABC Announces On-Sale Liquor Licenses for Napa County

Eric Hirata, Director of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, announced authorization for the issuance of ten new on-sale general licenses for bona fide public eating places in Napa County as authorized in paragraph (4) of subdivision (a) of Section 23826.10 of the Business & Professions Code…

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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 »

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