Temporary Fee Relief Extension For July Renewals

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

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.

On-Premises Meal Requirements Modification

CDPH has removed the requirement that alcoholic beverages be served only in conjunction with meals at thousands of ABC licensed premises.

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News & Updates

ABC and SADD Warn about the Deadliest Season for Young People

Today, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, in partnership with the California SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), issued a statewide call to action in combating the deadliest season for young people — the summer months…

Alcoholic Beverage Control Agents Will be Working to Increase Public Safety During Memorial Day Weekend

The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) today announced it will have agents out ensuring public safety through enforcement of alcoholic beverage laws on Memorial Day weekend. ABC agents will visit ABC licensed businesses to make sure licensees are checking identifications to prevent underage drinking, and that people are staying safe during this COVID-19 pandemic…

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

Email us at headquarters@abc.ca.gov.
Call (916) 419-2500

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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 »