Updated Fees and Program Improvements

ABC is modernizing and right-sizing the department through a multi-year plan to provide a higher level of service to its stakeholders.

2020 ABC-OTS Grants for Local Law Enforcement

Beginning October 1, 2019, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, anticipates awarding grants up to $20,000 to local law enforcement agencies to utilize the Minor Decoy Program, Shoulder Tap Program, and IMPACT Program.

News & Updates

Let’s Keep California Teen Drivers Safe Behind the Wheel

Let’s Keep California Teen Drivers Safe Behind the Wheel National Teen Driver Safety Week is Oct. 20-26 This week, October 20-26 is National Teen Driver Safety Week and it is a great time for California teenagers and parents to talk to one another about...

RBS Notice – New Open 15 Day Comment Period

Regulatory Action for The Responsible Beverage Service Training Program Act of 2017 Date: October 18, 2019 OAL Notice File Number: Z-2019-0730-06 Notice of Modification to Text of Proposed Regulations Pursuant to the requirements of Government Code section...

Public Safety Power Shutoffs Update

The ABC Santa Rosa Office has reopened today, Friday, October 11. All ABC Offices are open to serve the public. High winds and high fire danger have affected many California Communities. As a courtesy, we are providing information from PG&E, Southern California Edison and San Diego […]

Public Safety Power Shutoffs Update

The ABC Eureka Office has reopened today, Thursday, October 10. However, the ABC Santa Rosa office remains closed for the day because of the PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs. For more information on the Public Safety Power Shutoffs […]

Public Safety Power Shutoffs Update

The ABC Santa Rosa and Eureka offices are without power today, Wednesday, October 9 and will be closed for the day because of the PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs. High winds and high fire danger are forecast through Thursday, October 10 in Northern and Central California […]

ABC Posts Revocation at A & A Liquor Store in Los Angeles

On October 3, 2019, The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) posted a Notice of Revocation at A & A Liquor, located at 6200 West Manchester Avenue in Los Angeles. Alcohol sales at the location are prohibited effective immediately […]

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

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

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About Us

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 »