ABC-215 Instructions

Event Permit/ Event Authorization Information.

Revised 07/19

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Who May Obtain an Event Permit (Type 77)

Any licensee holding a beer manufacturer license (Type 01 or 23), an on-sale beer and wine (Type 41 or 42), on-sale general (Type 47, 48 or 57), on-sale general wine, food and art culture museum (Type 78), a neighborhood restricted special on-sale general (Type 87), or a special on-sale general for historic cemetery (Type 88) license may apply for an event permit.

An event permit carries with it an annual fee and authorizes the licensee to apply for event authorizations. An event authorization is what permits the licensee to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on property adjacent to their licensed premises. Event authorizations are limited to no more than four total days each calendar year. Further information relative to event authorizations is located below.

How to Apply

Submit a completed Additional License/Permit Application (Form ABC-239) to your nearest ABC office. Each licensee may apply for only one event permit per licensed location. The annual fee for an event permit is located in Section 23320 of the Business and Professions Code. You may also contact your local ABC office for fee information and assistance with completing Form ABC-239.

If the investigations of your application for an event permit results in approval, you may expect issuance of the permit from ABC Headquarters in Sacramento.

Event Authorization

To use your event permit you must obtain authorization from ABC for each event. Submit a completed Event Authorization Application (Form ABC-215) to your nearest ABC office at least 3 days before the event, but no more than 30 days before the event. Applications that are submitted outside of this timeframe may not be processed. In addition to Form ABC-215, you must also submit a Supplemental Diagram (Form ABC-253) which clearly identifies where the event is being held.

The fee for an event authorization is separate from the annual event permit fee and is dependent on the estimated attendance size of the event. This fee is collected for each day of the event that alcohol is being sold. The fee schedule for event authorizations is as follows:

•One hundred dollars ($100) when anticipated daily attendance is less than one thousand.
•Three hundred twenty five dollars ($325) when anticipated daily attendance is at least one thousand but lessthan five thousand.
•One thousand dollars ($1,000) when anticipated daily attendance is five thousand or more.

When the same event is two or more consecutive days, submit a single Form ABC-215. For dates that are not consecutive, please submit a separate Form ABC-215 for each date. As stated above, please note there is a limit of four days per calendar year in which a licensee may utilize an event authorization. Payment for the event authorization must be included with your Form ABC-215.

Fees for single day events are non-refundable. For consecutive day events, the fees for the first day are non-refundable. Fees for subsequent days may be refunded if the event is canceled. To request a refund, you must submit a written request to the Department explaining why the fees should be refunded.

Location of Events

An event authorization allows licensees with an event permit to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on property adjacent to the licensed premises. The property must be secured and controlled by the licensee and not visible to the general public (Not applicable to a beer manufacturer event authorization). An event authorization shall not be issued for use at the premises for more than 4 days in a calendar year.

Other Legal Requirements

At all approved events, you may exercise only those privileges authorized by your license. You must comply with all provisions of the ABC Act. Any violation may be grounds for the suspension or revocation of your license or permit, or both, as though the violation occurred on your licensed premises.

Contact

For additional information,
contact your local ABC District Office.

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Bakersfield

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4800 Stockdale Highway., Suite 213
Bakersfield CA, 93309

Phone:
(661) 395-2731
Fax:
(661) 322-5929
Email:
Bakersfield@abc.ca.gov

Eureka

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1105 Sixth St., Suite C
Eureka CA, 95501

Phone:
(707) 445-7229
Fax:
(707) 445-6643
Email:
Eureka@abc.ca.gov

Fresno

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1330 B East Shaw Ave.
Fresno CA, 93710-7902

Phone:
(559) 225-6334
Fax:
(559) 225-8740
Email:
Fresno@abc.ca.gov

LA/Metro

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888 S Figueroa Street, Suite 320
Los Angeles CA, 90017

Phone:
(213) 833-6043
Fax:
(213) 833-6058
Email:
LAMetro@abc.ca.gov

LB/Lakewood

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3950 Paramount Blvd., Suite 250
Lakewood CA, 90712

Phone:
(562) 982-1337
Fax:
(562) 982-1396
Email:
LongBeach/Lakewood@abc.ca.gov

Monrovia

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222 E. Huntington Dr., Suite 114
Monrovia CA, 91016

Phone:
(626) 256-3241
Fax:
(626) 357-4173
Email:
Monrovia@abc.ca.gov

Oakland

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1515 Clay Street, Ste 2208
Oakland CA , 94612

Phone:
(510) 622-4970
Fax:
(510) 622-4990
Email:
Oakland@abc.ca.gov

Palm Desert

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34-160 Gateway Dr., Suite 120
Palm Desert CA, 92211

Phone:
(760) 324-2027
Fax:
(760) 324-2632
Email:
PalmDesert@abc.ca.gov

Redding

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1900 Churn Creek Rd., Suite 215
Redding CA, 96002

Phone:
(530) 224-4830
Fax:
(530) 224-9338
Email:
Redding@abc.ca.gov

Riverside

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3737 Main Street, Suite 900
Riverside CA, 92501

Phone:
(951) 782-4400
Fax:
(951) 781-0531
Email:
Riverside@abc.ca.gov

Sacramento

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2400 Del Paso Road, Suite 155
Sacramento CA, 95834

Phone:
(916) 419-1319
Fax:
(916) 419-3994
Email:
Sacramento@abc.ca.gov

Salinas

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1137 Westridge Parkway
Salinas CA, 93907

Phone:
(831) 755-1990
Fax:
(831) 755-1997
Email:
Salinas@abc.ca.gov

San Diego

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1350 Front St., Room 5056
San Diego CA, 92101

Phone:
(619) 525- 4064
Fax:
(619) 231-1171
Email:
SanDiego@abc.ca.gov

San Francisco

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33 New Montgomery St., Suite 1230
San Francisco CA, 94105

Phone:
(415) 356-6500
Fax:
(415) 356-6599
Email:
SanFrancisco@abc.ca.gov

San Jose

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100 Paseo de San Antonio, Room 119
San Jose CA, 95113

Phone:
(408) 277-1200
Fax:
(408) 917-9421
Email:
SanJose@abc.ca.gov

San Luis Obispo

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3220 S. Higuera St., Suite 233
San Luis Obispo CA, 93401

Phone:
(805) 543-7183
Fax:
(805) 543-3814
Email:
SanLuisObispo@abc.ca.gov

San Marcos

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570 Rancheros Drive, Suite 240
San Marcos CA, 92069

Phone:
(760) 471-4237
Fax:
(760) 471-6142
Email:
SanMarcos@abc.ca.gov

Santa Ana

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2 MacAurthur Place, Suite 200
Santa Ana CA, 92707

Phone:
(657) 205-3533
Fax:
(657) 205-3520
Email:
SantaAna@abc.ca.gov

Santa Rosa

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50 D Street, Room 130
Santa Rosa CA, 95404

Phone:
(707) 576-2165
Fax:
(707)527-9537
Email:
SantaRosa@abc.ca.gov

Stockton

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31 E. Channel St., Room 168
Stockton CA, 95202

Phone:
(209) 948-7739
Fax:
(209) 546-7853
Email:
Stockton@abc.ca.gov

Van Nuys

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6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Room 220
Van Nuys CA, 91401

Phone:
(818) 901-5017
Fax:
(818) 785-3761
Email:
VanNuys@abc.ca.gov

Ventura

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1000 South Hill Road, Suite 310
Ventura CA, 93003

Phone:
(805) 289-0100
Fax:
(805) 289-0110
Email:
Ventura@abc.ca.gov