ABC - 217 Instructions

Instructions and general information.

Revised 07/19

Printable Instructions

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General Information

  • Type or print clearly in black or blue ink (do not use red)
  • This form must be notarized according to the laws of the state where signed.
  • If the applicant fails to qualify for the license or withdraws the application, the application fee shall be non-refundable as specified in Section 23320 B&P.

Privacy Notice

All applicants are hereby notified that pursuant to the California Information Practices Act, Civil Code Section 1798.17, the information requested from you by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is needed for the Department to properly accomplish its duties as required by Article XX, Section 22 of the California Constitution and Section 23958 of the Business and Professions Code. The submission of this information is mandatory, and the failure to furnish it may result in the denial of the license application.

Personal and confidential information (Forms ABC-211, Application for Alcoholic Beverage License, and ABC-208-A, Individual Personal Affidavit) will be given to law enforcement agencies such as the local police department and may be made accessible to other governmental agencies as provided for in Sections 1798.24(f) and (o)of the Civil Code. In addition, the financial information you provide may be given to other governmental organizations as provided for in Section 1798.24(p) of the Civil Code.

You are entitled to inspect records maintained by the Department on you containing public and personal information and may do so by contacting the District Administrator or other department personnel at your local ABC office.

Instructions

Item 1 (Applicant’s Name) — List the name of the applicant. This must be the true party in interest. There can be no hidden owners or silent partners. If the applicant is an individual, list first name first, then middle name, then last name. For a general partnership, show the name of each individual partner. For a limited partnership, limited liability company, or a corporation, list the name of the entity.

Item 2 (License Type) – Check the box for the type of license(s) desired. There are more than 50 types of ABC licenses; only the most common retail licenses are shown.

Item 3 (Transaction Type) — Check the box for the type of transaction:

  • Original – A new license
  • Person-to-Person Transfer – A transfer of thelicense from one person or entity to another.
  • Sec. 24071 Transfer – A transfer of thelicense involving a surviving spouse or fiduciary; certain corporate or limited liability company transfers such as self-incorporation,or transfers of less than 50% ownership; ordropping a partner where no new partner is being added.
  • Sec. 24071.1 Transfer – A 50% or more change in the ownership of a corporation or limited partnership
  • Sec. 24071.2 Transfer – A 50% or more change in the ownership of a limited liabilitycompany.
  • Premises-to-Premises Transfer – A transfer from one location to another.
  • Exchange – To exchange a license from a bona fide eating place to a “public premises”(a place where no minors are allowed and no food service is required), or vice versa

Item 4 (Temporary Permit Requested) — This applies to person-to-person transfers only. A temporary permit cannot be issued for original licenses or premises-to-premises transfers. Check “yes” to request that a temporary permit be issued to the applicant. A temporary permit is good for 120 days and allows the applicant to sell alcoholic beverages during the transfer waiting period. To qualify for the permit, the premises must have been operating under a license within 30 days of filing the application for a temporary permit. The issuance of a temporary permit is at ABC’s discretion and authorized by the seller.

Item 5 (Premises Address) – Enter the street address where the license is to be issued. In rural areas without street numbers, show the location as exactly as possible. For example, E/S Hwy. 49, 150′ N. of Dry Creek Rd., Auburn. Do not list a post office box number.

Item 6 (Premises Telephone Number) – Enter the telephone number for the premises to be licensed. If there is none yet, write “none yet.”

Item 8 (Business Name) – Enter the fictitious business name you will use. For example, Joe’s Bar.

Item 9 (Business Mailing Address) — Enter the address where you wish to receive mail. This may be different from the premises address. Whenever possible, the address of the premises should be used as the mailing address.

Item 10 (Permanent Address) — Check “yes” if you want the mailing address shown in Item #9 as a permanent mailing address. Check “no” if the mailing address is only temporary.

Item 11 (ABC License Cost) – Enter the amount shown in Item #32a.

Item 12 (Subtotal) – Enter the amount shown in #32f.

Item 13 (Felony Conviction) – Check one of the boxes. The actual punishment imposed is the test of whether an offense is considered a felony or a misdemeanor. If you served your sentence in State prison, the offense is considered a felony. If you served your sentence in county jail, the offense is considered a misdemeanor. If answers are not the same for all applicants, so indicate. For example, “Yes – Joe; no – all others.” ABC may grant a license to a convicted felon who is rehabilitated.

Item 16 (Transferor’s Name) – Enter the name of the person who is transferring a license to you. If it is a general partnership, show the names of the individual partners. For a limited partnership, limited liability company, or a corporation, show the name of the entity.

Item 17 (License Number) – List the license to be transferred; for example, 48-12345.

Item 18 (Transferor’s Premises Address) – Enter the address of the business where the license is now issued.

Item 19 (Premises Under Construction) – Check “yes” if the premises is under construction or major remodeling. You must put the ABC license into use within 30 days of issuance. If your premises will not be ready by then, check “yes,” for premises under construction or major remodeling. Show the date you believe construction will be finished.

Item 20 (Franchise) – Check “yes” if you will operate under a franchise agreement (for example, 7-Eleven Food Store).

Item 21-24 (Contact Name) – List the person who ABC may call regarding your application. Also list the person’s title and contact information.

Financial Information Section

ABC conducts a complete financial investigation. This is to ensure the applicant is the true owner and there are no unqualified persons who have a financial interest in the business or license.

Item 27 (Escrow Company’s Name) – If there is any purchase price or consideration involved with the transfer of a business and/or license, the parties must open an escrow before filing an application with ABC. If there is an escrow, show the name, address and phone number of the person or company holding the escrow.

Item 33 (Investment Information) – Fill in the amount for all items that apply.

  • ABC License – List the amount you paid to the transferor (list fees paid to ABC under Item 32(g)).
  • Furniture/Fixtures – List the amount you paid,or will pay for the furniture and fixtures. This may include tables, chairs, shelving, cooking equipment, etc.
  • Inventory – List the amount you paid or will pay for the goods, property, or stock on hand.
  • Goodwill/Non-Compete Covenant – List the dollar amount you paid or will pay.
  • Leasehold Improvements – List the dollar amount you paid or will pay for this.
  • Subtotal – Enter subtotal here. This amount will usually equal the amount shown on the Recorded Notice.
  • Fees for Other Licenses, etc. – Include approximate amount that you have spent, or will spend, for Federal, State, County, or City license fees or permits, ABC license fees, and lease and utility deposits.
  • Working Capital – List the approximate dollar amount of your working capital.
  • Realty or Interest – List the amount you paid or will pay for the real property or any interest.

Item 34 (Source of Funds for Total Investment) – Show the source of all funds. Amounts should add up to item 32j. Show amounts, type (i.e., gift,promissory note, loan), payee, and terms.

Item 35 (Bank Accounts) – List all bank accounts that you will use for this business operation.

Item 36 (Signature) – One signature for the applicant will suffice. The signature must be witnessed by an ABC employee or Notary Public.

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