ABC-227-A Instructions

Instructions and general information.

Revised 07/19

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General Information

  • Acronyms or form numbers used in these instructions:
    • B&P – Business & Professions Code
    • 227-A – Notice of Intended Transfer (Under Sections 24071.1 and 24071.2 B&P Code)
    • 211 – Application for Alcoholic Beverage License
  • ABC employees shall not prepare any Notice of Intended Transfer (“notice”) since the document affects the rights and duties between the parties.
  • If there is a defect in the notice, if there is a change in the full amount of consideration from that shown in the notice, or if you do not submit a notice with the application, ABC will not process the transfer until the 11th day after the notice is properly recorded.
  • For transfers under Sections 24073 and 24074, use Form ABC-227.
  • Record the notice in the office of the county recorder of the county or counties in which the licensed premises are situated. (Sections
    24071.1(b) and 24071.2(b) B&P Code.)

Instructions

Licensee’s name(s) (Item 1) — Enter the name of the licensed entity.

Address to which license is issued (Item 3) — Enter the address for the licensed premises.

Kind of license intended to be transferred (Item 4) — Enter the license type (e.g., Type 47) and/or a description (e.g., On-Sale General License).

Total consideration to be paid for the stock, capital or profits (Item 9) — Enter the dollar amount of the entire consideration.

Signature — One signature for the applicant is sufficient.

Miscellaneous Information

Changes requiring filing of notice and application for transfer

A. Stock ownership changes

When the ownership of 50 percent or more of the shares of stock of a corporation is acquired by or transferred to a person or persons who did not own 50 percent of those shares of stock on the date the license was issued to the corporation, the license of the corporation shall be transferred to the corporation as newly constituted. (Sections 24071.1(a) and 23405 B&P Code.)

Exception: The above does not apply to: (a) A corporation the stock of which is listed on a stock exchange in this state or in the City of New York, State of New York, (b) A bank, trust company, financial institution or title company to which a license is issued in a fiduciary capacity, or (c) A corporation which is required by law to file periodic reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

B. Limited partnership changes

When there is a new general partner or when the ownership of 50 percent or more of the capital or profits of a limited partnership is acquired by or transferred to a person or persons as general or limited partners and who did not hold ownership of 50 percent or more of the capital or profits of the limited partnership on the date the license was issued to the limited partnership, the license of the limited partnership shall be transferred to the limited partnership as newly constituted. (Sections 24071.1 and 23405.1 B&P Code.)

There are no exceptions to the above. It applies to all limited partnerships.

C. Limited liability company changes

When the ownership of 50 percent or more of the membership interests in a limited liability company is acquired by or transferred to a person or person who did not hold the ownership of 50 percent of the membership interests on the date the license was issued to the limited liability company, the license of the limited liability company shall be transferred to the limited liability company as newly constituted.

Exception: The above does not apply to a limited liability company that is required by law to file periodic reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission. (Section 23405.2(c) B&P Code.)

Investigation

Before the license is transferred, ABC will conduct an investigation. The following persons must be qualified to hold a license:

  • Any person or persons who own 10 percent or more of the shares of stock of the corporation or who own as limited partners 10 percent or more of the capital or profits of the limited partnership.
  • Any person or persons who own 10 percent or more of the membership interests of the limited liability company. (Sections 23405(d), 23405.1(c), 23405.2(b) B&P Code.)

Credit and delinquent payments

Notwithstanding any other provision of this division to the contrary, a corporation, limited partnership or limited liability company as newly constituted by transfer is not eligible for any new credit until all delinquent payments owed by the entity, as formerly constituted, are made.

A retail licensee, by transferring its license under Sections 24071.1 or 24071.2, does not avoid the provisions of Section 25509 with regard to 42-day or 30-day periods, percentage charges for unpaid balances, or cash-on-delivery basis.

(Sections 24071.1(c), 24071.2(c) and 25509 B&P Code.)

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