ABC-231 Instructions (Rev. 04/99)

INSTRUCTIONS AND GENERAL INFORMATION

General Information

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B&P  – Business & Professions Code

CCR –  California Code of Regulations

211 – A – Transfer Request

Form ABC-231 is used to cancel a license (Section 2); surrender a license for up to one year under Rule 65(Section 3); surrender license privileges for an authorized special event (Section 4); or to request the return of a surrendered license (Section 5).

If you want to surrender your license so that a transferee may apply for a temporary permit, you should sign Form 211-A, not Form ABC-231.One signature for the licensee is sufficient on Form ABC-231 (i.e., all partners do not need to sign).

Instructions

The following chart shows what sections of the form to complete for the action desired:

 

Section 1 – License Information.

Licensee’s Name(s) (Item 1) – Enter the name(s) of the licensee. For a limited partnership, limited liability company, or a corporation, the name of the entity.

District Office (Item 4) – Enter the name of the ABC office having jurisdiction over the licensed premises.

License Attached (Item 6) – Attach license oncancellations (Section 2) and Rule 65 surrenders (Section3) only.

Mailing address (Item 7) – Enter the mailing address where you wish to receive mail. May be different from the premises address. Business and mailing addresses are public information and are available to the public. Please consider this, especially when listing a mailing address.

It is important that you report any change in mailing address to ABC so that you may receive your license renewal notice or other correspondence from ABC.

Section 2 – Cancellation.

Complete this section if you want to permanently cancel your license. A canceled license cannot be reactivated or reinstated.

Section 3 – Surrender, Rule 65.

Complete this section if you are closing your licensed business for over15 calendar days and intend to transfer or reactive the license at a later date. You must surrender your license to ABC within 15 days after closing. ABC may seize your license certificate(s) if you do not surrender your license as required, and ABC may proceed to revoke the license.(Rule 65, CCR)

Section 4 – Surrender of Privileges for Special Event.

Complete this section if you are requesting that your license privileges be surrendered for a special event (e.g., wine tasting, etc.). Contact your ABC District Office for information on other requirements (e.g.,one-day license, catering authorization, diagram, etc.).

Section 5 – Request for Return of Surrendered License.

Complete this section to request return of a surrendered license. ABC may return a surrendered license upon your request made at least 10 days in advance. An inspection by ABC may be required.(Rule 65(c), CCR.)

Miscellaneous Information

Failure to Transfer or Reactivate License

A license surrendered under Rule 65 will be revoked if you do not transfer it to another person or for use at another premises, or reactivate it within one year from the date of surrender. Exceptions: (1) Pending application to transfer the license; (2) Pending litigation (other than disciplinary action by ABC); (3) Premises destroyed due to circumstances beyond your control (e.g., fire, flood, or other natural catastrophe, or as part of an urban renewal program) and you make a good faith effort to reconstruct the premises; or (4) Undue hardship. Contact your ABC District Office for further advice on these exceptions.(Rule 65(d), CCR.)

Physical or Character Changes in Premises

After issuance or transfer of a license, you may not make substantial physical changes in your premises or change the usage of your premises without the prior written consent of ABC. (Rule 64.2(b)(1), CCR.)

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