Mar 25, 2010

ABC upgrades computer software; Permanent license applications temporarily delayed during transition.

On May 24, 2010, the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) will be implementing new business information system software. The software is designed to improve productivity and efficiency while continuing to provide important information to the public about ABC-licensed locations throughout the state of California.

Disclaimer: The Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) regularly archives industry advisories for transparency and historical reference. However, the advisories may not necessarily reflect the current state of the discussed statute or regulation. Please consult the statute, regulation, and/or an attorney before taking any action to ensure compliance with the law.

To accomplish the complex data conversion process from the current software system to the new system, ABC will be unable to take applications for permanent alcoholic beverage licenses from Friday, May 14, 2010 to Monday, May 24, 2010.

Persons seeking to apply for permanent licenses are encouraged to contact their local district offices as soon as possible to make arrangements to file their applications in order to reduce any potential delays that could result during this transition period.

ABC understands this may cause some temporary inconveniences, and appreciates the public’s support while it implements improvements necessary to better serve its stakeholders.

No applications taken: May 17, 18, 19, 20.
Offices closed due to weekends and furloughs: May 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22,
23, 29, 30, 31.


Additional information may be obtained by contacting:

Alcoholic Beverage Control
3927 Lennane Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834

Email us at
Call (916) 419-2500