Guide To Filing Mass Transfer Applications

The information provided in this document is intended to assist with the filing of mass transfer applications. There may be documents required and requested by the Department other than those listed below.

Rev. 04/2018

Download a printable copy of ABC-820 Instructions For Filing A Mass Transfer  by clicking the PDF download button.

Required Forms

Application Signature Sheet, ABC-211-sig (sign on) – (original & 1 copy)

License Transfer Request, ABC-211-A (sign off) – (original & 1 copy)

Notice of Intended Transfer, ABC-227 or ABC-227A – (original & 1 copy)

Application Questionnaire, ABC-217 – (original)

Corporate, LLC or LP Questionnaire, ABC-243, ABC-256LLC or ABC-256 – (original)

Certification re: Chapter 15 Tied House Restrictions, ABC-140  – (original)

Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization (Form LLC-1) – (copy)

Applicable corporate paperwork (ex. Operating Agreement) – (copy)

Individual Personal Affidavit, ABC-208A –  (original)

Individual Financial Affidavit, ABC-208B –  (original)

Licensed Premises Diagram, ABC-257 & Planned Operation, ABC-257 reverse – (original – for person to person or fiduciary transfers only)

Cover letter with a description of the transfer

Organizational chart reflecting the ownership structure (with percentage of interest) List of all licenses involved (including license types, status, addresses, Dba’s)

A copy of the bankruptcy documents certified by the State of Federal Court (if appropriate)

Miscellaneous Information

To request P-12 status, a P-12 Request/Acknowledgement Form (ABC-811) must be completed.

A P-12 corporation only needs to provide one set of corporate documents for the master file.

Most application forms can be found on our Licensing Forms Page

To file a mass transfer, you must first contact the District Administrator or District Supervisor at the district office that holds the master/base file. The District Administrator or Supervisor will consult with Division and/or the HQ Licensing Unit to determine how the investigation will be handled. Contact information for each district office can be found on our Contact Page.

A Premises Diagram, Form ABC-257, is required for all person to person and fiduciary transfers. Thisrequirement will not be waived and must be completed properly. See the sample ABC-257 provided.

Instructions For Filing A Mass Transfer

All appropriate licensing fees must be included with the applications. We will not process anyapplications and/or temporary permits without receiving the fees.

If a priority license is involved in the transfer that has not matured past the 2 year restriction, a lettermust be included requesting a hardship transfer of that specific license.

100% of the stock and membership interest must be reported on the corporate questionnaires.Generally, individuals holding 10% or more ownership interest are required to be qualified but all stockholders and members are required to be disclosed even if their interest is less than 10%. A statement such as “Five stockholders holding less than 10% of stock” will not be accepted.

Stock transfers – Include all active licenses held by the transferring entity including surrendered licenses. It does not matter when that license was issued. If it is an active license, it must be included.

24044 B.P. – Applications pending under Section 24044 B.P. do not need to be included in a stock transfer unless that license becomes active before the stock transfer is complete.

All licenses located within a county can be consolidated on one Notice of Intended Transfer, Form ABC-227.However, copies of the recorded notice must be provided for each license application.

Fees

See the fee schedule at our Licensing Fees page.

Temporary permits cost $100 for each license type. If one license number has multiple license types, include an extra $100 for each type. For example, if there is a type 47 and a type 68 under one license number, it will cost $200 for the temporary permit. (There is no temporary permit fee for a type 58, Caterer’s Permit.)

Temporary licenses will generally be processed between 3 business days to 2 weeks depending on Department staffing and the amount of permits requested.

The stock transfer fee for a general license is $800 for the first license, then $100 for each additional license type. Unreported stock transfer fees will follow the same fee schedule.

To expedite processing, break up the checks so each check covers 25 to 30 applications. For example, if there are 75 applications, provide 3 separate checks with each check covering 25 applications.

Fingerprinting fees must be collected for each individual that is going to be qualified. The fee is $63 per person which includes the state fee ($39) and the federal fee ($24).

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

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