2020/21 Application Fee Schedules

The following application fee schedules outline application fees for the various licenses ABC administers, fees associated with transferring an existing license, as well as application fees for various operating permits.

New Licenses

General Licenses

Description of Application Application Fee
General – Priority (Types 21, 47, 48, 57, 71, 72, 75, 83, 87, 88, 99) $15,835
General – Non-Priority (Types 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 76, 80) $905
Type 47 – On-Sale General Eating Place on Public Property $6,000
Type 62 – On-Sale General Dockside $2,000
Type 64 – Special On-Sale General Theater $1,000
Type 70 – On-Sale General Restrictive Service $6,000
Type 78 – Wine, Food, and Art Museum $12,000

Non-General Licenses

Description of Application Application Fee
Non-General (Except Types 06, 26, 28, 82) $905
Non-General (Types 06, 26, 28, 82) $100

Transferring an Existing License

Person to Person

Person to Person Transfers or Ownership Changes Description of Application Fee when Application Includes a General License Fee when Application does not Include a General License Business and Professions Code
Person to Person Transfer Ownership transfer from one person (or entity) to another $1,250 $335 24072
Membership or Stock Transfer Membership changes in a Limited Liability Company $800 $335 24071.2
Membership or Stock Transfers, Multiple Premises Membership changes for additional premises in the same application, after initial fee is paid $100 $100 24071.2
Corporate Update Change to a Corporate Entity $300 $300 24072
Drop Partner Transfer of license between partners $115 $115
Fiduciary Transfer Reduced fee transfer application involving surviving spouse, self-incorporation, and fiduciary situations $100 $100

Premises to Premises

Premises to Premises Transfers or Premises Changes Description of Application Application Fee Business and Professions Code
Premises to Premises Transfer Transfer of an existing license from one location to another or an extensive change to an existing premises $780 24072
Intercounty Transfer for General License Transferring a General License into a different county at a new premises $6,000
Exchange Exchanging an existing license to a different type of license – this usually occurs with Type 47 and 48 licenses $100
Converting Seasonal General License Converting a seasonal general license (Type 49) to a year-round license (Type 47) $6,000
Substantial Physical Changes (No Expansion) When changes have been made to the physical premises but the footprint stays the same $345
Premises Expansion Expanding the size of the premises $380

Double Transfers

Double Transfers (Ownership and Premises are Changing) Fee when Application Includes a General License Fee when Application does not Include a General License
Premises and Person Transfer $1,250 $905
Premises and Membership or Stock Transfer $1,250 $905
Premises and Membership or Stock Transfer, Multiple Premises $1,250 $880
Premises and Fiduciary Transfer $880 $880

Miscellaneous Fees


Miscellaneous Operating Fees Application Fee
Condition Modification $475
Interim Operating Permit $145
Temporary Permit $100
Private Warehouse Permit $170
Qualified Manager $140
Beer Keg Identification Tags (100) $25
Beer Keg Receipt Books (50) $10


Miscellaneous Fees Amount
License Replacement Fee $25
Fingerprinting Fees $63
Bad Check Fee $20

Non-Profit Temporary Licenses

Qualified non-profit organizations can apply for a temporary license for special events.  These licenses are charged per day and need to be submitted at least 10 days prior to the event.

Description of Application Application Fee
Daily Beer and Wine $50
Daily General $75
Special Daily On-Sale $100
Special Daily Off-Sale $100
Special Daily Auction $100

Catering and Event Permits

Catering and Event Permits are one-day event authorizations that require a permanent license, typically a Type 58 Caterer’s Permit or a Type 77 Event Permit that is issued in addition to a licensee’s primary retail license.

Description of Application Application Fee
Under 1,000 in Attendance $100
1,000 and 4,999 in Attendance $325
5,000 or more in Attendance $1,000
Invitation Only Events pursuant to 25600.5 $200