Lookup by Business Address

Formerly known as the License Query System (LQS), The license lookup service provides information about applicants and licensed individuals and businesses that are regulated by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

Search Tips

ABC uses a number of naming conventions when adding records to our system. Below are a few of those conventions to help you get the most out of searching our license query system.

Abbreviations we use:
‘Avenue’ is ‘AVE’
‘Boulevard’ is ‘BLVD’
‘Court’ is ‘CT’
‘East’ is ‘E’
‘Highway’ is ‘HWY’
‘North’ is ‘N’
‘Road’ is ‘RD’
‘Route’ is ‘RTE’
‘South’ is ‘S’
‘Street’ is ‘ST’
‘West’ is ‘W’

Numbered street names:
If the street name is a number and is less than ten, we spell it out.

123 FIRST ST (instead of 123 1st Street)
7301 NINTH ST (instead of 7301 9th Street)


Additional information may be obtained by contacting your local ABC District Office.