Glossary

The following is a list of terms used in the License Lookup System and their meanings.

Accusation – A formal charge filed by the local ABC District Office against a licensee to suspend or revoke a license. Similar to a complaint in a civil matter.

Business Address – The physical address of the licensed business. May be different from the licensee’s mailing address or corporate headquarters.

Business Name – The name under which the licensee conducts his business. Sometimes referred to as “D.B.A.” (“doing business as . . .”). For example “Joe’s Bar”.

Census Tract – A designated geographic area as determined by the most recent United States decennial or special census.

Charge – A word description of the law, rule, or regulation violated, which is the basis for the accusation.

Cleared – Means that an accusation or petition/protest matter is final by order of the ABC Director.

Company Name – The name of the entity that owns the business. May or may not be the same as “Business Name”.

Conditions – Special restrictions on a license to protect the public health and safety. Conditions may relate to employment of certain persons or the conduct of the business. For example, limits on hours of alcoholic beverage sales, type of entertainment allowed or required security or lighting.

Disciplinary History – A complete record of past violations of law, rule or regulation.

Duplicates – An additional license that a licensee may acquire, if necessary. Duplicates may be for additional rooms, rooms for designated persons, portable bars, controlled access cabinets in hotels, catering permits, events held on property adjacent to the licensed premises, beer manufacturers or wine growers.

License Number – The number assigned to a specific ABC license.

License Transferred From– The licensee and/or location from whom the license was transferred.

License Transferred To – The person and/or location to whom the license was transferred.

Licensee Name – A person, persons or entity holding a license issued by ABC.

Master – the main or controlling license.

Office of Application – The ABC District Office at which the applicant applied for the license. (See list of ABC District Office locations.)

POIC – Acronym for Petition for Offer in Compromise; a fine paid by a licensee in lieu of serving a license suspension.

Reg. Date – The date an accusation of petition/protest matter was registered in ABC Headquarters.

Reg. Number – Registration number assigned to an accusation or petition/protest matter involving a licensee or applicant. The number helps track the matter until its disposition.

Reporting Agency – A law enforcement agency that notifies the local ABC District Office of a violation.

Rev. Stayed – Means that ABC revoked the license, but withheld imposing the revocation for a period of time (usually 1-3 years). During the stayed period, the licensee was required to meet certain conditions (for example, serve a license suspension and not commit further violations). If, during the 1-3 year stayed period, a licensee fails to meet the conditions of his probation, ABC may permanently revoke the license.

Status – The legal standing of the license. The various status are as follows:

  • A/REV – Automatically Revoked Due to Non-Payment of Renewal
  • ACTIVE – Active
  • CAN – Canceled
  • DENY – Denied
  • INACT – Inactive
  • ISSUPD – Indefinite Suspension
  • NREN – Non-Renewal
  • PEND – Pending
  • R64B – Issue And Hold
  • R65 – Surrendered, not in use
  • REV – Revocation
  • REVP – Revocation Pending Due To Non-Payment of Recent Renewal
  • RNST – In The Process of Being Reinstated Due To Late Payment Of Renewal
  • SUSPEND – Suspended
  • SUREND – Surrendered
  • S/REV – Revoked for SLMS
  • SLMS – Social Services Hold
  • Void – Voided
  • WDRL – Withdrawn

Term – The number of months for which a license is valid.

Violated – The numeric section(s) of law, rule, or regulation violated, which is the basis for the accusation.

Action – The type of action taken:

  • DBL – Double Transfer
  • DPR – Dropping Partner
  • DOR – Duplicate Original
  • EXC – Exchange
  • FID – Fiduciary
  • ICO – Intercounty
  • ORI – Original
  • PER – Person to Person
  • PREM – Premise to Premise
  • STK – Stock Transfer
  • EXC/PER – Person to Person Exchange
  • EXC/PERP – Person to Person, Premise to Premise Exchange
  • EXC/PREM – Premise to Premise Exchange

District Codes:

  • 01-Inglewood
  • 02-Monrovia
  • 03-Lakewood/Long Beach
  • 04-Los Angeles/Metro
  • 05-Van Nuys
  • 06-Bakersfield
  • 07-Riverfside
  • 08-Rancho Mirage
  • 09-San Marcos
  • 10-San Diego
  • 11-Santa Ana
  • 12-Ventura
  • 13-San Luis Obispo
  • 21-Fresno
  • 22-Oakland
  • 23-Sacramento
  • 24-San Francisco
  • 25-San Jose
  • 26-Salinas
  • 27-Santa Rosa
  • 28-Eureka
  • 29-Stockton
  • 30-Yuba City
  • 31-Redding
  • 50-Headquarters
  • 51-Northern Division
  • 52-Southern Division
  • 75-Headquarters Licensing

 

 

 

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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