Person to Person Transfer

A person to person transfer is the transfer of an existing license to a new owner.

Definitions

Go to our Ownership Entities page to find definitions for each of the common business ownership structures.

Sole Owner

ABC-211-SIG Application Signature Sheet (“Sign On”) – Signature page for applicants who are unable to appear at the ABC district office to sign the application Form ABC-211. Signatures must be notarized.
ABC-217 Application Questionnaire – Signatures must be notarized or witnessed by an ABC Employee. See form instructions.
ABC-208A ABC-208-A/B, Individual Personal Affidavit/Individual Financial Affidavit – Must be completed by (a) sole owners; (b) each general partner; (c) persons holding 10 percent or more of the capital or stock of a corporation, limited liability company, or limited partnership; and (d) spouses. Signatures must be notarized or witnessed by an ABC employee.
ABC-208B
State-issued identification, driver’s license or passport for person(s) appearing at ABC to sign application.
ABC-069 Statement of Citizenship, Alien and Immigration Status and supporting document (e.g., certified copy of birth certificate or passport; See List A and B) – Required if you are applying as sole owner (includes U.S. citizens, U.S. Nationals and Aliens).
ABC-253 Supplemental Diagram – Drawing of the real property you own or otherwise control. An exterior view of the premises and surrounding area, including cross streets.
ABC-257 Licensed Premises Diagram/Planned Operation – Drawing of your floor plan, including overall dimensions and patios to be licensed, and description of proposed operation.
You may need to provide verification (proof) of the source of your funds (e.g., bank statements, savings passbooks, loan papers, real estate papers, financial statement, gift/loan letters, etc.).
ABC-211-A License Transfer Request (“Sign-Off”) – Signatures must be notarized or witnessed by an ABC employee. See form instructions.
ABC-227 Notice of Intended Transfer (Section 124073 or 24074) – Required for transfers. Obtain the blank form from ABC or your escrow company. Must be recorded and certified. See form instructions.
ABC-140 Certificate re Chapter 15 Tied-House Restrictions – Required for corporations, limited partnerships and limited liability companies. For applicant entity only (not its parents, related entities, or individuals).

Partnership

ABC-211-SIG Application Signature Sheet (“Sign On”) – Signature page for applicants who are unable to appear at the ABC district office to sign the application Form ABC-211. Signatures must be notarized.
ABC-217 Application Questionnaire – Signatures must be notarized or witnessed by an ABC Employee. See form instructions.
ABC-208A ABC-208-A/B, Individual Personal Affidavit/Individual Financial Affidavit – Must be completed by (a) sole owners; (b) each general partner; (c) persons holding 10 percent or more of the capital or stock of a corporation, limited liability company, or limited partnership; and (d) spouses. Signatures must be notarized or witnessed by an ABC employee.
ABC-208B
  State-issued identification, driver’s license or passport for person(s) appearing at ABC to sign application.
ABC-253 Supplemental Diagram – Drawing of the real property you own or otherwise control. An exterior view of the premises and surrounding area, including cross streets.
ABC-257 Licensed Premises Diagram/Planned Operation – Drawing of your floor plan, including overall dimensions and patios to be licensed, and description of proposed operation.
  You may need to provide verification (proof) of the source of your funds (e.g., bank statements, savings passbooks, loan papers, real estate papers, financial statement, gift/loan letters, etc.).
ABC-211-A License Transfer Request (“Sign-Off”) – Signatures must be notarized or witnessed by an ABC employee. See form instructions.
ABC-227 Notice of Intended Transfer (Section 124073 or 24074) – Required for transfers. Obtain the blank form from ABC or your escrow company. Must be recorded and certified. See form instructions.
ABC-140 Certificate re Chapter 15 Tied-House Restrictions – Required for corporations, limited partnerships and limited liability companies. For applicant entity only (not its parents, related entities, or individuals).

Corporation

ABC-211-SIG Application Signature Sheet (“Sign On”) – Signature page for applicants who are unable to appear at the ABC district office to sign the application Form ABC-211. Signatures must be notarized.
ABC-217 Application Questionnaire – Signatures must be notarized or witnessed by an ABC Employee. See form instructions.
ABC-208A ABC-208-A/B, Individual Personal Affidavit/Individual Financial Affidavit – Must be completed by (a) sole owners; (b) each general partner; (c) persons holding 10 percent or more of the capital or stock of a corporation, limited liability company, or limited partnership; and (d) spouses. Signatures must be notarized or witnessed by an ABC employee.
ABC-208B
  State-issued identification, driver’s license or passport for person(s) appearing at ABC to sign application.
ABC-253 Supplemental Diagram – Drawing of the real property you own or otherwise control. An exterior view of the premises and surrounding area, including cross streets.
ABC-257 Licensed Premises Diagram/Planned Operation – Drawing of your floor plan, including overall dimensions and patios to be licensed, and description of proposed operation.
  You may need to provide verification (proof) of the source of your funds (e.g., bank statements, savings passbooks, loan papers, real estate papers, financial statement, gift/loan letters, etc.).
ABC-211-A License Transfer Request (“Sign-Off”) – Signatures must be notarized or witnessed by an ABC employee. See form instructions.
  You may need to provide verification (proof) of the source of your funds (e.g., bank statements, savings passbooks, loan papers, real estate papers, financial statement, gift/loan letters, etc.).
ABC-227 Notice of Intended Transfer (Section 124073 or 24074) – Required for transfers. Obtain the blank form from ABC or your escrow company. Must be recorded and certified. See form instructions.
ABC-243 Corporate Questionnaire
  Articles of Incorporation.
  Copy of Minutes Showing the Election of Current Officers and Directors or corporate secretary’s Certificate of Incumbency.
  Copy of Stock Register or Copies of Stock Certificates that are issued and next sequential blank/unissued certificate (copy of certificates may be required if stock register is questionable).
  Copy of Certificate of Qualification – Required for out-of-state corporations. Obtain from Secretary of State Business Programs Division (916) 653-2318.
ABC-140 Certificate re Chapter 15 Tied-House Restrictions – Required for corporations, limited partnerships and limited liability companies. For applicant entity only (not its parents, related entities, or individuals).

Limited Liability Company

ABC-211-SIG Application Signature Sheet (“Sign On”) – Signature page for applicants who are unable to appear at the ABC district office to sign the application Form ABC-211. Signatures must be notarized.
ABC-217 Application Questionnaire – Signatures must be notarized or witnessed by an ABC Employee. See form instructions.
ABC-208A ABC-208-A/B, Individual Personal Affidavit/Individual Financial Affidavit – Must be completed by (a) sole owners; (b) each general partner; (c) persons holding 10 percent or more of the capital or stock of a corporation, limited liability company, or limited partnership; and (d) spouses. Signatures must be notarized or witnessed by an ABC employee.
ABC-208B
  State-issued identification, driver’s license or passport for person(s) appearing at ABC to sign application.
ABC-253 Supplemental Diagram – Drawing of the real property you own or otherwise control. An exterior view of the premises and surrounding area, including cross streets.
ABC-257 Licensed Premises Diagram/Planned Operation – Drawing of your floor plan, including overall dimensions and patios to be licensed, and description of proposed operation.
  You may need to provide verification (proof) of the source of your funds (e.g., bank statements, savings passbooks, loan papers, real estate papers, financial statement, gift/loan letters, etc.).
ABC-211-A License Transfer Request (“Sign-Off”) – Signatures must be notarized or witnessed by an ABC employee. See form instructions.
ABC-227 Notice of Intended Transfer (Section 124073 or 24074) – Required for transfers. Obtain the blank form from ABC or your escrow company. Must be recorded and certified. See form instructions.
ABC-256- LLC Limited Liability Company Questionnaire.
  Copy of Form LLC-1, Aricles or Organization – Obtain from Secretary of State (916) 653-3365.
  Copy of Form LLC-5, Application for Registration as Foreign Limited Liability Company (endorsement file stamped by Secretary of State) – For out-of-state limted liability companies.
ABC-140 Certificate re Chapter 15 Tied-House Restrictions – Required for corporations, limited partnerships and limited liability companies. For applicant entity only (not its parents, related entities, or individuals).
  Copy of written Operating Agreement and any amendments, if any (if Designated LLC Manager, Managing Member, or Designated officer to sign on behalf of all parties, that person/company must be listed in the agreement).

Limited Partnership

ABC-211-SIG Application Signature Sheet (“Sign On”) – Signature page for applicants who are unable to appear at the ABC district office to sign the application Form ABC-211. Signatures must be notarized.
ABC-217 Application Questionnaire – Signatures must be notarized or witnessed by an ABC Employee. See form instructions.
ABC-208A ABC-208-A/B, Individual Personal Affidavit/Individual Financial Affidavit – Must be completed by (a) sole owners; (b) each general partner; (c) persons holding 10 percent or more of the capital or stock of a corporation, limited liability company, or limited partnership; and (d) spouses. Signatures must be notarized or witnessed by an ABC employee.
ABC-208B
  State-issued identification, driver’s license or passport for person(s) appearing at ABC to sign application.
ABC-253 Supplemental Diagram – Drawing of the real property you own or otherwise control. An exterior view of the premises and surrounding area, including cross streets.
ABC-257 Licensed Premises Diagram/Planned Operation – Drawing of your floor plan, including overall dimensions and patios to be licensed, and description of proposed operation.
  You may need to provide verification (proof) of the source of your funds (e.g., bank statements, savings passbooks, loan papers, real estate papers, financial statement, gift/loan letters, etc.).
ABC-227 Notice of Intended Transfer (Section 124073 or 24074) – Required for transfers. Obtain the blank form from ABC or your escrow company. Must be recorded and certified. See form instructions.
ABC-256 Limited Partnership Questionnaire.
  Copy of Form LP-1, Certificate of Limited Partnership. Obtain from the Secretary of State, (916) 653-3365.
  Copy of Form LP-5, Application for Registration as Foreign Limited Partnership (endoresement file stamped by Secretary of State) – Required for out-of-state limited partnership.
  Copy of Limited Partnership Agreement and any amendments (LP2, Amendment to Certificate of Limited Partnership)
ABC-140 Certificate re Chapter 15 Tied-House Restrictions – Required for corporations, limited partnerships and limited liability companies. For applicant entity only (not its parents, related entities, or individuals).

Trust

ABC-211-SIG Application Signature Sheet (“Sign On”) – Signature page for applicants who are unable to appear at the ABC district office to sign the application Form ABC-211. Signatures must be notarized.
ABC-217 Application Questionnaire – Signatures must be notarized or witnessed by an ABC Employee. See form instructions.
ABC-208A ABC-208-A/B, Individual Personal Affidavit/Individual Financial Affidavit – Must be completed by (a) sole owners; (b) each general partner; (c) persons holding 10 percent or more of the capital or stock of a corporation, limited liability company, or limited partnership; and (d) spouses. Signatures must be notarized or witnessed by an ABC employee.
ABC-208B
  State-issued identification, driver’s license or passport for person(s) appearing at ABC to sign application.
ABC-253 Supplemental Diagram – Drawing of the real property you own or otherwise control. An exterior view of the premises and surrounding area, including cross streets.
ABC-257 Licensed Premises Diagram/Planned Operation – Drawing of your floor plan, including overall dimensions and patios to be licensed, and description of proposed operation.
  You may need to provide verification (proof) of the source of your funds (e.g., bank statements, savings passbooks, loan papers, real estate papers, financial statement, gift/loan letters, etc.).
ABC-211-A License Transfer Request (“Sign-Off”) – Signatures must be notarized or witnessed by an ABC employee. See form instructions.
ABC-227 Notice of Intended Transfer (Section 124073 or 24074) – Required for transfers. Obtain the blank form from ABC or your escrow company. Must be recorded and certified. See form instructions.
ABC-140 Certificate re Chapter 15 Tied-House Restrictions – Required for corporations, limited partnerships and limited liability companies. For applicant entity only (not its parents, related entities, or individuals).
  Trust Agreement.

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