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

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