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

Forms

Form Revised Date Description
ABC-211-SIG Jul-19 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 Jan-19 Application Questionnaire – Signatures must be notarized or witnessed by an ABC Employee. See form instructions.
ABC-208-A Jan-19 Individual Personal 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-208-B Jan-19 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-253 Jul-19 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 Jul-19 Licensed Premises Diagram/Planned Operation – Drawing of your floor plan, including overall dimensions and patios to be licensed, and description of proposed operation.
ABC-227 Feb-07 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 Dec-09 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).
ABC-069 Apr-03 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-211-A Jul-19 License Transfer Request (“Sign-Off”) – Signatures must be notarized or witnessed by an ABC employee. See form instructions.

Other Documents

  • State-issued identification, driver’s license or passport for person(s) appearing at ABC to sign application.
  • 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.).

Partnership

Forms

Form Revised Date Description
ABC-211-SIG Jul-19 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 Jan-19 Application Questionnaire – Signatures must be notarized or witnessed by an ABC Employee. See form instructions.
ABC-208-A Jan-19 Individual Personal 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-208-B Jan-19 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-253 Jul-19 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 Jul-19 Licensed Premises Diagram/Planned Operation – Drawing of your floor plan, including overall dimensions and patios to be licensed, and description of proposed operation.
ABC-227 Feb-07 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 Dec-09 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).
ABC-211-A Jul-19 License Transfer Request (“Sign-Off”) – Signatures must be notarized or witnessed by an ABC employee. See form instructions.

Other Documents

  • State-issued identification, driver’s license or passport for person(s) appearing at ABC to sign application.
  • 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.).

Corporation

Forms

Form Revised Date Description
ABC-211-SIG Jul-19 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 Jan-19 Application Questionnaire – Signatures must be notarized or witnessed by an ABC Employee. See form instructions.
ABC-208-A Jan-19 Individual Personal 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-208-B Jan-19 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-253 Jul-19 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 Jul-19 Licensed Premises Diagram/Planned Operation – Drawing of your floor plan, including overall dimensions and patios to be licensed, and description of proposed operation.
ABC-227 Feb-07 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 Dec-09 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).
ABC-211-A Jul-19 License Transfer Request (“Sign-Off”) – Signatures must be notarized or witnessed by an ABC employee. See form instructions.
ABC-243 Jul-19 Corporate Questionnaire

Other Documents

  • State-issued identification, driver’s license or passport for person(s) appearing at ABC to sign application.
  • 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.).
  • 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.

Limited Liability Company

Forms

Form Revised Date Description
ABC-211-SIG Jul-19 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 Jan-19 Application Questionnaire – Signatures must be notarized or witnessed by an ABC Employee. See form instructions.
ABC-208-A Jan-19 Individual Personal 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-208-B Jan-19 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-253 Jul-19 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 Jul-19 Licensed Premises Diagram/Planned Operation – Drawing of your floor plan, including overall dimensions and patios to be licensed, and description of proposed operation.
ABC-227 Feb-07 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 Dec-09 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).
ABC-211-A Jul-19 License Transfer Request (“Sign-Off”) – Signatures must be notarized or witnessed by an ABC employee. See form instructions.
ABC-256-LLC Jul-19 Limited Liability Company Questionnaire.

Other Documents

  • State-issued identification, driver’s license or passport for person(s) appearing at ABC to sign application.
  • 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.).
  • Copy of Form LLC-1, Articles of 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 limited liability companies.
  • 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

Forms

Form Revised Date Description
ABC-211-SIG Jul-19 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 Jan-19 Application Questionnaire – Signatures must be notarized or witnessed by an ABC Employee. See form instructions.
ABC-208-A Jan-19 Individual Personal 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-208-B Jan-19 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-253 Jul-19 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 Jul-19 Licensed Premises Diagram/Planned Operation – Drawing of your floor plan, including overall dimensions and patios to be licensed, and description of proposed operation.
ABC-227 Feb-07 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 Dec-09 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).
ABC-256 Jul-19 Limited Partnership Questionnaire.

Other Documents

  • State-issued identification, driver’s license or passport for person(s) appearing at ABC to sign application.
  • 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.).
  • 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 (endorsement 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)

Trust

Forms

Form Revised Date Description
ABC-211-SIG Jul-19 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 Jan-19 Application Questionnaire – Signatures must be notarized or witnessed by an ABC Employee. See form instructions.
ABC-208-A Jan-19 Individual Personal 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-208-B Jan-19 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-253 Jul-19 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 Jul-19 Licensed Premises Diagram/Planned Operation – Drawing of your floor plan, including overall dimensions and patios to be licensed, and description of proposed operation.
ABC-227 Feb-07 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 Dec-09 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).
ABC-211-A Jul-19 License Transfer Request (“Sign-Off”) – Signatures must be notarized or witnessed by an ABC employee. See form instructions.

Other Documents

  • State-issued identification, driver’s license or passport for person(s) appearing at ABC to sign application.
  • 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.).
  • 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) 971-9421
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