COVID-19 Recovery Grant for Oakland Business Owners

Oakland Indie Alliance is raising money to support Oakland’s independently owned businesses that are negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Alliance is giving out $10,000 grants to local businesses. The first goal of the campaign is to raise $4 million...

August 2020 Renewal Temporary Fee Relief

ABC announced 30-day extension on annual renewal fees and late renewal penalty fees. This relief applies to all licensees whose annual renewal payment is due by August 31st. The relief gives licensees a 30-day grace period from the date that their renewal is due. Here...

Covid-19 Temporary Premise Expansion

Over half way through 2020 and Covid-19 does not seem to be slowing down. With the Governor ordering counties to close dine in and bars on and off many businesses have taken advantage of ABC’s fast track expansion process. This process helps licensed business comply...

Why are Napa liquor licenses so expensive?

The simple logic to why liquor licenses in Napa county can go up to six figures is supply and demand. When there is a demand for a liquor license in Napa county, the number of liquor licenses available to purchase can be close to none. The supply for liquor license in...

How do I get a liquor license in Los Angeles county?

Los Angeles county is by far the most popular county when it comes to holding liquor licenses. Maybe it’s the nightlife or the celebrity spotting but as popularity increased so did the process in getting one. As a business entrepreneur a liquor license may be in the...

ABC Liquor License Application Process

The 8 Step Process of Acquiring a Liquor License in California The liquor license application process broken into a colorful chart. Below is an itemized version with 8 steps to securing your California liquor license. Find a location ( buy or lease) Talk with the city...