Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) License

Application Process

When ABC denies a request for a liquor license due to "Undue Concentration" (B&P Section 23958), or if an application falls under the current moratorium for on-sale retail licenses applications and off-sale license(s) (B&P Section 23817.5, 23817.7 and 238 17.8) the applicant may appeal the decision to the "local governing body" for a determination that "public convenience or necessity would be served by issuance of an ABC license (B&P Section 23958.4(b)(2)).