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Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Report

The Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) is the authority over alcohol licenses in the state of California and currently requires a Public Convenience or Necessity Determination (PCN) for the following alcohol licenses in census tracts where the crime rate is high (120% or greater) or over concentrated with licenses:

  • Type 20 (Off-Sale Beer and Wine)
  • Type 21 (Off-Sale General)
  • Type 40 (On-Sale Beer)
  • Type 42 (On-Sale Beer and Wine)
  • Type 48 (On-Sale General)
  • Type 57 (Special On-Sale General)

The report below is provided to the California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) on a yearly basis and is intended as a means to assist prospective alcohol license applicants in determining if a PCN is necessary.  The Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) may require or waive a PCN at their discretion for any license.  The Department of Alcohol and Beverage Control (ABC) is responsible for setting the oversaturation levels in an area and existing PDF icon ABC Census Tract Authorizations are published on their website.  Census tracts are based on population levels in a geographical area and are determined by the Federal Government.  The census tract for a particular address may be determined on the FFIEC Geocoding System.

Statistics by Federal Census Tract

Report a Concern

For concerns related to a licensed establishment, contact the State of California Alcohol Beverage Control Office.