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Alcoholic Beverage Control


The main goals of the State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) program are to (a) achieve the goals and objectives of the local enforcement agency's grant agreements; (b) establish close working relationships between ABC district offices and the grant agencies; (c) prioritize law enforcement efforts and target those licensed outlets that cause alcohol-related crimes; (d) develop records management systems to ensure police reports are systematically sent to the ABC district offices as required by law; and (e) assist in the training of local law enforcement.

For more information, visit the California Alcoholic Beverage Control Law Enforcement website. Download a One-Day Alcohol Beverage Permit Request.

Sacramento Police Department Liaison

The Sacramento Police Department is pleased to maintain an ABC Liaison Unit to enhance education, compliance, and enforcement activities throughout the city. Key services provided by the Unit include education, for proprietors of businesses who sell alcohol, about state regulations and to keep alcohol out of the hands of minors. To learn more, please read our informational bulletins linked below. Click here for a One-Day Alcohol Beverage Permit Request.

The City of Sacramento has over 900 ABC-licensed establishments (over 600 are on-sale and wholesale, and over 300 are off-sale and special license), with more than 43 percent of all licensed businesses located in the Downtown core. Over many years, the Sacramento Police Department has developed an effective and successful relationship with the local Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) office and its investigators. Working with local law enforcement agencies, businesses, merchant associations, and the community, Sacramento Police Department officers have achieved significant successes in addressing compliance at ABC licensed businesses and events.

Informational Bulletins

Contact Information

To file a complaint about a business, call the Sacramento Police Department Alcoholic Beverage Tip Line at (916) 808-0728.

For the next scheduled ABC LEAD Training in Sacramento, businesses wishing to send employees to this free training should inquire and RSVP by calling the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control's Sacramento District Office at (916) 419-1319.