ABC Licenses

The Planning Department handles most ABC licenses throughout the County as part of your project application.  If, however, the area of your new business has an over concentration of ABC licenses, this can trigger the need for a Public Necessity Determination (PND), which the Office for Economic Development administers and can take a few months to complete.  Please visit the Planning Department Counter to determine the process for your business.  Additional information from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control is available at: