The CA Governor signed a relief package that authorizes the ABC to waive license renewal fee’s for eligible licenses that expire between March 1st, 2021 and February 28, 2023.

Eligible licenses are the following on sale licenses:

  1. The license type shall be one of the following: 021, 23, duplicate 23, 40, 41, 42, 47, duplicate 47, 48, duplicate 48, 49, duplicate 49, 50, 51, 52, 57, duplicate 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 64, 68, 69, 71, duplicate 71, 72, duplicate 72, 74, 75, duplicate 75, 76, duplicate 76, 77, 78, duplicate 78, 83, 86, 87, duplicate 87, 99; and
  2. The license shall have been active during the period from March 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020, inclusive; and
  3. The licensed premises’ primary operation was disrupted by health and safety restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

If you have a license coming up for renewal during the Period described above you must submit a renewal fee waiver request each year to receive a fee waiver. Go to the below link to Verify your eligibility and get Form ABC-SCF to file when you receive a renewal notice.

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1 The renewal fee waiver is available only to type 02 licenses that produced less than 100,000 gallons of wine during the fiscal year in which the license expires. Licensees holding a type 02 license should visit our website for further guidance specific to winegrowers. Duplicate 02 licenses are not eligible for fee relief.

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Jean Hagan, PrincipalJean Hagan
Restaurant, Hospitality
Jean has owned, operated, and consulted in the restaurant industry for more than 30 years. During that time, she worked with a well-known national chain; owned a food and beverage company that operated multiple restaurants, bars, and event spaces in the Squaw Valley area; and became the president, CEO, CFO, and shareholder of one of the highest-grossing restaurants in California. Today, Jean is Principal and leads the Restaurant Operations Consulting practice at KROST. » Full Bio