Over 34,000 ABC Licensees Have Received Renewal Fee Waivers
ABC reminds licensees with on-sale privileges to check if they are eligible for Renewal Fee Waivers.
The fee waivers became available in February 2021 when Governor Gavin Newsom signed a package of immediate actions that provided relief to individuals, families and businesses suffering the most significant economic hardship from the COVID-19 Recession. Read the full February 23,2021 news release from the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom. ABC was approved to provide fee waivers for two years to approximately 59,000 businesses heavily impacted by health and safety restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Restaurants, bars, and other specified licensees with on-sale privileges are eligible for fee waivers of licenses with expiration dates between March 1, 2021, and February 28, 2023.
Use the 3-step Verify Eligibility tool to verify eligibility for the renewal fee waiver and to submit your fee waiver.
Search by license number after receiving your renewal notice in the mail.
Verify license type fee waiver eligibility and identify your remaining balance due, if any.
Submit your renewal fee waiver either online if you have no balance due, or by mail with your payment.
The latest figures from July show that Renewal Fee Waivers have been approved for 34,432 ABC licensees and that amounts to over $31 million saved in California’s alcoholic beverage industry.
For those who serve alcohol on-premise, get access to all the tools you will need to ensure compliance with the mandatory RBS training requirements for alcohol servers, licensees, and training providers on the RBS Portal.