2100 Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
Mission Statement

Effective July 1, 2013, pursuant to the Governor's Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 2012, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (Department) was moved from the Business, Transportation, and Housing Agency to the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency.

The Department is vested with the exclusive power to license and regulate persons and businesses engaged in the manufacture, importation, distribution, and sale of alcoholic beverages in the State of California. The Department's mission is to administer the provisions of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act in a manner that fosters and protects the health, safety, welfare, and economic well-being of the people of California.