The Authority issues approximately 125 different types of licenses and permits. The Enforcement Bureau is entrusted to enforce all the provisions of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law including the monitoring of manufacturing, wholesale, retail, transportation, storage and all other facets of the alcoholic beverage industry.
Most of the violations of the ABC Law are crimes for which violators may be arrested. Therefore, local police agencies play an important role with the Authority in enforcing the law. This shared responsibility occurs most often at the retail or consumer level where most violations occur.
Although the Authority has no criminal jurisdiction, the police refer thousands of violations to the Authority for administrative prosecution. Complaints of violations are not only received by the Authority from police, but are also received from numerous other sources, including governmental agencies, citizens' representatives, community groups and individual complainants.
File a Complaint
File a complaint about a licensed premises using our online form.
Law enforcement officials can use referral forms to notify the SLA of a violation at a licensed premises.
Licensees should report any non-compliance with the ABC Law and SLA rules at their licensed establishment.