This depends on the scope of the job. If your operation requires a CUP/ZV/PCN from the governing body, the process to obtain an alcohol license will depend on when a CUP/ZV/PCN approval is granted.
If a CUP/ZV/PCN is not required (which has to be confirmed with the governing body), the process with the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control takes approximately 3-4 months, depending on the scope of the project.
Q: What does "On-Sale" and "Off-Sale" mean?
An "On-Sale" license is for a business to serve alcoholic beverages within the confines of the business. Restaurants and bars sell alcoholic beverages that are consumed within the business.
An "Off-Sale" license is for a business that sells alcoholic beverages to-go for off-site consumption. Retail stores, supermarkets and convenience stores sell alcoholic beverages to-go and is typically not consumed on the premises.
Q: What is the difference between a Type-41 On-sale beer & wine license and a Type-42 On-sale beer & wine license?
A Type-41 license is for a bona-fide restaurant that serves alcoholic beverages as an ancillary item that accompanies food service. A Type-42 license is for a bar or lounge that does not need to provide food service.
Q: Does your company process Conditional Use Permits (CUP) even though we don't need a license?
At Art Rodriguez & Associates, our scope of work extends beyond providing clients with alcoholic beverage licenses. Our services include processing entitlements, such as CUPs, Zone Variances, Plan Approvals, Project Permit Compliances, and Public Convenience and Necessity determinations. Whether or not your business requires an alcohol license, we can provide the service that fits your needs.
Q: How much do you charge for processing a license?
Please feel free to contact us for a preliminary consultation of what services will be required to properly assess what services you will need. We will NOT charge you for any service that isn't required. Delivering successful results and providing honest service is at the core of our business.
For more information on the government agencies and local municipalities, here are some informative websites to provide you with some preliminary information: