ABC Online Complaint Form

Complaint Form


Take control in your community.

This form makes it simple for community members to submit complaints about alcohol licensees directly to the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC). These complaints help mobilize ABC to investigate any criminal behavior, damage, threats, or other impact to your quality of life associated with any businesses with an alcohol license.

You are not required to identify yourself, but please provide as much information as you can. The more specific the information, the better ABC can investigate the location.

We do not accept pictures or videos as part of a complaint. NEVER attempt to document or follow individuals.

USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION: Unless compelled by law, Alcohol Justice will not share personal contact information submitted through this form with anyone outside ABC. You will not be added to our mailing list. Your contact information will be used only to help you resolve your complaint.

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* Required. The name of the licensed business that you are complaining about.
* Required. What is the street address of the business you are complaining about? (If unknown, please provide nearest cross streets.)
* Required. Name of the city in which the licensed business is located.
Zip code of the licensed business that you are complaining about.
Phone number for the licensed business you are complaining about.
* Required.
Which of these generally describe the nature of the complaint? Select all that apply. If there are no good matches, please select "OTHER" and describe your complaint in the space below.
(To select more than one type of violation, please click on the magnifying glass.)

On which day or days did you observe these violations? (MM/DD/YYYY)
First name of the business owner.
Last name of the business owner.
Have you contacted the business owner regarding your complaint?
          Have you filed this complaint with a law enforcement agency besides ABC?
         If yes, which other law enforcement agencies did you contact?
         (E.g. "local police", "highway patrol", "FBI")

This form will automatically direct your complaint to ABC.
To follow up with the department yourself —


Phone: (916) 419-2500

Mailing address:
Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
Attention: Complaint Desk
3927 Lennane Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA. 95834

Alcohol Justice will not use personal information from this form for any other purpose.