Once again, it is very important to remember that time is a big factor in liquor licensing. When obtaining a Los Angeles liquor license, be aware that the process can take up to 4 months. After applying, a notice will be served in the area that you intend to open your business to inform the local population that you anticipate serving alcohol. They will have 30 days to submit a complaint about your intention of serving alcohol. On the off chance that there are no noteworthy complaints to your application by the general population, then the ABC will start an examination of the people listed on your application, the area of your business, and the business in general.
However in some cases, your Los Angeles liquor license may not come from the ABC at all. Some counties in California are oversaturated with licenses, and Los Angeles is no exception to this. Because many counties have either reached or even exceeded their liquor license quotas, the chances of getting one issue from the ABC directly can be slim. Therefore, you may have to purchase your license on the open market. This option is a more expensive route to follow, however, it may be your only choice, given the market you intend to operate in. It is also important to remember that your city may require a separate application to serve alcohol, so make certain to check with the local government body or seek advice from a consultant.
Regardless of whether you intend to obtain your Los Angeles liquor license from the ABC or from the open market, we at Liquor License Agents can help you through the entire process.