ABC Daily License Application/Authorization

 

Please note that the following guidelines have been put in place by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office to assure prompt return and quality control when processing ABC Daily License Applications.


ABC applications must be submitted NO LESS THAN 10 BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR to the date of the event.  We cannot guarantee applications submitted less than 10 days before the event will be approved by the event date.  

 

Your application must be completely filled out and include the following documents:

  • DIAGRAM of the location in which alcohol is being served (only applies when location is either completely or partially outdoors).

  • DETAILED SYNOPSIS of event for first year of the application process; after, a brief synopsis will suffice.

  • When required by the Sheriff’s Office, a Conditions of Operations form filled out and signed (Sheriff’s Office will provide the form).

 

Submission Tips:

  • ABC applications should always be the first step for any event; avoid last minute requests as we cannot guarantee the application will be approved by your event date.

  • Do not attach checks, money orders or envelopes meant for ABC.

  • We will not send the approved application to ABC for completion.

  • Provide the name of the person processing the application along with contact information (phone number or email) in case there are questions.

  • We will not accept or hold an incomplete ABC application while other documents are obtained (i.e., diagrams, non-profit letter, Board of Directors, etc.).

  • Forms must include signature of property owner (must be in blue ink, no photocopy or fax copy will be accepted).


ABC applications may be dropped off or mailed to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office Front Desk at 2796 Ventura Avenue Santa Rosa, CA 95403.

ABC applications will be returned by mail, only if a self-addressed stamped envelope is supplied, or by pick-up at the Sheriff’s Office Front Desk (Monday – Friday, 7am-6pm).

 

For questions regarding the process for submitting ABC Daily License Applications, please call 707-565-2650.


SPECIAL EVENT/CULTURAL EVENT PERMITS

 

Please note that the following guidelines have been put in place by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office to assure prompt return and quality control when processing Special Event/Cultural Event Permits. 

 

Permit applications must be submitted NO LESS THAN 30 DAYS PRIOR to the date of the event.

 

Your permit application must be completely filled out and contain the following information:

  • Applicant name, event type, any planned activities, date(s), and estimated number of people in attendance.

  • DIAGRAM of the location.

  • DETAILED SYNOPSIS of event.

 

Submission Tips:

  • Permits should always be the first step for any event; avoid last minute requests as we cannot guarantee the permit will be approved by your event date.

  • If the location is remote or may be difficult to find in case of emergency, please provide physical markers and, if applicable, gate codes. 

  • Do not attach checks, money orders or envelopes meant for Permit Sonoma.

  • We will not send the approved application to Permit Sonoma for completion.

  • Provide the name of the person processing the application along with contact information (phone number or email) in case there are questions.

  • Special Event/Cultural Event Permits often require multi-agency approvals.  To assure all signatures are obtained, applicants may want to make several copies of the permit package and drop off at all agencies rather than wait for each agency to approve.

 

Permit applications may be dropped off or mailed to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office Front Desk at 2796 Ventura Avenue Santa Rosa, CA 95403.

Permit applications will be returned by mail, only if a self-addressed stamped envelope is supplied, or by pick-up at the Sheriff’s Office Front Desk (Monday – Friday, 7am-6pm).

 

For questions regarding the process for submitting Special Event/Cultural Event Permits, please call 707-565-2650.