The Impact of a Protest on Your California Liquor License

If your application for a California Liquor License has been protested, the initial impact is that it will at least double the time required to get your application approved.  Typically, non-protested applications can be approved in as little as 90 days, but plan on six months or longer if a protest is filed.

It is critical to take the proper steps in resolving your protested application.  You must understand the type of protest filed and follow the appropriate course of action to move your case forward and avoid long delays.

Having an experienced advocate in your corner such as Alcoholic Beverage Consulting Service will assure you that your protested case is processed properly.  We work hard to get you to the point of an Interim Operating Permit (Interim Retail Permit).  This is an important milestone as it allows your business to operate during the appeals process.  However, this Interim Operating Permit is only possible when the ABC is recommending an approval of your liquor license.  Therefore, it becomes crucial to work diligently with the Licensing Representative who will ultimately determine if your case is worthy of an approval recommendation.

Alcoholic Beverage Consulting Service has years of experience dealing with protested applications and we are your advocate!

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