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ABC License Safekeeping Application

An alcoholic beverage license that is temporarily discontinued for any reason must be surrendered to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board for safekeeping. Follow the instructions and complete the application to place a license in safekeeping.  Forms must be returned in person to ABRA's office:

  • 2000 14th Street, NW, Suite 400 South, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20009

Any licensee with a liquor license being held in safekeeping will need to request an extension by Friday, March 31, 2017 in order to maintain safekeeping status. Extension requests may be submitted to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board by submitting a letter by:

  • Email; or
  • Mail - 2000 14th St., NW, 4th Floor, Suite 400 South, Washington, DC 20009.

Any license in safekeeping will be subject to cancellation if an extension request is not received by the Friday, March 31, 2017 deadline.