Community associations can register with ABRA to receive notices regarding alcoholic beverage applications that are placarded within the area they represent.
Register with ABRA by completing a registration form and submitting it along with a copy of the community association’s articles of incorporation or bylaws. Submit documents to ABRA Community Resource Officer Sarah Fashbaugh by:
- Mail: 2000 14th Street, NW, Suite 400 South, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20009
An incorporated community association can protest a placarded license application if:
- Membership in the association is open to all residents of the area represented by the association.
- A resolution supporting or opposing the licensee’s application is submitted at a meeting conducted under the association’s bylaws or articles of incorporation.
- Notice of the meeting is provided at least 7 days before the date of the meeting to any affected ABC licensee or applicant.
A community association does not need to be registered with ABRA to file a protest.
ABRA Community Resource Officer Sarah Fashbaugh is available to attend community group meetings to answer questions related to alcoholic beverage licensing processes. Contact ABRA at:
- (202) 397-3971