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200 E. Santa Clara St. 4th Floor
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 535-7770

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Off-Sale Alcohol Program


On December 6, 2005, the City Council adopted amendments to San José Municipal Code Title 6 and San José Municipal Code Title 20 to regulate the sale of alcoholic beverages that are taken off the premises. An inspection program was created to ensure that retailers maintain their businesses in a responsible manner that meets San José Municipal Code (SJMC) requirements and does not negatively impact neighborhoods.

Permits & Inspections

The Off-Sale Alcohol (OSA) permit must be renewed annually. Payment may be made online at by following the steps in the Off-Sale Alcohol Program Payment Guide.

Retailers can prepare for inspections by reviewing the Off-Sale Alcohol Inspection Guide.

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