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Liquor Permits


HOW DO I OBTAIN A LIQUOR PERMIT?
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission handles the processing for all liquor licensing. You must obtain the application from TABC, complete the application, and submit it along with payment of all fees and charges.


WHAT IS THE COST OF A LIQUOR PERMIT?
You must obtain the state fees and surcharges from TABC. The TABC application fees and surcharges do not include the fees that are due to Waller County which is 1/2 of the state fee.


WHERE DO I RENEW MY LIQUOR PERMIT?
You need to call the local TABC office at (512) 451-0231 for additional information.


HOW DO I RENEW AN EXISTING TABC PERMIT?
TABC will mail a renewal notice to you and you need to contact our office for the fee due which is 1/2 of the state fee.

TABC District Offices


North Texas Region

District One Office:          
Lubbock    (806) 793-3221

District Two Office:          
Arlington   (817) 652-5912


 


Coastal Bend Region
District Three Office:          
Houston (713) 426-7900

 



Border Region
District Four Office:         
Austin  (512) 451-0231

District Five Office:          
San Antonio(210) 731-1720

Alcoholic Beverages Permits and Renewals


General Information


This information is provided to assist individuals interested in obtaining or renewing a Texas alcoholic beverage license. Permits and regulation is provided through the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC).

HOW DOES MY APPLICATION GET PROCESSED?
New applications must be processed by the TABC.


WHEN DO I GET MY PERMIT?
Once TABC has completely processed your application you will receive, by mail, the original permit which must be displayed in plain view on the premises selling the alcohol beverages.



WHAT IS THE COST OF THE PERMIT?
The type of permit you are getting determines the amount of cost so please contact TABC at (512) 451-0231.


HOW DOES MY NEW PERMIT APPLICATION OR MY RENEWAL GET PROCESSED?
An application for a new permit and renewals must be processed by TABC. The County will send an invoice for the County fees once you renew with TABC.



Beer and Wine Renewals


WHEN CAN I RENEW A BEER & WINE PERMIT?
This type of permit cannot be renewed more than 30 days in advance of the expiration date. A late fee in the amount of $100 will be added if you renew between the 1st and 30th day following the renew date.


WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOT RENEW A PERMIT?
If you fail to renew your permit within 30 days following your expiration date, then you will be required to cease selling alcoholic beverages and you must re-file an application with TABC.




Alcoholic Beverage Permits


Applications are obtained from and processed by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. You can either send a written request or print an application from their website.  More information on alcoholic beverage permits here.


Permits

State TABC Office:
P.O. Box 13127
Austin, TX 78711
www.tabc.state.tx.us

TABC CONTACT INFORMATION

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission

P.O. Box 13127 Austin, TX  78711

512-206-3333

1-888-TH E-TABC
TDD/TYY: 711
questions@tabc.texas.gov


Marketing Practices
512-206-3411
marketing.practices@tabc.texas.gov


Licensing
512-206-3360
licensing@tabc.texas.gov

Collection of County Fees Other than Beer - Section 11.38


The Alcoholic Beverage Code allows the Commissioner's Court to collect a fee not to exceed one-half of the State Fees paid to TABCs for permits issued in that county.

The surcharges mandated by this legislation are not subject to local fees as authorized by
Section 11.38.

TABC will NOT collect these fees.
The collection of the fees authorized by 61.36 is the responsibility of each county.


It is the responsibility of the applicant/licensee/permitee to pay any fees due directy to the county.


Code  Classes

State Fees Paid to TABC

Maximum County Fee
PE  Beverage Cartage Permit $40  $20
J  Bonded Warehouse Permit $300   $150
B Brewer's Permit  $3000   $1500
CB Caterer's Permit  $1000  
D Distiller's & Rectifier's Permit  $3000  $500
BP Brewpub License  $1000  $1500
LP Local Distributor's Permit $200  $500
LI Local Industrial Alcohol Manufacturer's Permit $200  $1500
MR Market Research Packager's Permit $200   $500
MI  Minibar Permit                                     Original $4000  $100
   1st Renewal  $3000  $2000
   2nd Renewal $2000  $1500
   3rd and All Subsequent Renewals $1500  $2750
MB Mixed Beverage Permit ** ** 
RM Mixed Beverage Restaurant Permit with FB**  **  **
 LB Mixed Beverage Late Hours  $300  $150
 P Package Store Permit  $1000  $500
PS Package Store Tasting Permit  $50  $25
Q Wine Only Package Store  $150  $75
Wholesaler's Permit  $3750  $1875
General Class B Wholesaler's Permit  $600  $300
LX  Local Class B Wholesaler's Permit  $150  $75
V Wine and Beer Retailer's Permit Excursion Boat  $260  $130
Wine Bottler's Permit  $450   $225
Winey Permit  $150  $75
GF  Winery Festival Permit  $100  $50
       

Collection of County Fees for Beer - Section 61.36


The commissioners' court of a county may levy and collect a fee equal to one-half the State Fees Paid to TABC for each license, except a temporary or agent's beer license, issued for premises located within the county. The chart below lists those types of licenses/permits.

The surcharges mandated by this legislation are not subject to local fees as authorized by Section 61.36.
TABC will NOT collect these fees.


The collection of the fees authorized by 61.36 is the responsibility of each county.

It is the responsibility of the applicant/licensee/permitee to pay any fees due directy to the county.


Code  Classes

State Fees Paid to TABC

Maximum County Fee
BC  Branch Distributor's License $150 $75
BB General Distributor's License $600 $300
BI Importer's License $40 $20
BJ Importer's Carrier's License $40 $20
BD Local Distributor's License $150 $75
BA  Manurfacturer's License          1st Establishment $1500  $750
   2nd Establishment $3000  $1500
  3rd, 4th, & 5th Establishments $8550  $4275
   Excess of 5 Establishments $16800  $8400
MW Manufacturer's Warehouse License $600 $300
BP Brewpub License $1000  $500
BF Beer Retailer's Off Premise License $120 $60
BE Beer Retailer's On Premise License
(Excluding BEXAR, DALLAS, HARRIS, TARRANT Counties)


$300


$150
BE Beer Retailer's On Premise License
(BEXAR, DALLAS, HARRIS, TARRANT Counties)
                                                        Original
                                                        Renewal


$2000
$1500

$1000
$750
BL Retail Dealer's On Premise Late Hours License $500 $250
BG Wine & Beer Retailer's Permit
(Excluding BEXAR, DALLAS, HARRIS,
TARRANT Counties)                                         

$350

$175
BG Wine & Beer Retailer's Permit
(BEXAR, DALLAS, HARRIS, TARRANT Counties)
                                                        Original
                                                        Renewal


$2000
$1500


$1000
$750
BQ Wine & Beer Retailer's Off Premise Permit  $150  $60
       

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