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Important Notices

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Website will be unavailable.

Starting at 6:00 pm CDT on Friday, August 5, and ending at 6:00 am on Monday, August 8, the TABC website will be unavailable. This includes access to Public Inquiry and online services for renewing a license/permit, applying for label approval, inquiring about a seller/server certificate, and checking the delinquent list for a cash/credit law violation.

Original Application Forms have been updated

Due to legislative changes and our constant goal for improvement, our original application forms have been updated. If you have any questions regarding the updated forms please contact your local TABC office or email Licensing.

TABC Clarifies License to Carry a Handgun (LTC) Verification Requirements for Businesses

Regarding the obligation of a TABC license or permit holder to verify the License to Carry a handgun (LTC) of a person in possession of a handgun on a TABC-licensed premise:

  • The Open Carry law did not change the Alcoholic Beverage Code regarding verification of handgun licenses.

  • There is nothing in the Alcoholic Beverage Code specifically requiring TABC license/permit holders to ask a person to present his/her License to Carry a handgun (LTC), nor do we encourage them to do so.

In-state manufacturing tier excise tax forms updated

All in-state manufacturing tier excise tax forms have been updated to collect compliance sales totals set forth in statute by the Texas Legislature. All in-state manufacturing tier members must utilize these new forms beginning calendar year 2016 for the monthly tax reports submitted to TABC. The new forms along with a letter explaining the changes can be found on the Excise Tax Forms page. Please contact the Excise Tax Division at 512-206-3422 or your local TABC Audit and Investigations Regional Office with any questions.

TABC earns Agency of the Year award from NLLEA

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission was named the 2015 Agency of the Year by the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association. Read more about the award.

TABC warns retailers about suspected extortion scam.

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is working with the U.S. Postal Inspectors to investigate a suspected extortion scam involving TABC-licensed/permitted businesses across the state. Read the press release about the suspected extortion scam.

Alcoholic Beverage Code - Updated

Based on legislation passed during the 84th Legislature, updates have been made to the Alcoholic Beverage Code. Please review and search all Code revisions and the updated Index!

Renewal Forms have been updated

Due to legislative changes and our constant goal for improvement, our renewal application forms have been updated. If you do not renew online or have not received a preprinted renewal form you can find the Licensing renewal forms here.

TABC Now Offering Online Label Approval

TABC is now offering online label approvals for Texas and out-of state brewers, brewpubs, non-resident sellers, wineries and distillers. Read the press release about the new online label approval system.

New for Insurance Companies, Bond Companies and Financial Institutions

V-Box is a virtual mailbox which can be utilized by insurance companies, bond companies and financial institutions representing current license and permit holders. Learn more about V-Box.

Online renewal is now available for beer licenses and liquor permits!

TABC has implemented online renewals for all license and permit types. You can read more about the Online Renewal system here.

Tax Assessor-Collector 5% Invoice Details now available.

5% Invoice Details By Month

Customer Satisfaction Survey

Please let us know what you think of our organization. We welcome positive and negative feedback, so we know what we're doing right and what we could improve upon. Take our survey.

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