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The mission of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is to serve the people of Texas and protect the public health and safety through consistent, fair and timely administration of the Alcoholic Beverage Code. TABC regulates all phases of the alcoholic beverage industry in Texas, including sales, taxation, importation, manufacturing, transporting and advertising.

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Our Vision

A safe and healthy Texas served by an innovative Alcoholic Beverage Commission regulating a responsible and compliant alcoholic beverage industry.

Our Motto

Helping businesses and protecting communities.

TABC’s Core Values

  • Service
  • Courtesy
  • Integrity
  • Accountability


When the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution repealed Prohibition, the states took charge of regulating the alcoholic beverage industry. The Texas Legislature passed the Texas Liquor Control Act, creating the Texas Liquor Control Board in 1935. The agency was renamed the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission in 1970, and the Liquor Control Act was updated in 1977, becoming the Alcoholic Beverage Code.