Cash Law


Beer purchased from a beer distributor or local distributor are subject to cash law and must be paid for in cash (no credit) on or before delivery. 

  • If you give a check in lieu of cash and it is dishonored, the seller of the beer is required by law to report any dishonored check to the TABC.
  • The retailer's permit will be placed on the statewide delinquent list until the local distributor notifies the TABC that the retailer has paid in full.


Repeat violations of dishonored checks may result in the cancellation or suspension of the permit.