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July 1, 2019

Agent's Licenses & Permits Eliminated

This notice is for distillers, distributors, wholesalers, nonresident sellers, and their representatives.

Beginning July 1, 2019, TABC will no longer accept or process applications for A, BK, DK, and T licenses/permits (agents of businesses that manufacture or distribute alcoholic beverages). TABC will return any such license/permit application and fees that it receives after July 1.

This action is necessary in order to implement recent changes in the law that eliminate A, BK, DK, and T licenses/permits on September 1, 2019. For those without an agent’s license/permit that wish to act as an agent between now and August 31, you may do so without TABC’s prior approval.

Agent activities and employer liability are still regulated under Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code, Chapters 15, 35, 36, and 73. Additionally, the Texas Legislature updated Sections 11.72 and 61.86 of the Code to require that license/permit holders who are represented by an agent must maintain records relating to the agent’s activities for four years from the date the record is created.