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Oct 29, 2021

INDUSTRY NOTICE: September - November 2021 License Expiration Dates

To: Holders of Licenses That Expire in September, October or November of 2021 and Those That Do Business With Them

Re: September - November 2021 License Expiration Dates

Updates to AIMS

Several updates have been made to the Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS) since it launched in September to improve your user experience. Businesses should continue onboarding into AIMS and filing renewals.

Renewal Period

We realize that some license holders scheduled to begin using AIMS have not yet been able to successfully complete the onboarding process, and TABC is in the process of improving the system to help users.

To ensure businesses can renew their licenses, even if they encounter issues in AIMS, TABC is providing a temporary solution. If a license expires in September, October or November of 2021 and that business has (1) onboarded into AIMS but unable to renew due to an AIMS issue or (2) has reached out to TABC for assistance with onboarding and has not been able to get into the system, TABC will allow these businesses to renew their license once they do successfully get into AIMS even if it is beyond the 30th day following the expiration date of the license.

Operations and Deliveries

To accommodate the transition to AIMS, all licenses and permits with September, October or November 2021 expiration dates are considered active and pending renewal by the agency until Nov. 30, 2021, even if the status field indicates otherwise in the TABC Public Inquiry System. This means that businesses with September, October or November 2021 expiration dates may continue to operate as normal and still accept wholesale/distribution or Local Distributor (LP) transactions, despite having an expired license date or status in Public Inquiry.

Late Renewal Fees

The agency will not charge a late filing fee for a renewal of a license or permit with an expiration date in September, October or November 2021, so long as the renewal application is received by Nov. 30, 2021. This is a one-month extension of the late filing fee waiver provided for in the agency’s temporary rule.

Help With AIMS

If you have any issues accessing AIMS, email and provide your expiration date, details of any issues you are experiencing, and screenshots of those issues, if possible. Include "AIMS Question" in the subject line of your email.

Original publication: September 2021