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TABC issues bulletins for the alcoholic beverage industry so that licensing requirements are interpreted and applied consistently across the state. These bulletins reflect our staff’s opinions on questions we receive. We review these opinions and issue new bulletins when statutes, situations and industry trends change.

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Feb 27, 2020

File and Use Catering Certificates: Funerals and Private Events

LIC004 — This bulletin explains who is eligible to obtain a File and Use Catering Certificate by filing a notice form with TABC before the event (no prior approval required), how to file the notice form, and the requirements for keeping certain records. 

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April 1, 2019

Caterer Certificates and Winery Festival Permits: File and Use vs. Prior Approval

LIC003 — This advisory provides guidance on what kind of TABC approval is required in order to obtain a Caterer Certificate and a Winery Festival Permit (see TABC’s Administrative Rules §33.12 and 33.15). 

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April 6, 2018

Expedited Processing Fees

LIC002 — The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) has recently amended Administrative Rule 33.23, which governs license and certificate surcharges as well as expedited processing fees. 

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Jan 12, 2012

Shipping, Delivery and Transportation of Wine

LIC001 — This bulletin is issued by the Staff of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to clarify the statutory authorization of certain permit types to deliver, ship or transport wine throughout the state of Texas to the ultimate consumer for off-premises consumption. 

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