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TABC Information for Local Government Officials

We want to make accessing information as simple as possible for local government officials who regularly visit our website. This page is designed for:

  • Tax assessor-collectors
  • County judges
  • County clerks

On Sept. 1, 2021, TABC launched the new Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS), the online portal for businesses to complete applications, renewals and other tasks. Numerous laws and a new license structure also took effect Sept. 1.

TABC updated information for local government officials to reflect these changes. The September reporting period was the first to reflect these updates.

What To Know

  • New license and permit structure: Most cities and counties will see a shorter list of approved licenses or permits for their jurisdictions in the September reports (published in October) than in a typical month. This is correct. Because of the process needed to launch new technology, TABC approved a record number of licenses and permits in August ahead of the AIMS launch. 
  • License and permit fees: Remember that license and permit fees, in most instances, have not changed for local governments. See this chart for maximum local fees. Email your questions about local fees to city-countyfeesowed@tabc.texas.gov.
  • Read about changes: Learn more about changes to the license structure and 5% Reimbursement (Counties Only) by visiting the TABC Local Government Changes page.

New: Local Certifications Guide.

Types of Information

Tax Assessor-Collectors

Several datasets help county tax assessor-collectors:

  • 5% Invoice Details by MonthLook through up to four years of monthly statements to verify the amount of permit or fee money due to your county from TABC.
  • TABC Licenses and Permits IssuedCheck the new licenses or permits issued in your county by visiting the Texas Open Data Portal. Browser Compatibility: Do not use Internet Explorer to access this link. Use Google Chrome or other popular browsers for the best experience.
  • Liquor/Beer Issued 4x6 CardsVisit our Public Inquiry system and enter the information into the available fields. There are several types of information to choose from: 
    • All — A complete list of licenses/permits
    • Renewals  
    • Third-year notification — Mixed Beverage Permits reaching collection status
    • Reissued — Licenses and permits with changes
    • New — Newly issued licenses and permits
    • Change of expiration date — Licenses and permits with updated expiration date
  • Mailed Renewal ApplicationsFind information about mailed renewal applications in our Public Inquiry system.
  • Data and ArchivesView data and historic information, including per capita consumption reports.

County Clerks

TABC maintains wet/dry status and election information related to alcohol sales for use by the public and county officials.

County Judges

The TABC County Judge's Guide explains the most commonly requested information as well as the regulatory provisions of the Alcoholic Beverage Code and procedural rules that apply to county judges.

Complaint Process for Local Governments

The law requires that all peace officers in the state enforce the provisions of the Alcoholic Beverage Code and help TABC detect violations. If a local government suspects any unlawful activity at a TABC-licensed location, file a complaint with us so that we can investigate and take appropriate action.