TABC 2021 Changes
Changes to license types, fees and technology took effect Sept. 1, 2021. If your business currently holds a license or permit, or if you plan to apply for one, we’ve included the following information for you:
- Timelines for submitting certain applications to TABC.
- How the application process and fees have changed.
- Businesses’ license changes that took effect Sept. 1.
- What your business needs to do.
- The schedule your business must follow.
- What you must do to log into our new technology.
- Summary of changes accompanying beer and ale consolidation.
Overview of Changes
Temporary Licensing Process
To launch new technology and support changes made by the 86th Texas Legislature, TABC temporarily changed the processes to apply for original licenses, renewals, subordinate authorities, supplemental changes, and events.
License Types and Fees
The types of licenses offered by TABC and their associated fees were updated, effective Sept. 1, 2021.
TABC's new Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS) launched Sept. 1, 2021. All businesses will use AIMS to apply for licenses and conduct other transactions. This page describes the onboarding process and key information for your business.
Beer and Ale Changes
Legislative action ended the distinction between beer and ale. Both are now considered “malt beverages.” Learn about what this means for Texas businesses.
Local Government Changes
This page provides information about how changes affect local governments.