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TABC 2021 Changes

Use these pages to prepare for major changes TABC will be making to license types, fees and technology on Sept. 1, 2021. If your business currently holds a license or permit, or if you plan to apply for one this year, we’ve included the following information for you:

  • Timelines for submitting certain applications to TABC.
  • How the application process and fees will change.
  • Businesses’ license changes occurring 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.

We've marked items on these pages that are in development or need commission approval. Visit the TABC Agency Meetings page to learn more about proposed rules and opportunities for public input.

Overview of Changes

Temporary Licensing Process

Prepare Now for Applications, Renewals, Events and More

To launch new technology and support changes made by the 86th Texas Legislature, TABC must temporarily change the processes to apply for original licenses, renewals, subordinate authorities, supplemental changes, and events.

Businesses should begin preparing now to ensure they can access the licensing services they may need over the summer.

License Types and Fees

The types of licenses offered by TABC will change, which may impact which ones a business needs to operate. License and permit fees will also change.

Technology Changes

TABC will launch the Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS), a new online system that all businesses will use 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 is ending the distinction between beer and ale. Both will be considered “malt beverages.”

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