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License Changes

Use this page to prepare for the major legislative changes TABC will be implementing to license types and fees on Sept. 1, 2021. You will find the following information on this page:

  • How the application process and fees will change.
  • Businesses’ license changes occurring Sept. 1.

What Happens Sept. 1 and What You Need To Do

License and Permit Types

On Sept. 1, all current TABC-licensed businesses will be operating under the new license and permit structure in the Alcoholic Beverage Code. To determine the impact on your business, we’ve created a chart showing how certain current licenses will change and be merged into a new license structure.

See TABC Sept. 1, 2021 License Consolidation Explained chart.

For most businesses, the new structure means their licenses will have a different name, additional authorities will be included in the license, or there won’t be any changes. These businesses should keep in mind the following things:

  • Be aware of the changes in the License Consolidation Explained chart.
  • You won’t need to take any action other than accessing AIMS based on your scheduled onboarding date shown in the Technology Changes page.
  • TABC will not print or send a new license to you, but you must print your new license once you access AIMS.

Authorizations for certain license and permit types — like Nonresident Seller’s Permit (S) with a Nonresident Brewer’s Permit (U), Wholesaler’s Permit (W), or General Class B Wholesaler’s Permit (X) — change on Sept. 1 due to consolidation of beer and ale to malt beverages

  • However, even if your license type loses its ale authorization on Sept. 1, you may continue to purchase, sell, transport or store ale and malt liquor under that license until its expiration date.
  • After the license expires, you’ll need to apply for another license to continue activities involving beverages that were classified as ale before Sept. 1 if you don’t already hold the correct license type. For example, if you hold a Wholesaler’s Permit (W) and already hold a General Distributor’s License (BB), you may distribute all malt beverages under the BB.


TABC will update this page with more information about fees soon.