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Alcohol Delivery and Pickup

This page outlines legal alcohol pickup and delivery allowed in Texas, also known as alcohol-to-go. Find your license or permit type below, and view this chart to learn:

  • If your business is allowed to offer pickup and delivery options.
  • Guidance for completing legal alcohol pickup and delivery under your license or permit.

Businesses allowed to sell or deliver alcohol to go may take orders or payments online or by phone.

Pickup

Who’s Allowed To Sell Alcohol for Consumer Pickup

See this overview chart and read the information below for your license or permit.

 

Mixed Beverage Permit (MB or RM), Private Club Registration Permit (N), Private Club Exemption Certificate Permit (NE) and Private Club Beer and Wine Permit (NB)

Wine and Beer Retailer's Permit (BG) and Retail Dealer's On-Premise License (BE)

  • May sell drinks to go if the type of alcohol is allowed for sale under your license or permit.
  • May put beverages in containers sealed by the license holder.
  • Alcohol does NOT have to be accompanied by a food order.

Package Store Permit (P), Wine-Only Package Store Permit (Q) and Wine and Beer Retailer's Off-Premise Permit (BQ)

  • May sell drinks to go that are allowed for sale under your permit.
  • Alcohol must be in unbroken, original containers.

Retail Dealer's Off-Premise License (BF)

  • May sell beer to go.
  • Alcohol can't be opened or consumed on, or near, the premises.

Brewpub License (BP)

  • Brewpubs also hold an MB, BG or BE, which can all sell to go. Refer to those other licenses and permits for the specific to-go sales guidelines.

Brewer's Permit (B) and Manufacturer's License (BA)

Distiller's and Rectifier's Permit (D)

  • May sell distilled spirits to go.
  • Distilled spirits must be in unbroken packages.
  • Containers can't exceed 750 milliliters.
  • May not sell more than two 750 mL bottles (or their equivalent) to the same person in a 30-day period.

Winery Permit (G)

  • May sell wine to go.
  • Wine must be in unbroken packages

Delivery

Who’s Allowed To Sell and Deliver Alcohol to Consumers

See this overview chart and read the information below for your license or permit.

 

Consumer Delivery Permit (CD)

Mixed Beverage Permit (MB or RM), Private Club Registration Permit (N), Private Club Exemption Certificate (NE) and Private Club Beer and Wine Permit (NB)

Wine and Beer Retailer's Permit (BG)

  • Can sell wine, beer and malt liquors and self-deliver if the BG also has a Local Cartage Permit (E or ET).
  • Can also have those beverages delivered using a third party that holds a Consumer Delivery Permit (CD).
  • Can put wine and beer-based beverages in containers sealed by the BG permit holder.
  • Alcohol does NOT have to be accompanied by a food order.
  • Only allowed within 2 miles of the corporate limits of your city, county or town.

Retail Dealer's On-Premise License (BE)

  • Can sell beer and have it delivered using a third party that holds a Consumer Delivery Permit (CD).
  • Can put beer-based beverages in containers sealed by the BE permit holder.

Package Store Permit (P) and Wine-Only Package Store Permit (Q)

  • Can sell drinks for delivery that are normally allowed by the license or permit.
  • Must have a Local Cartage Permit (E or ET) to self-deliver or must have alcohol delivered using a third party that holds a Consumer Delivery Permit (CD).
  • Alcohol must be in unbroken, original containers.
  • Only allowed within 2 miles of the corporate limits of your city, county or town.

Wine and Beer Retailer's Off-Premise Permit (BQ)

  • Can sell drinks for delivery that are normally allowed by the license or permit.
  • Must have alcohol delivered using a third party that holds a Consumer Delivery Permit (CD).
  • Alcohol must be in unbroken, original containers.
  • Only allowed within 2 miles of the corporate limits of your city, county or town.

Retail Dealer's Off-Premise License (BF)

  • Can sell beer and have it delivered using a third party that holds a Consumer Delivery Permit (CD).
  • Alcohol can't be opened or consumed on, or near, the premises.

Brewpub License (BP)

  • Refer to secondary Mixed Beverage Permit (MB) or Retail Dealer's On-Premise License (BE) for the ability to deliver alcohol to consumers.
  • Brewpubs that hold a Wine and Beer Retailer's Permit (BG) are not authorized for delivery.

Winery Permit (G)

  • Direct shipping of wine is allowed as normal.
  • Can sell wine and have it delivered using an entity that holds a Carrier's Permit (C).
  • Can deliver if the winery holds a Private Carrier’s Permit (O).