TABC Code and Rules
New, simpler Texas alcohol laws and rules will take effect Sept. 1, 2021. Learn about the changes to license types, fees and technology on our TABC 2021 Changes page.
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code is made up of the guiding laws for the alcoholic beverage industry and passed by the Texas State Legislature.
After clicking the link below, choose "Alcoholic Beverage Code" in the Select Code dropdown menu.
TABC Administrative Rules
TABC’s Administrative Rules are created in an open and transparent process. Texas law gives TABC the ability to make the rules necessary to carry out the statutes adopted by lawmakers. Like other state agencies, TABC’s rules then become part of the Texas Administrative Code (Title 16, Part 3).
The Rulemaking Process
Draft rules considered for publication by TABC staff may be discussed at a stakeholder meeting before being considered by the Commission.
Following Commission decisions, proposed rule changes and adopted changes to the TABC Administrative Rules are posted in the Texas Register and published on the Texas Secretary of State's website. The Administrative Rules are updated on the TABC website as new rules become effective.