Industry Notice for Businesses in Path of Tropical Storm Nicholas
As Tropical Storm Nicholas heads toward Texas and Louisiana, TABC urges you to heed all warnings from your public safety officials. If your business has any issues related to the storm, TABC stands ready to help.
Visit TABC’s Disaster Assistance page to learn about the ways TABC can help businesses in disaster situations. Each assistance item indicates the disaster to which it applies. If you’d like to take advantage of a particular assistance item but it’s not yet available for your disaster situation, let TABC know.
For more help and information, contact a local TABC office or TABC's Austin headquarters at (512) 206-3333.
Temporary Office Closures Due to Tropical Storm Nicholas
The Houston Regional, Richmond and Beaumont offices are closed today and tomorrow due to heavy rain and potential flooding from Tropical Storm Nicholas.
To get in touch with our team, please visit our Contact Us page. If you have a question about the Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS), email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS) Successfully Launches
More than 2,000 users successfully created accounts and have begun using TABC’s new Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS). TABC’s new online hub launched yesterday to make it easier for businesses to conduct their TABC tasks anytime and anywhere.
Data in TABC's Public Inquiry System has been updated to reflect license consolidation and new technology.
Some businesses have reported discrepancies in the data and license status listed in the system. TABC is working to resolve these issues.
If there appears to be a discrepancy with a license status that may affect a wholesale/distribution or Local Distributor (LP) transaction, the business delivering the product can:
Accept from retail businesses proof of payment for their renewal and copy of their virtual summary screen from TABC's application system confirming that the retailer submitted a renewal application.
Accept from a retail business a copy of the renewed license or permit for that business (license that is not expired).
Contact TABC’s Licensing division to verify the license status:
If the business has a September 2021 expiration date, read the note below.
September Renewal Dates
TABC adopted special processes for licenses that expire in September 2021 to help accommodate the transition to AIMS. All licenses that expire in September 2021 are considered active and pending renewal by the agency, even if the status field indicates otherwise. This means that businesses with September 2021 expiration dates may continue to operate as normal and still accept wholesale/distribution or Local Distributor (LP) transactions, despite having an expired license date or status in Public Inquiry.
Note for Local Governments and Others Verifying License Status
While the TABC Public Inquiry System undergoes updates, you may use the same steps outlined above to verify a license or permit for any TABC-licensed business.
Updated Sept. 9, 2021.