The Texas Alcoholic
Beverage Commission (TABC) requires alcoholic beverage manufacturers,
distributors, retailers, etc. to apply for licenses and permits
before they may operate in the State of Texas. As an authorized
agent for TABC, the County Beer and Liquor License Department collects
state and county fees on several different types of licenses and
& Wine Permits
If you have proper
identification and are the owner listed on the application, a deputy
in our office will notarize your application. The Tax Office will
issue a temporary receipt that must remain in public view on your
premises until you receive your permanent license from TABC.
The fees shown on
the application are State of Texas fees only. You will also have
to pay a County fee, a state surcharge fee and, when appropriate,
a renewal fee. When you have received an application for a renewal
beer license from TABC, bring it to the
at . Please e-mail: for more information.
Beer licenses cannot
be renewed earlier than 30 days before the renewal date. If you
fail to renew your license on time, but apply for renewal between
the first and 10th day after the renewal, a late fee will be added.
If you fail to renew your license on time, and let more than 10
days go by after the renewal date, you will be required to do the
following: 1) cease selling beer; and 2) re-file with TABC.
The application for
a new license will instruct you on where to go to get the application
processed. Renewal applications can be obtained by visiting the
Tax Office or can be processed by mail as long as the form is completely
filled out, all copies must contain original signature by the owner
and all copies are notarized. Payments can be made by check or money
order or by cash if you choose to come by the office. Renewal applications
by mail should be addressed to , Tax Assessor-Collector,
Attn: Beer and Liquor Department, .
The Tax Office does
not collect any state fees for liquor permits. Those fees are collected
only through TABC. Applications for alcoholic beverage licenses
are available from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC),
P.O. Box 13127, Austin, Texas 78711. Local offices of the TABC can
be found on the TABC website.
you receive notice that it's time to renew your liquor license,
in addition to paying your state renewal fee, you should also contact
the County Tax Office to pay the appropriate fee for the County
Liquor Control Permit. This fee is always one-half of the state
fee. Renewals for the County permit can also be processed by mail,
or done at the downtown location.