Breach of Peace

Instructions For Reporting Breaches of the Peace / Disturbances

TABC license and permit holders are required to report to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission as soon as possible but within 24 hours any incident on the licensed premises where a person shoots, stabs, causes serious* bodily injury to, or murders a person.

*Serious bodily injury is defined in Section 1.07 of the Penal Code as "bodily injury that creates a substantial risk of death or that causes death, serious permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ."

Unless required by the previous section to report within 24 hours, TABC license and permit holders are required to report to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission as soon as possible but within five days any incident on the licensed premises where either:

  1. Law enforcement or emergency medical services personnel respond to the premises of a permit or license; OR
  2. A disturbance is created on the premises by a person who does any of the following:
    1. Causes bodily injury to another person;
    2. Threatens another person with a weapon;
    3. Discharges a firearm on the premises of the permit or license; or
    4. Destroys the permittee's or licensee's property, if the incident is reported by the permittee or licensee to a law enforcement agency.

An incident described in paragraphs (1) and (2) in this section only has to be reported if it:

  1. Occurs at a time when the permittee or licensee or any person allowed by the permittee or licensee is on the premises and
  2. Interferes with, interrupts, or intrudes upon the operation or management of the licensed premises.

A breach of the peace may be reported:

Please provide as detailed information as possible when reporting a breach of peace. The information required to be reported is the same regardless of how it is reported. See the form below for the information required to be reported by fax or by e-mail.

Breach of the Peace Reporting form in Microsoft Word format.
Breach of the Peace Reporting form in Adobe PDF format.