TABC Code and Rules

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code is comprised of statutes created or amended by the Texas State Legislature which meets for 140 days during odd-numbered years. The Code posted on this page includes changes made by the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session and First Called Session, 2013. These changes are made in red.

Legislative Updates 2003-2013

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code is available in Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat formats.

Description Word Adobe Acrobat
All Titles 732k 1884k
Cover, Preface, Table of Contents 179k 176k
Title 1 - General Provisions
Chapter 1
33k 43k
Title 2 - Administration of Code
Chapters 2-6
58k 115k
Title 3 - Licenses and Permits
Chapters 11-81
251k 692k
Title 4 - Regulatory and Penal Provisions
Chapters 101-110
137k 374k
Title 5 - Taxation
Chapters 201-206
50k 93k
Title 6 - Local Option Elections
Chapter 251
32k 36k
Appendix 132k 278k
Index 158k 259k

TABC Administrative Rules

Administrative Rules are adopted by state agencies, after the public is provided notice and the opportunity for comment. Section 5.31 of the Alcoholic Beverage Code gives TABC the authority to "prescribe and publish rules necessary to carry out the provisions of this code." Title 16, Part 3 of the Texas Administrative Code is specifically related to the Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

Proposed rule changes are posted on this website as well as in the Texas Register published on the Secretary of State's website. You may view adopted changes to the TABC administrative rules on the Texas Register website. The rule book on our website is updated as changes are adopted.

TABC Rules - Word (531k)
TABC Rules - PDF (968k)
Updated on January 2013