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The licensing division investigates and processes applications for all phases of the alcoholic beverage industry, including the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, storage, and distribution of alcoholic beverages. The division must ensure that each applicant qualifies to hold such license/permit and adheres to all applicable regulatory requirements. Approximately 100,000 licenses and permits are issued each year by division personnel.
If you are just getting started, take some time to review our Application Guide for Retailers or the Application Guide for Wholesalers, Distributors and Manufacturers.
Your best resource when applying for a new license or permit is your local TABC office. They can walk you through the licensing process and answer any questions you might have. By using the links on the right, you can find the local TABC office that serves your county. You can also find a description of various licenses and permits, a link to the licensing fees and surcharges, licensing forms and instructions, and more.