Ports of Entry

  • Personnel in the Ports of Entry (POE) program monitor compliance with the personal importation laws of the State of Texas along the Texas-Mexico border.
  • Taxpayer compliance officers verify that persons importing alcoholic beverages meet all legal requirements for importing and collecting the appropriate fees and taxes.
  • Through an agreement with the Comptroller of Public Accounts, POE personnel are also responsible for determining compliance with the state laws in the importation of cigarettes and collecting the taxes.
  • POE personnel are strategically placed at various locations along the Texas-Mexico border to maximize revenue collection.
  • Staffing is maintained through six port offices, which monitor 28 international crossings.
  • TABC has upgraded its Tax Collection System to accept Credit Cards and Debit Cards at most locations.

TABC Collects Taxes on Alcohol and Cigarettes at the Following Texas/Mexico Ports: (Click on a location name to see an aerial photo. Most photos are courtesy of the Texas Department of Transportationexternal link)

Southwest Region

Joe Fralin, Regional Manager
(210) 731-1720

Includes El Paso, Eagle Pass and Laredo Districts



El Paso District

Anna Contreras, Supervisor
(915) 533-9277

Port Number Location Name Payment Type Accepted
1 PDN - Paso Del Norte International Bridge Cash or credit card (MasterCard and Visa)
2 BOTA - Bridge of the Americas (Cordova) Cash or credit card (MasterCard and Visa)
3 Ysleta or Zaragoza Cash or credit card (MasterCard and Visa)
4 Stanton Street Bridge (Good Neighbor Bridge) Cash only
5 Fabens Cash only
6 Fort Hancock Cash only
7 Presidio Cash or credit card (MasterCard and Visa)


Eagle Pass District

Hector Leura Jr., Supervisor
(830) 773-5434

Port Number Location Name Payment Type Accepted
8 Amistad Dam Cash only
9 Del Rio International Bridge Cash or credit card (MasterCard and Visa)
10 Eagle Pass International Bridge I Cash or credit card (MasterCard and Visa)
11 Eagle Pass International Bridge II Cash or credit card (MasterCard and Visa)


Laredo District

Raul Garza, Supervisor
(956) 725-7552

Port Number Location Name Payment Type Accepted
12 Columbia Cash only
13 Laredo IV (World Trade Bridge) Cash only
14 Gateway (Bridge I) Cash only
15 Lincoln/Juarez (Bridge II) Cash or credit card (MasterCard and Visa)


Rio Grande Valley / Galveston Seaport Region

Carla Rios, Regional Manager
(956) 464-2702

Includes Hidalgo, Progreso, Brownsville and the Seaport Districts



Hidalgo District

Mary Rivera, Supervisor
(956) 843-2371

Port Number Location Name Payment Type Accepted
16 Falcon Dam Cash only
17 Roma International Bridge Cash or credit card (MasterCard and Visa)
18 Rio Grande City Cash only
19 Los Ebanos Ferry Cash only
20 Anzalduas Bridge Cash or credit card (MasterCard and Visa)
21 Hidalgo International Bridge Cash or credit card (MasterCard and Visa)
22 Pharr Cash or credit card (MasterCard and Visa)


Progreso District

Jose Galvan, Supervisor
(956) 565-3621

Port Number Location Name Payment Type Accepted
23 Donna Cash or credit card (MasterCard and Visa)
24 Progreso International Bridge Cash or credit card (MasterCard and Visa)
25 Los Indios Cash or credit card (MasterCard and Visa)


Brownsville District

Maria Medrano, Supervisor
(956) 546-6200

Port Number Location Name Payment Type Accepted
26 Gateway Bridge Cash or credit card (MasterCard and Visa)
27 B & M R.R. Cash or credit card (MasterCard and Visa)
28 Veterans International Bridge (Los Tomates) Cash or credit card (MasterCard and Visa)


Seaport District

Charles Reubens, Supervisor
(409) 370-0216

Port Number Location Name Payment Type Accepted
29 Galveston Seaport Terminal 1 Cash or credit card (MasterCard and Visa)
30 Galveston Seaport Terminal 2 Cash or credit card (MasterCard and Visa)


Map of Texas Bridges to Mexico