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

  Port Bridge Name
El Paso Region 1 PDN - Paso Del Norte International Bridge
(915) 533-9277 2 BOTA - Bridge of the Americas (Cordova)
  3 Ysleta or Zaragosa
  4 Stanton Street Bridge (Good Neighbor Bridge)
  5 Fabens
  6 Fort Hancock
  7 Presidio
Eagle Pass Region 8 Amistad Dam
(830) 773-5434 9 Del Rio International Bridge
  10 Eagle Pass International Bridge I
  11 Eagle Pass Bridge II
Laredo Region 12 Columbia
(956) 723-3521 13 Laredo IV (World Trade Bridge)
  14 Gateway (Bridge I)
  15 Lincoln/Juarez (Bridge II)
Hidalgo Region 16 Falcon Dam
(956) 843-2371 17 Roma International Bridge
  18 Rio Grande City
  19 Los Ebanos Ferry
  20 Anzalduas Bridge
  21 Hidalgo International Bridge
  22 Pharr
Progreso Region 23 Donna
(956) 565-3621 24 Progreso International Bridge
Brownsville Region 25 Los Indios
(956) 546-6200 26 Gateway Bridge
  27 B & M R.R.
  28 Veterans International Bridge (Los Tomates)

Map of Texas Bridges to Mexico