License/Permit Information by Class

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Data Files Last Updated September 17, 2014

To download a public information listing by class, select the license type you would like and click on the link. All files are stored in the format class_code.zip (example: bg.zip for Wine and Beer Retailers' Permits). All class files have been compressed with WINZIP. You will need an unzip utility to decompress the files to their text format. The License/Permit files are in a standard comma-delimited format and can be imported into a variety of wordprocessor, spreadsheet and database packages. The TABC does not provide software to read these files, nor can we provide technical assistance.


AB - AIRLINE BEVERAGE PERMIT: Permit authorizes a corporation operating a commercial airline to sell or serve alcoholic beverages while operating in or through Texas.

B - BREWER'S PERMIT: Permit authorizes holder to manufacture ale and malt liquor and sell the ale and malt liquor only to wholesale permit holders in this state or to qualified persons outside the state.

BA - MANUFACTURER'S LICENSE: License authorizes the holder to manufacture beer and sell it to holders of general, local and branch distributor license holders and to qualified persons outside the state, and to dispense beer for on-premises consumption.

BB - GENERAL DISTRIBUTOR'S LICENSE: License authorizes holder to sell beer to other distributors, local distributors, private clubs and retailers in the unbroken original packages from the manufacturer or distributor, to serve free beer for consumption on the licensed premises; distribute and sell to qualified persons for shipment outside the state.

BC - BRANCH DISTRIBUTOR'S LICENSE: License allows general distributor to expand distributing business at another location.

BD - LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR'S LICENSE: License authorizes holder to sell beer to local distributors, retailers, private clubs only in the county of his or her residence and to other licensed distributors, and to serve free for consumption on the licensed premises.

BE - RETAIL DEALER'S ON PREMISE LICENSE: License authorizes holder to sell beer for consumption on or off premises in a lawful container to the ultimate consumer but not for resale. Requires adequate seating area for customers.

BF - RETAIL DEALER'S OFF PREMISE LICENSE: License authorizes holder to sell beer in a lawful container direct to the consumer but not for resale and not to be opened or consumed on or near the premises.

BG - WINE AND BEER RETAILER'S PERMIT: Permit authorizes the holder to sell for consumption on or off the premises where sold but not for resale, beer, ale, malt liquor and wine not more than 14 percent or 17 percent (depending on type of local-option election). Requires adequate seating area for customers.

BI - IMPORTER'S LICENSE: License authorizes distributor to import beer from outside Texas.

BJ - IMPORTER'S CARRIER'S LICENSE: License authorizes a distributor, also holding an Importer's License, to import beer in vehicles owned or leased in good faith.

BP - BREWPUB LICENSE: License authorizes the holder to manufacture, brew, bottle, can, package and label malt liquor, ale, and beer; sell or offer without charge, on the premises of the brewpub, to ultimate consumers for consumption on or off those premises, malt liquor, ale or beer produced by the holder in or from a lawful container, to the extent the sales or offers are allowed under the holder’s other permits or licenses; must be held with permit or license authorizing on-premises consumption. Total production cannot exceed 5,000 barrels for each licensed location.

BQ-WINE AND BEER RETAILER'S OFF-PREMISE PERMIT: Permit authorizes the holder to sell for off-premises consumption only, but not for resale, wine, beer, and malt liquors containing alcohol in excess of one-half of one percent (1/2 of 1%) by volume and not more than 14 percent or 17 percent of alcohol by volume (depending on type of local-option election).

BS - NONRESIDENT MANUFACTURER'S LICENSE: License authorizes the holder to have beer received in Texas only by holder of Importer's License.

C - CARRIER'S PERMIT: Permit authorizes holder to transport liquor into and out of this state and between points within this state—but not to dry areas.

CB - CATERER'S PERMIT: Permit authorizes Mixed Beverage Permit holder to sell mixed beverages on a temporary basis at a place other than the premises for which the Mixed Beverage Permit is issued but only in areas "wet" for the sale of mixed beverages.

D - DISTILLER'S AND RECTIFIER'S PERMIT: Permit authorizes permit holder to manufacture distilled spirits and rectify, purify, and refine distilled spirits, mix liquor, bottle and package finished products and sell to wholesalers and qualified individuals outside this state and import from nonresident seller distilled spirits for manufacturing and rectifying purposes.

DS - OUT-OF-STATE WINERY DIRECT SHIPPER’S PERMIT: Permit authorizes the holder to sell and deliver wine that is produced or bottled by the permittee to an ultimate consumer located in wet or dry areas in the State of Texas. Delivery of wine must be shipped by a common carrier that holds a carrier’s permit issued by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. Permittee may not deliver more than three gallons of wine within any 30-day period to the same consumer in this state; or sell to ultimate consumers more than 35,000 gallons of wine annually.

E OR ET (IF TRANSFER COMPANY) - LOCAL CARTAGE PERMIT: Permit authorizes warehouse or transfer companies to transport liquor within city limits. Permit may also be issued to Package Store and Wine-Only Package Store permit holders to deliver liquor to customer within the city or two-mile limit thereof and transport liquor within the county between his or her other licensed premises.

FB - FOOD AND BEVERAGE CERTIFICATE: A Food and Beverage Certificate may be issued to the holder of a Beer Retailer’s On-Premise Permit or Wine and Beer Retailer’s Permit if food service is the primary business being operated on the licensed premises or to the holder of a Mixed Beverage Permit or Private Club Permit if food service is available on the premises and the gross receipts of alcoholic beverages do not exceed 50 percent of total gross receipts.

The holder must meet requirements of the Code and Rule 33.5 concerning minimum number of entrees served, hours of service, etc.

Certificate allows holder to be exempt from posting a conduct surety bond.

G - WINERY PERMIT: Permit authorizes holder to manufacture, bottle, label and package wine containing not more than 24 percent alcohol by volume; sell wine to wholesalers, winery and wine bottler's permit holders; sell wine to ultimate consumers in unbroken packages for off-premises consumption; sell wine to permit holders authorized to sell wine to ultimate consumer (retailers); and dispense free wine for consumption on the winery premises.

GS - WINERY STORAGE PERMIT: Permit authorizes holder of a winery permit whose winery is located in a county (all or part dry) to store the winery’s product in a dry area of that county.

I - INDUSTRIAL PERMIT: Permit authorizes holder to use alcohol for industrial purposes tax free.

J - BONDED WAREHOUSE PERMIT: Permit authorizes holder to store liquor for any permit holder who holds a Public Storage Permit.

JD - BONDED WAREHOUSE PERMIT (DRY AREA): Permit authorizes holder to store wine in a dry area for a winery permit holder who holds a Public Storage Permit.

K - PUBLIC STORAGE PERMIT: Permit authorizes holder to store alcoholic beverages in a public storage warehouse that holds a Bonded Warehouse Permit.

L - PRIVATE STORAGE PERMIT: Permit authorizes holder to store alcoholic beverages in private warehouse owned and/or operated by permit holder.

LI - LOCAL INDUSTRIAL ALCOHOL MANUFACTURER'S PERMIT: Permit authorizes holder to manufacture, rectify and refine industrial alcohol, denature alcohol, blend alcohol with petroleum to make a motor fuel and sell same to consumers. Denatured alcohol may only be sold to holders of Local Industrial Alcohol Manufacturer’s or Industrial permits or qualified persons outside the state.

LP - LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR'S PERMIT: Permit authorizes Package Store permit holders to sell alcoholic beverages to Mixed Beverage, Private Club Registration and Private Club Exemption Certificate permit holders.

LX - WHOLESALER (LOCAL CLASS B) PERMIT: Permit authorizes holder to purchase and import malt and vinous liquor from Nonresident Sellers, Brewers permit holders and other wholesalers and Class B Wholesalers, and sell same to retailers in the county of residence and wholesalers authorized to sell same.

MB - MIXED BEVERAGE PERMIT: Permit authorizes the holder to sell mixed drinks from unsealed containers and wine, beer, ale and malt liquor in containers of any legal size for on-premises consumption.

MI - MINIBAR PERMIT: Permit authorizes a mixed beverage permit holder in a hotel to sell alcoholic beverages in the guest rooms of that hotel from a locked container located in the guest rooms.

MR - MARKET RESEARCH PACKAGER'S PERMIT: Permit authorizes the holder to receive alcoholic beverages produced by and belonging to authorized permit and license holders inside or outside the state and to place the beverages in containers or packaging materials as a service to the license or permit holder in connection with market research and return same to the license or permit holder.

MW - MANUFACTURER'S WAREHOUSE LICENSE: License authorizes the holder of a manufacturer's license who on Jan. 1, 1993, operated under Section 62.12 and 203.28 of the code to have a warehouse where beer sales are lawful and to import beer from outside the state for delivery to the licensed warehouse for sale to beer distributors or for removal to other warehouses of the manufacturer.

N - PRIVATE CLUB REGISTRATION PERMIT: Permit authorizes club to serve alcoholic beverages to its members and their guests.

NB - PRIVATE CLUB BEER AND WINE PERMIT: Permit allows holder to have activities authorized under a Private Club Permit restricted to the storage and service of wine, beer and malt liquor for club members.

NE - PRIVATE CLUB EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE PERMIT: Permit authorizes club to serve alcoholic beverages to its members and their guests. Permits issued in compliance with 32.11—fraternal and veterans organizations.

P - PACKAGE STORE PERMIT: Permit authorizes the holder to sell liquor, malt and vinous liquors on or from licensed premises at retail to consumer for off-premises consumption.

PR - PROMOTIONAL PERMIT: This permit authorizes the holder to engage in activities to promote and enhance the sale of an alcoholic beverage in this state, including activities that take place on the premises of the holder of a permit or license under this code, on the behalf of a distiller, brewer, rectifier, manufacturer, winery, or wine bottler with whom the promotional permit holder has entered into a contract for the purposes of this chapter.

PS - PACKAGE STORE TASTING PERMIT: Permit authorizes the holder to conduct product tasting of distilled spirits, wine, beer and malt-based or spirit-based coolers on the licensed premises of the holder's package store during regular business hours.

PT - PASSENGER TRAIN BEVERAGE PERMIT: Permit authorizes a corporation operating a commercial passenger train to sell or serve alcoholic beverages while operating in or through Texas.

Q - PACKAGE STORE PERMIT (WINE ONLY): Permit authorizes the holder to sell ale, malt liquor, wine and vinous liquors on or from licensed premises at retail to consumer for off-premises consumption. The holder of a wine-only package store permit whose premises is located in a wet area allowing the legal sale of wine for off-premises consumption only as determined by an election held under Section 251.19 may only purchase, sell, or possess vinous liquor only-- no ale or malt liquor on those premises.

RM - MIXED BEVERAGE IN RESTAURANT PERMIT WITH FB: Permit authorizes a restaurant located in an area voted wet for the legal sale of mixed beverages in restaurant by food and beverage certificate holder to sell mixed drinks, wine, beer, ale and malt liquor for consumption on the premises of the restaurant.

S - NONRESIDENT SELLER'S PERMIT: Permit authorizes distillers, wineries, importers, brokers and others to solicit, take orders, ship liquor or cause liquor to be shipped to permit holders authorized to import liquor into Texas. A Nonresident Seller’s Permit can be issued to persons inside the state, as well as to persons outside the state. If issued to persons inside the state, they cannot take physical possession (store or transport) the liquor.

SL - STORAGE LICENSE: License authorizes the holder to import beer, ale and malt liquor from the holders of a Nonresident Manufacturer’s License or a Nonresident Brewer’s Permit located in Mexico and store the same until it can be shipped out of the state. The licensed premises must be in a "wet" area located in a county with a population of 300,000 or less that borders Mexico. License may only be issued to the holder of a customs broker’s license.

U - NONRESIDENT BREWER'S PERMIT: Permit authorizes out-of-state brewer to sell ale or malt liquor to Texas permit holders qualified to import. Nonresident Brewer must also hold Nonresident Seller's Permit.

V - WINE AND BEER RETAILER'S PERMIT - EXCURSION BOAT: Permit authorizes excursion boat to sell and serve beer and wine up to 14 percent or 17 percent (depending on type of local-option election) for consumption on the excursion boat while operating in a wet area.

W - WHOLESALER'S PERMIT: Permit authorizes holder to purchase and import distilled spirits, malt liquor, ale and vinous liquor from Nonresident Seller permit holders, other wholesalers and Class B Wholesalers, and sell same to retailer and wholesalers authorized to sell same.

X - WHOLESALER (GENERAL CLASS B) PERMIT: Permit authorizes holder to purchase and import malt liquor, ale and vinous liquor from Nonresident Sellers, Brewers permit holders, other wholesalers and Class B Wholesalers, and sell same to retailers and wholesalers authorized to sell same.

Y - WINE AND BEER RETAILER'S PERMIT FOR RAILWAY DINING, BUFFET OR CLUB CARS: Permit authorizes railway dining, buffet or club cars to sell and serve beer and wine up to 14 percent or 17 percent (depending on type of local-option election) for consumption on each train car while operating in a wet area.

Z - WINE BOTTLER'S PERMIT: Permit authorizes holder to purchase and import wine from Nonresident Seller, purchase wine in this state from holder of wholesaler's, winery or wine bottler's permits; and bottle, re-bottle, label, package and sell wine to permit holders in this state authorized to purchase and sell same.

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