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Originally created in 1935, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) is the state agency that regulates all phases of the alcoholic beverage industry in Texas. The duties of the commission include regulating sales, taxation, importation, manufacturing, transporting and advertising of alcoholic beverages.
At the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, we realize the great responsibility that the State of Texas has placed upon our agency, and we are committed to providing the best possible service to the people of Texas. We pledge to:
The mission of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is to serve the people of Texas, and protect the public health and safety, through consistent, fair and timely administration of the Alcoholic Beverage Code.
A safe and healthy Texas served by an innovative Alcoholic Beverage Commission regulating a responsible and compliant alcoholic beverage industry.
We recognize that quality service is essential in meeting our mission, goals, and responsibilities. We pledge to:
Our Public Information Officer is responsible for responding to any of your concerns regarding our agency. Please feel free to contact them:
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
P.O. Box 13127
Austin, Texas 78711
You may file a complaint about violations of the Alcoholic Beverage Code, including establishments and persons who sell or give alcoholic beverages to minors. For all complaints, you will need to provide the name and location of the establishment, if applicable, and a description of the violations observed.
Upon receipt, we will acknowledge your complaint within three working days. Every effort will be made to resolve your complaint within 60 working days. You will be notified of any situations that would require additional time for complaint resolution. If you have any questions or would like to file a complaint concerning a violation of the Alcoholic Beverage Code, please contact us by:
In order to file a complaint against the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission or an employee of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, please contact our Office of Professional Responsibility by:
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services. Complaints alleging discrimination by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission or an employee of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission on the provision of services can be filed by:
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. Following directions in the Application Guide, you may download the appropriate application packets with forms and instructions from our licensing forms page. The packets contain:
Please allow up to 60 calendar days for processing a new application. However, the application process may be completed faster depending on the complexity of the application.
For certain on-premise locations, the posting of a sign is required for 60 days prior to your permit being issued. Please contact your local TABC office as soon as possible to obtain a 60-Day Sign. In certain cases, an inspection of the proposed licensed location may be necessary for processing your application, as well as an interview/orientation for the applicant. Issuance of your license or permit will be delayed if these have not been conducted.
If a completed renewal application and all required fees have been filed with the agency prior to the expiration date of the permit or license, the permit holder may operate, under the expired permit or license, until the renewal application is denied or issued. Many types of licenses and permits may be renewed on-line.
If you have any questions or comments regarding our license and permit application process, please contact us:
We value your comments and will use them to measure our performance and improve our service. Communication of information and ideas provides an understanding and shared commitment toward achieving common goals.
Every effort will be made to respond to your inquiries within five working days of receipt. Questions, comments, suggestions, and requests for information can easily be made by e-mail, phone or mail:
Please take a few minutes to complete our Customer Satisfaction Survey. It will help us evaluate the services we provide and determine how they can be improved. We want to make this agency more responsive to the needs of the public, but we need the help of people like you to make it happen.