Permit & License Renewal
TABC permits and licenses must be renewed with the state every two years.
The TABC has implemented an online service for permit holders to easily renew their licenses and/or permits without having to go into their local TABC office or mail in any paperwork.*
*This service is only available if all the information and ownership for the permit has remained unchanged. If any changes have occurred, you must inform the TABC. Please contact Storm Liquor License for guidance and assistance with submitting changes to the TABC.
Before a permit or license is issued, the TABC requires at least one of the permit-holding entity’s controlling parties to complete an interview where a TABC Compliance Agent goes over the dos and don’ts of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
Recently, the TABC created the Responsibilities Course to cut down the wait time for interviews and speed up the permit process.
The Responsibilities Course is not available for all permits and licenses yet, but is an option for the most common permits and licenses.
Do you know what type of permit or liquor license your establishment requires?
From your location to the type of establishment you are running, several factors influence what type of permit you need. These different factors can make the process confusing and overwhelming.
Our Permit Summary breaks down the most common permits or liquor licenses available in Texas to retail establishments.
This quick reference guide will help kickstart your application process in the right direction.