How to Sell Alcoholic Beverages in Texas

Erwin Oropesa

If you plan to sell liquor in Texas, you need to obtain a liquor license from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. The commission oversees the sales, distribution and regulatory requirements for the state. Here’s what you need to know before you sell liquor at your business.

Qualifications

The state requires applicants to meet certain qualifications to apply for a TABC license. Because the state drinking age is 21, applicants must also be at least 21 years old. In addition, the state does not approve those who have violated the liquor laws in the state within the past years or have received in the past five years a felony conviction. You also need to make sure that your business is in an area that allows for the sale of alcohol. The city clerk can provide this information.

Application

Once you know you meet the qualifications for a license, you can

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