The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) deals with a lot of frequently asked questions. These most commonly involve alcoholic beverage permits. Here are some of these questions and their answers.
1. Can a Permit Be Transferred to Another Owner?
You cannot transfer a permit to another person. If a business is sold, the new owner needs to apply for a permit. They cannot continue selling alcohol until they have received their permit.
2. Can a Permit Be Moved to a New Location?
You can transfer your permit to a different location, but only after submitting a request for a change of address. Keep in mind that any permits that specifically deal with beer can only be transferred within the same county. Permits for liquor can be transferred to other counties.
3. Can TABC Suspend a Permit?
Your TABC permit can be suspended if you violate the TABC Alcoholic Beverage Code. To avoid this situation, it is best to familiarize yourself with the code, so you don’t accidentally break it.
4. How Long Will It Take to Get a Permit?
It typically takes anywhere from one to two months to get your permit after applying. The exact length of time it takes to get approval depends on which permit your business needs and your city and county requirements. Remember that some cases require more than two months for your permit to arrive, so you must apply well before you plan to start selling alcohol. The TABC office in your area can help this process go smoothly and quickly. Contact them to make sure you meet all of the prerequisites before applying to make the process shorter.
These are some of the most commonly asked questions that TABC hears and their answers. While the list can be a lot longer, this should get you started understanding these permits’ basics.