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Alcoholic Beverage Tax & License

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission LogoThe Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission requires alcoholic beverage manufacturers, distributors, retailers, etc. to apply for licenses and permits before they may operate in the State of Texas.  The TABC provides  information regarding licenses/permits to the public; go to http://www.tabc.state.tx.us



New Liquor or Beer License/permit
In Bell County, NEW alcoholic beverage license/permit application processing is available at the following location ONLY:

TABC - Belton Outpost  
550 E. 2nd Avenue  
P.O. Box 305  
Belton, Tx  76513  
Phone:  (254) 933-5380        
Fax:  (254) 933-5369  

Hours of Operation vary each week. It is best to call to check for the time.  Tentative weekly hours are:

Monday -- Friday  8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.  &  1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

 If there are any questions during the times that the office is closed, please contact the Waco TABC office at 254-776-7626.  



Renewal for Liquor License/permit
The State of Texas mails a renewal statement to the licensee annually.  These fees are to be sent directly to the TABC in the form of a cashier's check , Company Check or Business Check  made payable to the Comptroller of Public Accounts at the following address:

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
P. O. Box 13127
Austin, Texas  78711-3127

Payment may also be made online  or in person at any TABC Office.

A description and an amount of the State Renewal fees appears in the following table:

LIQUOR PERMIT RENEWAL FEES  EFFECTIVE  10/24/2013
Surcharges are subject to annual change

CODE DESCRIPTION OF PERMITS/LICENSES Authorizing 
Statute 
TABC Code
FEES SURCHARGE TOTAL DUE
AW Agent's Manufacturing Warehousing Permit Ch 55 $1,500.00 $651.00 $2,151.00
A Agent's Permit Ch 35 $20.00 $94.00 $114.00
AB Airline Beverage Permit Ch 34 $4,400.00 $327.00 $4,727.00
PE Beverage Cartage Permit Ch 44 $40.00 $151.00 $191.00
J Bonded Warehouse Permit Ch 46 $300.00 $136.00 $436.00
JD Bonded Warehouse Permit (Dry Area) Ch 46 $300.00 $136.00 $436.00
B Brewer's Permit Ch 12 $3,000.00 $576.00 $3,576.00
DA Brewer's Self-Distribution Permit CH 12A $500.00 $250.00 $750.00
C Carrier's Permit Ch 41 $60.00 $252.00 $312.00
CB Caterer's Permit Ch 31 $1,000.00 $278.00 $1,278.00
TB Daily Temporary Mixed Beverage Permit (Per Day) Ch 30 $50.00 $201.00 $251.00
TN Daily Temporary Private Club Registration Permit Ch 33 $50.00 $226.00 $276.00
DS Direct Shipper's Permit Ch 54 $150.00 $376.00 $526.00
D Distiller's & Rectifier's Permit Ch 14 $3,000.00 $350.00 $3,350.00
DK Distiller's Agent's Permit CH 15 $20.00 $94.00 $114.00
FB Food and Beverage Certificate Ch 25 $200.00 $576.00 $776.00
BP Brewpub License Ch 74 $1,000.00 $426.00 $1,426.00
FC Forwarding Center Authority Rule 35.6 $2,000.00 $278.00 $2,278.00
I Industrial Permit Ch 38 $120.00 $261.00 $381.00
E Local Cartage Permit Ch 43 $60.00 $202.00 $262.00
ET Local Cartage Transfer Permit Ch 42 $60.00 $202.00 $262.00
LP Local Distributor's Permit Ch 23 $200.00 $452.00 $652.00
LI Local Industrial Alcohol Manufacturer's Permit Ch 47 $200.00 $327.00 $527.00
T Manufacturer's Agent's Permit Ch 36 $20.00 $94.00 $114.00
MR Market Research Packager's Permit Ch 49 $200.00 $127.00 $327.00
MI Minibar Permit - Original Ch 51 $4,000.00 $350.00 $4,350.00
   --1st Renewal   $3,000.00 $350.00 $3,350.00
   --2nd Renewal   $2,000.00 $350.00 $2,350.00
   --3rd & All Subsequent Renewals                                    $1,500.00 $350.00 $1,850.00
MB Mixed Beverage Permit - Original Ch 28 $6,000.00 $602.00 $6,602.00
   --1st Renewal   $4,500.00 $602.00 $5,102.00
   --2nd Renewal   $3,000.00 $602.00 $3,602.00
   --3rd & All Subsequent Renewals                        $1,500.00 $602.00 $2,102.00
RM Mixed Beverage Permit
w/FB - Original
Ch 28 $6,000.00 $602.00 $6,602.00
   -- 1st Renewal   $4,500.00 $602.00 $5,102.00
   -- 2nd Renewal   $3,000.00 $602.00 $3,602.00
   -- 3rd & All Subsequent Renewals   $1,500.00 $602.00 $2,102.00
LB Mixed Beverage Late Hours Permit Ch 29 $300.00 $327.00 $627.00
U Nonresident Brewer's Permit Ch 13 $3,000.00 $376.00 $3,376.00
S Nonresident Seller's Permit Ch 37 $300.00 $376.00 $676.00
P Package Store Permit Ch 22 $1,000.00 $501.00 $1,501.00
PS Package Store Tasting Permit Ch 52 $50.00 $176.00 $226.00
Q Wine Only Package Store Permit Ch 24 $150.00 $553.00 $703.00
PT Passenger Train Beverage Permit Ch 48 $1,000.00 $602.00 $1,602.00
O Private Carrier's Permit Ch 42 $60.00 $252.00 $312.00
NE Private Club Exemption Certificate Permit Ch 32 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
N Private Club Registration Permit - OPTION 1 - 2 year permit Ch 32      
   --0 to 250 Members   $1,500.00 $901.00 $2,401.00
   --251 to 450 Members   $2,700.00 $901.00 $3,601.00
   --451 to 650 Members   $3,900.00 $901.00 $4,801.00
   --651 to 850 Members   $5,100.00 $901.00 $6,001.00
   --851 to 1,000 Members   $6,000.00 $901.00 $6,901.00
   --Over 1,000 Members   $6/Member $901.00 VARIES
N Private Club Registration Permit - OPTION 2 - Original Ch 32 $7,000.00 $901.00 $7,901.00
   --1st Renewal   $5,500.00 $901.00 $6,401.00
   --2nd and All Subsequent Renewals   $4,000.00 $901.00 $4,901.00
NB Private Club Beer and Wine Permit Ch 32 $3,000.00 $901.00 $3,901.00
NL Private Club Late Hours Permit Ch 33 $1,500.00 $350.00 $1,850.00
L Private Storage Permit Ch 45 $200.00 $202.00 $402.00
PR Promotional Permit Ch 50 $600.00 $376.00 $976.00
K Public Storage Permit Ch 45 $200.00 $202.00 $402.00
W Wholesaler's Permit Ch 19 $3,750.00 $701.00 $4,451.00
X General Class B Wholesaler's Permit Ch 20 $600.00 $651.00 $1,251.00
LX Local Class B Wholesaler's Permit Ch 21 $150.00 $651.00 $801.00
V Wine and Beer Retailer's Permit Excursion Boat Ch 25 $260.00 $553.00 $813.00
Y Wine and Beer Retailer's Permit Railway Car (Fee-Per Car) Ch 25 $60.00 $553.00 $613.00
Z Wine Bottler's Permit Ch 18 $450.00 $602.00 $1,052.00
G Winery Permit Ch 16 $150.00 $701.00 $851.00
GF Winery Festival Permit Ch 17 $100.00 $278.00 $378.00
GS Winery Storage Permit Ch 45 $200.00 $202.00 $402.00

In addition to the above fees paid directly to the TABC, Section 11.38 of the Alcoholic Beverage Code provides, in part, the Bell County Commissioners' Court (all counties) may levy and collect a fee not to exceed one-half of the state fee for certain alcoholic beverage permits issued for premises in Bell County.  These fees can be paid through the mail or in person with a money order, cashier's check, or personal check.  TEMPORARY CHECKS will not be accepted. Payment may be made to:

Shay Luedeke
Bell County Tax Assessor-Collector
550 E. 2nd Avenue
Belton, Texas  76513

The following county fees are collected by the County Tax Assessor-Collector in Bell County.

LIQUOR PERMIT RENEWAL FEES  EFFECTIVE  10/24/2013

CODE DESCRIPTION OF FEE MAXIMUM COUNTY FEE
AW Agent's Manufacturing Warehousing Permit $750.00
A Agent's Permit $10.00
AB Airline Beverage Permit $2,200.00
PE Beverage Cartage Permit $20.00
J Bonded Warehouse Permit $150.00
JD Bonded Warehouse Permit (Dry Area) $150.00
B Brewer's Permit $1,500.00
DA Brewer's Self-Distribution Permit $250.00
C Carrier's Permit $30.00
CB Caterer's Permit $500.00
TB Daily Temporary Mixed Beverage Permit (Per Day) $25.00
TN Daily Temporary Private Club Registration Permit $25.00
DS Direct Shipper's Permit $75.00
D Distiller's & Rectifier's Permit $1,500.00
DK Distiller's Agent's Permit $10.00
FB Food and Beverage Certificate $100.00
BP Brewpub License $500.00
FC Forwarding Center Authority $1,000.00
I Industrial Permit $60.00
E Local Cartage Permit $30.00
ET Local Cartage Transfer Permit $30.00
LP Local Distributor's Permit $100.00
LI Local Industrial Alcohol Manufacturer's Permit $100.00
T Manufacturer's Agent's Permit $10.00
MR Market Research Packager's Permit $100.00
MI Minibar Permit - Original $2,000.00
   --1st Renewal $1,500.00
   --2nd Renewal $1,000.00
   --3rd and All Subsequent Renewals $750.00
MB Mixed Beverage Permit - Original $3,000.00
   --1st Renewal $2,250.00
   --2nd Renewal $1,500.00
   --3rd and All Subsequent Renewals $750.00
RM Mixed Beverage Restaurant Permit with FB - Original $3,000.00
   --1st Renewal $2,250.00
   --2nd Renewal $1,500.00
   --3rd Renewal $750.00
LB Mixed Beverage Late Hours Permit $150.00
U Non Resident Brewer's Permit $1,500.00
S Non Resident Seller's Permit $150.00
P Package Store Permit $500.00
PS Package Store Tasting Permit $25.00
Q Wine Only Package Store Permit $75.00
PT Passenger Train Beverage Permit $500.00
O Private Carrier's Permit $30.00
NE Private Club Exemption Certificate Permit $0.00
N Private Club Registration Permit - OPTION 1 - 2 year permit  
   --0 to 250 Members $750.00
   --251 to 450 Members $1,350.00
   --451 to 650 Members $1,950.00
   --651 to 850 Members $2,550.00
   --851 to 1,000 Members $3,000.00
   --Over 1,000 Members $3.00 Per MEMBER
N Private Club Registration Permit - OPTION 2
Original
$3,500.00
   --1st Renewal $2,750.00
   --2nd and All Subsequent Renewals $2,000.00
NB Private Club Beer and Wine Permit $1,500.00
NL Private Club Late Hours Permit $750.00
L Private Storage Permit $100.00
PR Promotional Permit $300.00
K Public Storage Permit $100.00
W Wholesaler's Permit $1,875.00
X General Class B Wholesaler's Permit $300.00
LX Local Class B Wholesaler's Permit $75.00
V Wine and Beer Retailer's Permit Excursion Boat $130.00
Y Wine and Beer Retailer's Permit Railway Car (Fee-Per Car) $30.00
Z Wine Bottler's Permit $225.00
G Winery Permit $75.00
GF Winery Festival Permit $  50.00
GS Winery Storage Permit $100.00

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission or Administrator may cancel a permit if it finds that the permittee has not paid a fee levied under this section.  A permittee who sells an alcoholic beverage without first having paid a fee levied under this section commits a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than $10 nor more than $200.00.



Renewal for Beer License/permit
Section 61.36 of the Alcoholic Beverage Code provides, in part, that the Bell County Commissioners' Court (all counties) may levy and collect a fee equal to one-half the state fee for each license, except a temporary or agent's beer license, issued for premises located within Bell County.  These fees can be paid through the mail or in person with a money order, cashier's check or business check (Temporary Checks will not be accepted).   Payment may be made to:

Shay Luedeke
Bell County Tax Assessor Collector
550 E 2nd Ave
P O Box 669
Belton, TX 76513

 Effective February 1, 2014 an application to renew a license shall be filed with the commission no earlier than 30 days before the license expires but not after it expires.  The application shall be signed by the applicant and shall contain complete information required by the commission showing that the applicant is not disqualified from holding a license.  The application shall be accompanied by the appropriate license fee.  No applicant is required by the commission or administrator to submit to a renewal hearing before the county judge.

Effective February 1, 2014 counties will no longer be accepting payment for TABC on renewals or original applications due to the legislative change passed by the 83rd Legislature (SB1035).
Surcharges on beer permits are subject to change each year, depending on the anticipated number of licenses/permits issued versus the T.A.B.C.'s appropriation.  The Commission determines the amount of the surcharge each summer and the Licensing Department notifies this office each year of the changes by supplying a new surcharge table.  The surcharges on all licenses and permits with an issue date of October 24, 2013 or later are:

Code

Beer Licenses

Auth Statute TABC Code

State Fee

Surcharge

Maximum County Fee

Renewal Fee

Total
Due

BK Agent's Beer License Ch 73 $20.00 $94.00 $10.00 $2.00 $126.00
BC Branch Distributor's License Ch 66 $150.00 $701.00 $75.00 $2.00 $928.00
BB General Distributor's License Ch 64 $600.00 $701.00 $300.00 $2.00 $1,603.00
BI Importer's License Ch 67 $40.00 $278.00 $20.00 $2.00 $340.00
BJ Importer's Carrier's License Ch 68 $40.00 $202.00 $20.00 $2.00 $264.00
BD Local Distributor's License Ch 65 $150.00 $701.00 $75.00 $2.00 $928.00
BA Manufacturer's License - 1st Establishment Ch 62 $1,500.00 $651.00 $750.00 $2.00 $2,903.00
   --2nd Establishment   $3,000.00 $651.00 $1,500.00 $2.00 $5,153.00
   --3rd, 4th, & 5th Establishments   $8550.00 $651.00 $4,275.00 $2.00 $13,478.00
   --Excess of 5 Establishments   $16,800.00 $651.00 $8,400.00 $2.00 $25,853.00
DB Manufacturer's Self-Distribution License Ch 62A $500.00 $250.00 $250.00 $2.00 $1,002.00
MW Manufacturer's Warehouse License Ch 62 $600.00 $553.00 $300.00 $2.00 $1,455.00
BS Nonresident Manufacturer's License Ch 63 $1,500.00 $576.00 $750.00 $2.00 $2,828.00
FB Food and Beverage Certificate Ch 25 $200.00 $576.00 $100.00 $2.00 $878.00
BP Brewpub License Ch 74 $1,000.00 $426.00 $500.00 $2.00 $1,928.00

BF

Beer Retailer's Off Premise License Ch 71 $120.00 $553.00 $60.00 $2.00 $735.00

BE

Beer Retailer's On Premise License (Excluding Bexar,Dallas, Harris, Tarrant Counties) Ch 69 $300.00 $553.00 $150.00 $2.00 $1,005.00

BE

Beer Retailer's On Premise License - Original (Bexar, Dallas, Harris Tarrant Counties) Ch 69 $2,000.00 $553.00 $1,000.00 $2.00 $3,555.00
  Renewal   $1,500.00 $553.00 $750.00 $2.00 $2,805.00
BL Retail Dealer's On Premise Late Hours License Ch 70 $500.00 $327.00 $250.00 $2.00 $1,079.00
SL Storage License Ch 75 $400.00 $202.00 $200.00 $2.00 $804.00
BH Temporary License Ch 72 $30.00 $201.00 $15.00 $2.00 $248.00
CA Temporary Charitable Auction Permit Ch 53 $25.00 $201.00 $12.50 $2.00 $240.50
BG Wine & Beer Retailer's Permit (Excluding Bexar, Dallas, Harris, Tarrant Counties) Ch 25 $350.00 $553.00 $175.00 $2.00 $1,080.00
BG Wine & Beer Retailer's Permit - Original (Bexar, Dallas, Harris, Tarrant Counties) Ch 25 $2,000.00 $553.00 $1,000.00 $2.00 $3,555.00
  Renewal   $1,500.00 $553.00 $750.00 $2.00 $2,805.00
BQ Wine & Beer Retailer's Off Premise Permit Ch 26 $120.00 $553.00 $60.00 $2.00 $735.00
 
The Alcoholic Beverage Commission of Administrator may cancel a license if it finds the licensee has not paid a fee levied under this section.  A licensee who sells an alcoholic beverage without first having paid a fee levied under this section commits a misdemeanor punishable by  a fine of not less than $10 nor more than $200.