Don’t we all have a vision for a safe and healthy Texas? The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) sees this as their vision. And to serve the people of Texas and protect the public through consistent, fair, and timely administration of the Alcoholic Beverage Code.
Just to remind you. The TABC was originally created in 1935 as the state agency that regulates all phases of the alcoholic beverage industry in Texas. The duties of the TABC include regulating sales, taxation, importation, manufacturing, transporting, and advertising of alcoholic beverages.
In 2007, the TABC amended its mission to say that “The commission shall:
Here are 10 things about TABC you may not know:
- The Prohibition era heavily influenced the policies of the TABC. Once prohibition was repealed, Texas communities reverted to their previous wet/dry status. Shortly after, the TABC was created to regulate the state’s liquor laws.
- The types of licenses offered by TABC will change in 2021, impacting which ones a business needs to operate. License and permit fees will also change.
- TABC will launch the Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS) in 2021, a new online system that all businesses will use to apply for licenses and conduct other transactions. This page describes the onboarding process and key information for your business.
- A visit from TABC can be helpful for you and your business. Auditors are not only looking for violations but are also available to answer questions or discuss any issues you might be having. The Audit and Investigations Division also oversees required annual compliance reporting and maintains the delinquent list related to cash and credit laws for businesses in the alcoholic beverage industry.
- TABC’s regulatory compliance officers protect public safety and work with travelers who bring alcohol and cigarettes into Texas. The officers in the agency’s Ports of Entry division monitor 28 Texas-Mexico border crossings and two terminals at the Galveston Seaport. Their duties include:
- Ensuring people who are importing these products follow all legal restrictions.
- Preventing dangerous products from entering the U.S. while keeping alcohol out of minors’ hands.
- Collecting taxes and fees that go into the state’s General Revenue Fund
- Make sure you know the rules and restrictions before bringing alcohol or cigarettes into Texas
On the app, you can:
- Securely report a violation you see at a licensed location or file a complaint about a TABC employee or certification school
- File an official breach of the peace report if you’re a license or permit holder
- Search for and map out businesses with a TABC license or permit
- See a business’ location, contact information, license/permit status, and any past violations
- See pending and recently approved licenses and permits in an area
- Serving anyone under 21
- Over serving alcohol
- Selling alcohol during prohibited hours
- Illegal drug activity
- Breaches of the peace, such as fighting
- Suspected human trafficking
If you would like to be TABC certified register for our online TABC course today! We look forward to you joining the team!