Alcoholic beverage licensing and permits in the state of Texas: We can help.
It can be an impossible task to navigate your way through the liquor license application process with TABC let alone the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code. Texas Liquor License is a professional permit service and we’re here to help. We combine outstanding service with the most reasonable fees in Texas.
Our office is conveniently located alongside the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission in the Arlington Downs Tower in Arlington, Texas.
Our clients are both the most recognizable brands in the food service industry as well as the mom and pop shops you rely on for that pit stop you make every day. From restaurants, bars and night clubs to convenience stores, supermarkets or even distilleries and professional ball parks, we handle the application process for our clients from start to finish on a flat fee basis.
We’re not just a hired gun. We like to thank of ourselves as a member of your team. The service doesn’t stop once your license is issued. We’re there for you any time you have questions or need a hand trouble shooting issues in all areas that we have expertise including the TABC, zoning, bonds, server training or even sales taxes and the State Comptroller. When you’re a client of ours, we have your back. Most of our business is earned through referrals and repeat business so be assured we want to help you build a winning team.
Is it worth it to use our services? If we can get you open and selling even a week sooner than if you tried to handle the application process on your own, our fee has paid itself. Meanwhile you’re able to focus all of your attention on getting your business up and running instead of jumping through hoops for the TABC.
Let us form your LLC/Inc. for FREE (you just pay the state filing fee of $308). This can save you hundreds of dollars and is just one more example of how our service really does pay for itself.
As dedicated professionals, we take our jobs very seriously. Many of our clients have been with us for over 30 years because they know we can get them licensed and selling faster than if they try to handle the application process on their own. The faster you get licensed, the faster you start making money. This means our service really does pay for itself. You’ll be capturing sales you wouldn’t otherwise have earned.
We’d like the opportunity to answer all of your questions and discuss your project with you in greater detail. Please contact us today.
Let us form your corporation or LLC- for FREE (you just pay the $308 state filing fee). We do this as part of our flat fee service, saving you hundreds of dollars. We want to make our services as cost efficient to you as we can.
TABC Conduct Surety and Mixed Beverage Tax Bonds: We know the markets better than anyone. If you need a bond, fill out the bond application accessible on our home page. Just click on “Get A Bond” and we will get you quoted within 24 hours or less.
Sr. Licensing Agent, Dan Lindsey, completed his first Private Club Registration Permit in 1980 and has been assisting Texas Liquor License clients ever since. Throughout his 30 plus years processing thousands of liquor license applications and consulting for the restaurant industry, Dan has owned and operated numerous restaurants which helps to him understand the needs of his clients. He also represents those same clients on sales tax issues involving the State Comptroller and can help you acquire a sales tax bond or assist with tax audits. At Texas Liquor License, Dan leads a team that includes Mary Kirby, herself with over 30 years of experience as a licensing examiner for the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. If you need questions answered or want a quote to obtain a liquor license, contact Dan at 817-635-1550 ext. 153. If you need legal representation for a TABC case, our legal associates and referrals can also assist you.
Conveniently located just below the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission on the first floor of the Arlington Downs tower in Arlington, Texas Liquor License is a professional licensing service. We handle all aspects of the TABC licensing process from beginning to end; processing applications for all types of liquor, beer and wine permits inside the State of Texas.
Our services include preparation of the permit application, obtaining certifications from the state comptroller, city secretary, county clerk, publisher’s affidavit, the hearing with the county Judge or obtaining the Judge’s waiver, developing the personal history affidavits, packaging any permit bonds required for tax and conduct surety and drafting all supplementary affidavits as requested by the TABC.
Every liquor license application is unique. Issues may arise because of the location, such as the history of past businesses at the address or proximity to schools, churches, residences or daycare centers, to the partners and officers involved. If you or your partner don’t qualify for a liquor license and your business can’t afford not to have alcoholic beverage sales, contact us to discuss your options. Texas Liquor License has processed thousands of applications. We have experience working through almost every issue imaginable.
Location issues are more complex than just counting the feet to the nearest church, school or daycare. Night club operators need to be aware of the history of any location they are looking to lease or buy. Buildings that have housed former night clubs with a history of criminal activity may actually have a hold on them, making it impossible to obtain a liquor license at that address. If you have questions about your location, contact us before you execute a lease or purchase the building.
Many types of alcohol related businesses such as bars, night clubs and gentleman’s club require special use permits obtained from the local planning and zoning commission as well as a special permit from the vice division of the local police dept. Just because you find the perfect location for your business doesn’t mean it qualifies for a certificate of occupancy or liquor license. It’s important to do your research before signing on the dotted line. There are too many landlords willing to take your up-front rent payments knowing their building doesn’t qualify for the required permits.
Anyone forming a partnership with numerous investors should be aware of some of the pitfalls that go along with a long list of partners on your TABC application. Issues like back taxes owed to the Comptroller on past investments made by individual partners, criminal background checks and more can put holds on your application. If you work with private equity investors, consult us about your options when it comes to the liquor license process.
City of Houston applicants may be aware of the 1,000 alcohol free zone around schools. Don’t let this deter you for pursuing a liquor license. Depending on the nature of your business, you may be able to acquire a waiver from the city. As a pro-business city, Houston’s enforcement of the rule is not as draconian as it may sound.
Dallas applicants frequently have to acquire an Special Use Permit (“SUP”) from the city before starting a bar or night club business. This is a very long winded process that can take up to 3 months to accomplish and only then will the city certify a TABC application, leaving another 6 to 8 weeks to get your license in hand. If you want to avoid the SUP process with the city while not being forced to sell mostly food, contact us to discuss our options.
If you’re looking to set up a micro-distillery, brewpub or winery we can help. We handle the application process with both state and federal agencies. Once we’ve obtained your federal basic permits from the Alcohol, Tobacco & Tax Trade Bureau (TTB), we complete the process for your state permits through TABC. Along the way, we handle your federal alcohol dealer and FDA registration, bonding and assist you with setting up your online COLA account so you can register your labels. We’ve worked with manufacturers all over the state and look forward to being of service to you.
Many of our clients are nationally known brands. Others are mom and pop businesses that need affordable help when it comes to matters with the state. One thing they all have in common is they know the benefits of using our services. Our help doesn’t end when your liquor license is issued. We’re a permanent member of your team and our help is always just a phone call, email or text away.
Our clients choose to work with us because more often than not, we can get them licensed and selling faster than if they did it themselves. This accelerates your revenue allowing you to capture sales you wouldn’t have earned if you tried to handle the license application by yourself. In this respect, our fee really does pay for itself.
If you have questions or would like a quote for our services, contact us today. We are ready to answer those questions and be of service to you and your business.