Texas Set to Implement Major Changes to Alcohol License Types and Fees

Alexander Dunn | August 27, 2021

A review of the passage of House Bill 1545, also known as the 2019 TABC Sunset Bill, has compelled the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) to majorly revamp their alcohol license process and fees. The following changes are set to be effective September 1, 2021. 

What changes are occurring?

Texas is moving from 75 to 37 licenses and permits, which includes the elimination of 14 licenses/permits and 24 licenses/permits being consolidated into others. Going forward, a business should only need one license/permit to carry out all of their business activities in Texas, opposed to the several licenses/permits they may have needed in the past. 

Additionally, these changes have led to a shift into a new Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS). The new license structure and fees will be in the AIMS online system launching on September 1, and the eliminated licenses/permits will not exist in AIMS. Licensees should make sure they can access their accounts to prepare for any changes to their licenses that might occur during the next renewal period. Please note that all active licenses will remain active until their set expiration dates. 

The following changes are occurring to specific licenses:

The TABC has published additional information regarding the consolidation of licenses and updated fees

As always, Sovos ShipCompliant will continue to monitor for any further changes made by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

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