TABC Offers One-Year Renewals for Certain Mixed Beverage Permit Holders

Martin Powers & Counsel, PLLC

In an attempt to offer temporary relief to Mixed Beverage Permit Holders that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) is allowing certain business owners to renew their mixed beverage permits for one year rather than the standard two-year period. 

Doing so will cut the renewal fees in half allowing Texas liquor license holders to keep more cash in hand. In these uncertain times, this new option of a shorter renewal period will be welcomed by many in the alcoholic beverage industry.

Who Is Eligible for the Shorter TABC Permit Renewal?

To be eligible for the one-year renewal, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a Mixed Beverage Permit Holder
  • The permit must have an expiration date between July 15, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2020
  • Must be able to show that your business has been negatively impacted by COVID-19, such as a significant reduction in sales compared to the same timeframe last year

However, don’t forget the TABC did not extend the deadlines for renewals. Following their usual practice, the TABC will allow renewals to be submitted (though not effective) as early as 30 days prior to the permit expiration date. We like to submit renewals approximately 15 to 30 days in advance of the permit expiration date to ensure no issues with renewal.

Stay Up to Date on TABC Permits and the TABC Amid COVID-19

For more information on the one-year renewals and how to apply, view the TABC Industry Notice on One-Year Renewals

For more information on all other COVID-related TABC topics, visit the TABC Coronavirus Information page.

About Martin Powers & Counsel PLLC. Dallas-based Martin Powers & Counsel, PLLC is a boutique business law firm dedicated to providing personalized and strategic legal services for businesses of every size. The firm is home to experienced attorneys with expertise in business disputes, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) compliance, labor and employment law, real estate transactions, landlord/tenant disputes, contract negotiations, general counsel services, and other areas at the intersection of business and law.