Texas is a great place to live and a great place to open a business. If you are thinking about opening a bar in Texas, you will need to be aware of the alcoholic beverage licensing process. This can be expensive and there are many regulations you have to follow to get your license processed. Read on to learn more about what you need to know about getting your license.
It is illegal to sell liquor in Texas without a license. This means running a bar, selling alcohol online, or even making your own liquor. You will have to apply for a permit which can range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars depending on the scale of your business.
If you get caught dealing alcohol without a permit, you could end up paying a huge amount of fees and you don’t want that to happen to you. The first thing you want to do is determine how you plan to sell the alcohol. If you are opening a bar, do you also plan to make your own alcohol? Maybe you want to make your own alcohol and sell it online. Know how you want to use the alcohol.
After you have that part figured out, you will want to go to the Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission website or TABC. There are sections for retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers. Go to the appropriate section then fill out the application. Be sure that you follow all the instructions carefully and double check the application carefully before you submit it. You will need to include the fees as well.
Filling out the paperwork is very important because mistakes can be difficult to change at a later date. Save yourself bureaucratic headaches by taking the time to fill out the forms the right way. You will be glad you did.
Once you have been approved for a permit, you will want to make sure that you follow all the rules or else your permit could be revoked and you could end up with a big fine. Some licenses require an actual interview and someone from the city will even come to inspect your site before issuing the permit. A court hearing may even be necessary. Getting a liquor license in Texas isn’t always easy, but once you have it, you will be able to start making money.