Beer & Wine Permits
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) requires alcoholic beverage manufacturers, distributors, retailers, etc. to apply for licenses and permits before they may operate in the State of Texas. As an authorized agent for TABC, the Beer and the Wilbarger County Tax Assessor-Collector office collects state and county fees on several different types of licenses and permits.
Beer & Wine Permits
The Tax Office will issue a temporary receipt that must remain in public view on your premises until you receive your permanent license from TABC.
The fees shown on the application are State of Texas fees only. You will also have to pay Wilbarger County fees, a state surcharge fee and, when appropriate, a renewal fee of $2.00. When you have received an application for a renewal beer license from TABC, bring it to the Wilbarger County Tax Office .
Beer licenses cannot be renewed earlier than 30 days before the renewal date. If you fail to renew your license on time, but apply for renewal between the first and 10th day after the renewal, a late fee of $100.00 will be added. If you fail to renew your license on time, and let more than 10 days go by after the renewal date, you will be required to do the following: 1) cease selling beer; and 2) re-file with TABC.
The application for a new license will instruct you on where to go to get the application processed. Renewal applications can be obtained by visiting the Tax Office or can be processed by mail as long as the form is completely filled out, all copies must contain original signature by the owner and all copies are notarized. Payments can be made by check or money order or by cash if you choose to come by the office.
The Tax Office does not collect any state fees for liquor permits. Those fees are collected only through TABC. Applications for alcoholic beverage licenses are available from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC), P.O. Box 13127, Austin, Texas 78711. Local offices of the TABC can be found on the TABC web site.
When you receive notice that it's time to renew your liquor license, in addition to paying your state renewal fee, you should also contact the Wilbarger County Tax Office to pay the appropriate fee. This fee is always one-half of the state fee.
What types of licenses do we collect for?
Beer/Wine Permit -- for the sale and/or consumption of beer and wine only, i.e. convenience store, grocery stores, some restaurants.
Mixed Beverage Permit -- allows the holder to sell and serve mixed drinks for consumption on the licensed premise, i.e., bars, hotels, some restaurants and ice houses that sell liquor only.
Mixed Beverage Late Hours Permit -- for those Mixed Beverage Permit holders that sell alcoholic beverages until 2:00 a.m.
Caterer's Permit -- authorizes the permit holder to sell mixed beverages and/or beer on a temporary basis at a place other than the premise.
Beverage Cartage Permit -- Allows the holder of a mixed beverage permit to transfer alcoholic beverages from the place of purchase to the licensed premise, i.e., beer delivery companies, liquor delivery companies, Don's & Ben's, Glaciers, Block Distributing.
How much are Beer and Wine Permits?
Beer and Wine Fee List