Beer & Wine Permits
The office of the Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector is an authorized agent of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC). Renewal applications and Original Applications (Prequalification Packet) can be obtained by visiting the Tax Assessor Collector's Downtown Office or by visiting the TABC website at http://www.tabc.state.tx.us/forms/licensing_renewal.asp. To renew your beer license or to submit an Original Application, you must provide a completed renewal application and one photocopy.
Beer renewal applications 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 30th day after the expiration date, a late fee of $100.00 will be added. During this period of expiration, you are to cease from selling beer and wine. License holders that fail to renew after the 30 day grace period will be required to file an original application with the local TABC District Office once again.
If you possess a Package Store Permit or Liquor Wholesalers Permit with TABC, you will receive a notice from the Bexar County Tax Office to pay the appropriate fee equal to one-half the state fee for your county Liquor Permit. However, Mixed Beverage Permit holders will also receive a notice from our office during the third year of operation following the issuance of the Mixed Beverage Permit and a fee equal to one-half of the state fee will be due.
Completed Beer Renewal Applications, Original Applications, and County Liquor Permits can be processed by mail or in person at the Downtown Tax Office located at 233 N. Pecos-La Trinidad, Suite 170. If you are submitting your renewal application, Original Application, or County Liquor Permit by mail, the appropriate renewal fees may be paid by check or money order and addressed to Albert Uresti, MPA, Tax Assessor Collector, Attn: Beer and Liquor Department, 233 N. Pecos-La Trinidad, Suite 170, San Antonio, Texas 78207.
Sections 11.38 and 61.26, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code, were amended 9/1/2001 to allow TABC to deny or cancel a permit for the retail sale or service of alcoholic beverages, if it finds that the permit holder or applicant has not paid delinquent property taxes due on that permitted premises or from a business operated on that premises.
Fees will vary according to the class or type of beer, wine or liquor permits and licenses required for the operation of your establishment. For more information on fees, please contact (210) 335-6524
What Type of Licenses Do We Collect For?
Beer/Wine Permit -- for the sale and/or consumption of beer and wine only, i.e. Stop & Go's, 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.
An Application for these permits may be obtained by calling the local Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission office or visiting their website.