Administration & Regulatory Affairs

Alcohol and Alcohol-Related Business

*** Permit requirements are set by the TABC and enforced by the City of Houston

Requirements: Applicants must:

  • Apply with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
  • Submit a copy of the TABC prequalification to the ARA for location approval
  • Obtain a Certificate of Occupancy from the Public Works & Engineering Department, Code Enforcement section
  • Apply for any other applicable City permits or licenses
  • Pay city fees as applicable (see Chapter III, Code of Ordinances). Fees range from $10 to $1000 annually, depending on the TABC license/permit.

Expiration: Year to Date