Beer Retailer, Off-Premises Consumption License - Local Fee

Commercial Permitting and Enforcement - ARACPE1003
Contact
Administration & Regulatory Affairs
Commercial Permitting and Enforcement

Physical Address:

1002 Washington Ave., 1st floor
Houston, TX 77002

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1561
Houston, TX 77251

832.394.8803
8 am to 4 pm
Plan Review
Not Required
Inspection
Required
Renewal
Required
Fee
$30
Renewal fee
$30
Valid Period
1 year, concurrent with TABC license
Processing Time
In person: 1 day; Mailed: 3 to 5 days, depending on delivery

About

License authorizes holder to sell beer in a lawful container direct to the consumer but not for resale and not to be opened or consumed on or near the premises where sold.

Conditions & Exceptions

Renewal is required during the term of the location's TABC eligibility.

What You Need

To establish a City fee account, the following data must be provided:

  • Business trade name 
  • Business (location) address 
  • Business owner name and contact information (mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address and primary contact - if available) 
  • Primary TABC license/permit number 
  • Certificate of Occupancy number
  • Method of payment: cash, check, cashier's check, money order, or debit/credit card
Apply in Person
  1. Bring the required documents and payment to the Houston Permitting Center.
  2. Obtain a numbered ticket from the Information Desk. Please wait in the lobby until your number is called.
Conditions & Exceptions

Approval of some locations may be based on the account holder providing on-going sales data to warrant continuation of alcohol sales/service. The City will provide the necessary form and advise the account holder when this information must be submitted.

Additional Resources
What You Need

Once a permit is issued, enforcement checks may occur, and are unscheduled and unannounced.

What You Need
  • Renewal notice (mailed at least 30 days prior to the account expiration date) 
  • Method of payment: cash, check, cashier's check, money order, or debit/credit card

If notice has not been received, contact 832-394-8803 and request a fee statement from ARA - Commercial Permitting & Enforcement.

Renew in Person
  1. Bring the renewal notice and payment to the Houston Permitting Center.
  2. Obtain a numbered ticket from the Information Desk. Please wait in the lobby until your number is called.
Renew by Mail

Return the renewal notice with payment to: 

Administration & Regulatory Affairs Department
Commercial Permitting & Enforcement Section
PO Box 1561
Houston, TX 77251-1561

Make checks and money orders payable to City of Houston.

Conditions & Exceptions

If on-going sales data reports are required, the City will provide the necessary form and advise the account holder when this information must be submitted.