A lot of people ask about the TABC license and permits when they are thinking about starting a certain type of business in Texas. If you are opening a restaurant or a bar anywhere in Texas, you are going to need this TABC permit or license if you have any hopes of being able to serve alcohol. So what is this license and why does it exist? We can take a look, and we hope the information will help you as you are looking to figure out the legal ramifications of the type of business you want to start.
The reason why these licenses exist is because they want to ensure that not every type of business is able to serve alcohol. They want to do certain checks on the business, such as the types of people who are allowed to enter, or what systems they will have in place to ensure that minors are not being served alcohol. And while you may think these checks are routine and will not cause you any issues, you can never know what will happen when they do the inspection before deciding whether to approve your license.
What you need to do is give yourself the best possible chance of getting the license. And that means you are going to have to get the process started as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the closer you are cutting it, which means that you could get denied within a few days of your intended opening date. And that is just never a good sign for any business. Start early. In those cases, even if you do get denied, you have the time to appeal and to fix any issues they may have brought up as the reason why you did not get the license initially.