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Month-long pause in accepting applications as agency launches technology that will help businesses

AUSTIN — The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is reminding businesses to submit their applications for an original, or new, license to the agency before a month-long pause in accepting applications begins Aug. 1. The pause must happen for TABC to prepare new technology that will overhaul the way alcohol industry members conduct business with the agency.

The pause begins Aug. 1 and will remain in place until Sept. 1. During that time:

  • TABC will be unable to accept new license or permit applications — including applications for new primary licenses, subordinate licenses and supplemental changes.

  • The agency will continue to process applications for new licenses and permits completed no later than July 31.

  • Applications to renew an existing license or permit will not be affected.

  • TABC will accept applications for temporary events.

The pause will allow agency staff to migrate industry members’ data from the current system to the new Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS), which launches Sept. 1. Businesses should view specific instructions and deadlines now on TABC’s Temporary Licensing Process webpage.

AIMS will usher in a new way of working with TABC that’s easier, more efficient and less disruptive to businesses. Texans will be able to apply for a new license or renew their current license entirely online, replacing an old system that required applicants to submit paperwork directly to a TABC office. Business owners can also more easily track their application status, file reports, print out licensing forms and required signs, and apply for other TABC programs and initiatives.

“AIMS will revolutionize the way industry members interact with TABC,” Executive Director Bentley Nettles said. “While we’re excited to introduce this new technology to the people of Texas, our first priority is to reduce the overall disruption to businesses as we prepare for these exciting changes.”

TABC urges business owners planning to submit an original licensing application to complete their paperwork, as outlined on the TABC 2021 Changes webpages and TABC Rules, and submit payment before July 31. Regular licensing services will resume Sept. 1 using the new AIMS technology.

Sept. 1 marks the effective date of several new state laws related to the alcoholic beverage industry, including the merging of multiple license and permit types, as well as changes in malt beverage rules and license fees. To learn more, visit the TABC 2021 Changes webpages.


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