Who is Allowed to Sell and Deliver Alcohol to Consumers in Texas according to the TABC

This information is valid as of 8/9/2020 and can be found on the TABC website.

https://www.tabc.state.tx.us/coronavirus/files/To-GoDelivery.pdf

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The TABC Chart below outlines ho can make alcohol to-go sales and deliver alcohol to consumers. If your business is allowed to sell alcohol to-go or deliver alcohol you can accept payments by phone or online.

If you have a “Consumer Delivery Permit (CD)” from the TABC

If you have a “Mixed Beverage Permit (MB or RM)” from the TABC

  • Can sell wine, beer, and malt liquors and self-deliver if the BG also has a Local Cartage Permit (E or ET), or have it delivered using a third-party that holds a Consumer Delivery (CD) Permit.
  • Can put wine and beer-based beverages in containers sealed by the BG permit holder (unlike MB permit holders).
  • Alcohol does NOT have to be accompanied by a food order (unlike MB permit holders).
  • Only allowed within two miles of the corporate limits of your city, county or town.

If you have a “Retail Dealer’s On-Premise License (BE)” from the TABC

  • Can sell beer and have it delivered using a third-party that holds a Consumer Delivery (CD) Permit.
  • Can put beer-based beverages in containers sealed by the BE permit holder (unlike MB permit holders).

If you have a “Package Store Permit (P)/Wine-Only Package Store Permit (Q)” from the TABC

  • Can sell drinks for delivery that are normally allowed by the license or permit.
  • Must have a Local Cartage Permit (E or ET) to self-deliver, or must have alcohol delivered using a third-party that holds a Consumer Delivery (CD) Permit.
  • Alcohol must be in unbroken, original containers.
  • Only allowed within two miles of the corporate limits of your city, county or town.

If you have a “Wine and Beer Retailers Off-Premise Permit (BQ)” from the TABC

  • Can sell drinks for delivery that are normally allowed by the license or permit.
  • Must have alcohol delivered using a third-party that holds a Consumer Delivery (CD) Permit.
  • Alcohol must be in unbroken, original containers.
  • Only allowed within two miles of the corporate limits of your city, county or town.

If you have a “Retail Dealer’s Off-Premise License (BF)” from the TABC

  • Can sell beer and have it delivered using a third-party that holds a Consumer Delivery (CD) Permit.
  • Alcohol can’t be opened or consumed on or near the premises.

If you have a “Brewpub License (BP)” from the TABC

  • Refer to secondary Mixed Beverage Permit (MB) or Retail Dealer’s On-Premise License (BE) for the ability to deliver alcohol to consumers.
  • Brewpubs that hold a Wine and Beer Retailer’s Permit (BG) are not authorized for delivery.

If you have a “Winery Permit (G)” from the TABC

  • Direct shipping of wine is allowed as normal.
  • Can sell wine and have it delivered using an entity that holds a Carrier’s Permit (C), or the winery may deliver it themselves if it holds a Private Carrier Permit (O).

These are the current TABC rules on Delivery of Alcohol and To-go Sales of Alcohol for the State of Texas.

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