Permits for establishments that serve liquor within Harris County are governed by
Title 3, Subtitle A - Chapter 11, Subchapter A - Section 11.38, of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code, which states that: “(a) The governing body of a city or town may levy and collect a fee not to exceed one-half the state fee for each permit issued for premises located within the city or town. The commissioners court of a county may levy and collect a fee equal to one-half of the state fee for each permit issued for premises located within the county.. .” Liquor- New Applicant
Applications for liquor licenses are available from the
TABC at P.O. Box 13127, Austin, Texas 78711.Your local office, which is listed on the TABC website, will advise you how to begin the application process. Liquor- Renewal
Renewals for the Harris County permit can be processed by mail, or in person at the downtown location.
mail should be addressed to:
Ann Harris Bennett, Tax Assessor-Collector
Attn: Beer & Wine
P.O. Box 4663
Houston, Texas 77210-4663
To submit in person, go to:
Harris County Tax Office
1001 Preston, 1st floor
cashier windows 15-19
In order for the Tax Office to process your request, you must provide payment in the form of cash, check, cashier’s check or money order.
Note: Checks and money orders should be made payable to ‘Ann Harris Bennett Tax Assessor-Collector’. Please do not send cash by mail.
Please call our office at (713) 274-8150 with any questions concerning license renewal.
The county fee is equal to one-half the state permit fee, as authorized by Alcoholic Beverage Code, Section 11.38a. Following is a fee chart associated with your county liquor permit
Liquor Permits County Fee (1 yr) County Fee (2 yr)
J/JD - BONDED WAREHOUSE $75.00 $150.00
WP- WATER PARK PERMIT $15.00 $30.00
D - DISTILLER'S & RECTIFIER'S $750.00 $1,500.00
LP - LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR'S $50.00 $100.00
S-NONRESIDENT SELLER'S PERMIT $75.00 $150.00
MB - MIXED BEVERAGE **** ****
AW-MANUFACTURE'S AGENT'S WAREHOSING PERMIT $375.00 $750.00
P - PACKAGE STORE $250.00 $500.00
Q - WINE ONLY PACKAGE STORE PERMIT $37.50 $75.00
W - WHOLESALER'S PERMIT $937.50 $1,875.00
X - GENERAL CLASS B WHOLESALER'S PERMIT $150.00 $300.00
PR-PROMOTIONAL PERMIT $37.50 $75.00
G - WINERY PERMIT $37.50 $75.00
*** Please call our office at (713) 274-8150 or email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions concerning license renewal.