Alcoholic Beverage Permit

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Apply for an Alcoholic Beverage Permit

  • A fully completed TABC application must be submitted to the City Secretary.
  • The appropriate City fees will be collected upon approval of the permit.
  • Applicants must complete and sign an Alcoholic Beverage Permit Application, supplied by the City Secretary, indicating the location of the establishment and whether the establishment will be for On-Premise or Off-Premise consumption.  

The following information is provided for potential applicants seeking to obtain an Alcoholic Beverage Permit:

Effective October 1, 2014, the City of Richardson approved Ordinance No. 4072 establishing that the City fee (one half of the state fee) is due upon establishment or renewal of the state fee.  All City fees will be collected in accordance with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code, Section 11.38.   See attached Fee Schedule for appropriate fees due. 

The City will make every effort to process applications in a timely manner.  Please allow 3-5 days for a response.

Off Premise Permits - Things To Consider


To review the City's Code regarding Alcohol, please refer to Part II, Chapter 4 of the City of Richardson Code of Ordinances.

Questions regarding the City's application process should be directed to the City Secretary's Office at 972-744-4290. Questions regarding zoning or the Special Permit process should be directed to the Department of Development Services at 972-744-4240.

General questions regarding the sale of beer and wine should be directed to the local office of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission at 817-652-5912 or visit their web site at

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