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Applications for alcoholic beverage licenses are available from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC), P.O. Box 13127, Austin, Texas, 78711. Local offices of the TABC can be found on the TABC website. The application for a new license will instruct you on where to go to get the application processed. When you have received an application for a renewal beer license from TABC, bring it to the Midland County Tax Office at 2110 N "A" St., Midland, Texas 79705. If you have proper identification and are the owner listed on the application, a deputy in our office will notarize your application. The Tax Office will issue a temporary receipt that must remain in public view on your premises until you receive your permanent license from TABC. The fees shown on the application are State of Texas fees only. You will also have to pay Midland County fees (which are one-half of the State fee) and, when appropriate, a renewal fee of $2.00.

Applications can be processed by mail as long as the form is completely filled out, all copies are signed by the owner, and all copies are notarized. Payment can be made by cash or check. Renewals by mail should be addressed to Kathy Reeves, Tax Assessor-Collector, Attn: Beer and Wine Department, 2110 N "A" St., Midland, Texas 79705. Please telephone our office at (432) 688-4810 should you have any questions concerning the permit/license process.

Renewals of beer licenses can be processed through the mail. Write to Kathy Reeves, Tax Assessor-Collector, Attn: Beer and Wine Department, 2110 N "A" St., Midland, Texas 79705. Renewals for beer and wine licenses can also be processed in person by going to our office, located at 2110 N "A" St.

Beer licenses cannot be renewed earlier than 30 days before the renewal date. If you fail to renew your license on time, but apply for renewal between the first and the 10th day after the renewal, a late fee of $100.00 will be added. If you fail to renew your license on time, and let more than 10 days go by after the renewal date, you will be required to do the following:
  • Cease selling beer
  • Re-file with TABC

When you mail the renewal for a liquor license to TABC, you should also contact the Midland County Tax Office to pay the appropriate fee for the Midland County Liquor Control Permit. This fee is always one-half of the state fee. Renewals for the Midland County permit can also be processed by mail, or done at the downtown location.

Following is a chart showing surcharges associated with various beer and wine licenses:
 
Code Classification Total State Fee State
Surcharge
Maximum
County
Fee
Renewal
Fee
BF Beer Retailer's Off-Premise License $239.00 $60.00 $147.00 $30.00 $2.00
BE Beer Retailer's On-Premise License $374.00 $150.00 $147.00 $75.00 $2.00
BG Wine and Beer Retailer's Permit $411.50 $175.00 $147.00 $87.50 $2.00
BQ Wine and Beer Retailer's Off-Premise Permit $239.00 $60.00 $147.00 $30.00 $2.00
BL Retail Dealer's On-Premise Late Hrs. Lic. $466.00 $250.00 $89.00 $125.00 $2.00
BP Brewpub License (if primary BG or BE) $865.00 $500.00 $115.00 $250.00 $2.00
BB General Distributor's License $638.00 $300.00 $186.00 $150.00 $2.00
BC Branch Distributor's License $300.50 $75.00 $186.00 $37.50 $2.00
BD Local Distributor's License $298.50 $75.00 $186.00 $37.50 $2.00
BI Importer's License $108.00 $20.00 $76.00 $10.00 $2.00
BJ Importer's Carrier's License $88.00 $20.00 $56.00 $10.00 $2.00
MW Manufacturer's Warehouse License $597.00 $300.00 $147.00 $150.00 $2.00
BA Manufacturer's License 1st Establishment $1298.00 $750.00 $173.00 $375.00 $2.00
  2nd Establishment $2423.00 $1,500.00 $173.00 $750.00 $2.00
  3rd, 4th and 5th Establishment $6587.50 $4,275.00 $173.00 $2,137.50 $2.00
  Excess of 5th Establishment $12775.00 $8,400.00 $173.00 $4,200.00 $2.00