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TABC Code and Rules

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code is comprised of statutes created, repealed or amended by the Texas State Legislature. The Code posted on this page includes changes made by the 84th Legislature.

Legislative Updates 2003-2015

Alcoholic Beverage Code in Word format - 800k
Alcoholic Beverage Code in PDF format - 2176k
Updated September 2015

TABC Administrative Rules

Administrative Rules are adopted by state agencies after the public is provided notice and the opportunity for comment. Section 5.31 of the Alcoholic Beverage Code gives TABC the authority to "prescribe and publish rules necessary to carry out the provisions of this code." Title 16, Part 3 of the Texas Administrative Code is specifically related to the Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

Proposed rule changes external link and adopted changes external link to the TABC administrative rules are posted in the Texas Register published on the Secretary of State's website. The rule book on the TABC website is updated as changes are adopted.

TABC Rules - Word - 628k
TABC Rules - PDF - 1871k
Updated October 2016