I Received a Letter About a Wine and Beer Retailer’s Fee

 

Wine and Beer Retailer Fee

Please look here first if you have a question about the Wine and Beer Retailer Letter that you received.

 

Why did I receive this notice?
In order to operate as a Wine and Beer Retailer in the City of Houston, you must have a BG Wine and Beer Retailer Permit from TABC.  You must also pay fees to the City in accordance with Chapter 3 in the City of Houston Code of Ordinances. City of Houston Fees for Wine and Beer On-Site Sales are dictated by the establishment’s Original TABC Permit Issuance Date. 

 

How can I pay?
To pay by mail, please complete the information on your application and return with payment to:
City of Houston
Administration and Regulatory Affairs/CPE
P. O. Box 1561
Houston, TX 77251-1561
Make all checks payable to the City of Houston
**We do NOT accept credit card payments through the mail or any payment over the phone**

 

If you prefer to pay in person, you may pay by check, cashier’s check, money order or credit card (MC/V/D/AE) at the Houston Permitting Center located at 1002 Washington Avenue, 1st Floor, Houston, TX 77002. Please bring your completed application with you.

 

Is this something that I HAVE to pay?
Yes.  You received this notice because you have been issued a BG Wine & Beer Retailer Permit by the Texas Alcohol Commission (TABC) and your business resides within the limits of the City of Houston.

 

What Ordinance does this pertain to?
Chapter 3 of the City of Houston Code of Ordinances.

What is my fee as a Wine and Beer Retailer?
 

If your establishment resides in Harris County

Date of TABC License Issuance

New Fee

1st Renewal Fee

2nd Renewal Fee

Original Issue Before September 1, 2005

$87.50

$87.50

$87.50

Original Issue September 1, 2005 to August 31,2009

$500

$375

$375

Original Issue September 1, 2009 and later

$500

$500

$375

 

 

If your establishment resides in Harris County

Date of TABC License Issuance

New Fee

1st Renewal Fee

2nd Renewal Fee

All Dates

$87.50

$87.50

$87.50

 

 

When is my fee due?
This application must be returned with payment within 30 days of the mailing date on this letter.  

I do not sell wine or beer.
Please sign and return the application to remove your name from the mailing list.  If you have further questions, you may contact our Office at 832-394-8803 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Please be aware that any claim of exemption will be subject to verification by inspection.

I have already paid this fee.
Please return the notice with a copy of your city fee receipt or fee receipt number.

Further information is available online at http://www.houstontx.gov/ara/regaffairs/commercial.html

 

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