How to avoid penalties During TABC Inspections?
Whether you are opening a bar, restaurant or grocery store that sells/serves alcoholic beverages in Texas, you need to acquire a permit first. These permits are issued by the Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission (TABC) which you have to apply to. Once you do, you will have to get approval from the Development Services on the TABC Pre-qualification package. In order to avoid violations and to get your license in a timely manner, you need to collect and present the following documents aside from getting alcohol and food training online:
- A survey map of the property where the alcoholic beverages are being sold or served. This should be certified and made by a licensed survey to ensure that you are fulfilling all of the local requirements needed to sell those beverages.
- You need to have an application affidavit which states that you are aware of the local requirements of selling alcohol and that violations can result in permit suspension.
- Authorization by the owner of the property stating that you have their permission to sell alcohol on the premises.
- Violation of Alcoholic Beverage Code 106.09 - According to the Alcoholic Beverage Code, you can be charged with a violation if you sell a minor alcohol. The same will be the case if a minor sells, serves and prepares those beverages on the premises. For the 1st violation, you can be fined $150 for 5 to 7 days and 10 to 12 days for the 2nd violation. On a third violation your permit may be cancelled for 30 days and you may have to pay a $4500 fine.
- Violation of Alcoholic Beverage Code 106.13 – This violation pertains to allowing a minor to possess or consume alcohol on premises. The 1st violation can cancel a permit for 7 to 15 days for a fine of $1050, the second violation can cancel a permit for 10 to 90 days for a fine of $1500 and you can lose your permit for 60 days for the 3rd violation and will have to pay $9,000.
- Serving an inebriated patron
- Failing to report a disturbance