Alcoholic Beverage Permits
The sale of beer, wine and mixed beverages is permitted within the city limits of Round Rock. To verify that your location is inside the city limits of Round Rock, please visit City View. The City requires a local alcohol permit in addition to the state permit issued by the TABC (Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission). All locations seeking to obtain a permit from the TABC must have their application approved by the City Clerk (see below for the permitting process).
The City of Round Rock Code prohibits the sale of alcohol within 300 feet (property line to property line) of a public or private school and from door to door of a public hospital or church, unless the school, public hospital or church is located within a commercial zoning district.
As of December 18, 2018, the City of Round Rock has “late hours” – meaning the sale of alcohol is permitted from midnight to 2:00 a.m. – for those establishments holding a mixed beverage permit or an on-premise beer or on-premise wine permit as well as the required late hours permit. All late hour permits are issued by the TABC with applications being approved by the City Clerk’s office.
Obtaining a Permit
- Contact the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) to begin the process and obtain a pre-qualification packet.
- The pre-qualification packet must be approved by the City Clerk as well other county and state agencies.
- To obtain City Clerk signature on a pre-qualification packet, you may submit it by any of the following methods:
- Come in person to City Hall, 221 E. Main Street, 3rd floor (It is recommended that you call 24 hours in advance before coming to City Hall to ensure we will be able to accommodate you).
- Mail the packet to: City of Round Rock, Attn: City Clerk’s Office, 221 E. Main Street, Round Rock, Texas 78664.
Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope for the application to be returned to you.
- Email a PDF of the packet to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. It will be electronically signed and returned to you via e-mail.
- There is no fee for the City Clerk to sign the application.
Once the TABC process is complete and approved and you have been issued a permit by the State of Texas, the City will send you an invoice for the required city permit. Once paid, the city permit will be mailed to you.
Please note the following items:
- The City of Round Rock issues local city permits to businesses on an annual basis with the fee being 1/2 of fee that the State charges. City of Round Rock permits are good for one year.
- Invoices and permits are processed once a month based on data received from the TABC regarding the renewal of state permits.
- A business MUST display their local permit in the establishment next to the the state permit.
Complaints regarding an establishment must be made to the TABC and not the City Clerk’s office. The City of Round Rock does not regulate establishments regarding the sale of alcohol.
For questions regarding new City Alcoholic Beverage Permits, please contact the City Clerk‘s Office at (512) 218-5404. For invoicing, copies of permits, or to make a payment over the phone please contact Blanca Gillis at 512-218-2007.