Alcoholic Beverage Permits

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Texas Alcoholic Beverage Control (TABC) Permit

To assist you in efficiently negotiating the City of San Angelo’s portion of the process for obtaining a State of Texas Alcoholic Beverage Permit process, please be aware of the following needed steps:

 _____1.     City of San Angelo Fire Marshal Inspection – Take your TABC Permit Applications to the Fire Marshal's office in the Community Development Building at 52 W. College Ave., fill out a form to request your inspection, and pay your fee. The inspector will return your application to you, complete the inspection, sign off and return the inspection form to you. The Fire Marshal’s phone number is 325-657-4358.
 
 _____ 2.    Health Inspection Clearance – Take your TABC Permit Application to the Environmental Health Division, City Hall, second floor, 72 W. College Ave., to obtain this clearance. If seeking a Mixed Beverage Permit, then a Food Establishment Permit is also required. Fill out a form to request your inspection and pay your fee. The Health inspector will return your application to you, complete the inspection, sign off and return the inspection form to you. The Health inspector’s phone number is 325-657-4235.
 
 _____ 3.    Zoning Clearance – Take your TABC Permit Applications to the Planning Division in the Community Development Building located at 52 W. College Ave. next door to City Hall, to obtain this clearance.  The planner will review your application and give you a zoning clearance that the business location given in the application complies with Article 5.100 of the City’s Code of Ordinance (see back page). The Planning Division's phone number is 325-657-4210.
 
 _____ 4.    Payment of Fees to Finance – Take your TABC Permits to the Water Billing and Collections Division, 122 W. 1st St., adjacent to City Hall. The Finance clerk will review your application, return it, determine the appropriate fee, and give you a receipt for monies paid. The Finance Department’s phone number is 325-481-2650.  
 
 _____ 5.    City Clerk/City Secretary Certificate – Take your TABC Permit Applications, the Fire Marshal inspection form, the zoning clearance, and the Finance Department receipt to the City Clerk’s office, City Hall, second floor,  Room 208, 72 W. College Ave. The Clerk will review all documents, sign the certificate(s), keep copies of the Fire Marshal inspection form and permit receipt, the zoning clearance, the health permit and Finance receipt, and return the TABC Permit to you with the pertinent Ordinance. The City Clerk’s phone number is 325-657-4405. By signing this application, the City Clerk does not waive other necessary City permits.
 
Office hours for all the above City departments are Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Please make sure to allow sufficient time to process the paperwork prior to the office’s closing.

CODE OF ORDINANCES
ARTICLE 5.100  ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES REGULATIONS*

Sec. 5.101     Definition
The terms "alcoholic beverage," "liquor," "beer" and "wine and vinous liquor" as used in this article have the same meanings as the definitions provided in the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code, Section 1.04, Tex. Codes Ann.  (1959 Code of Ordinances, Sec. 5-2-1)
 
Sec. 5.102     License Required
It shall be unlawful for any person to manufacture or brew any alcoholic beverage, liquor, beer or wine and vinous liquor for the purpose of sale, or to import into this city, or to distribute, or to sell any alcoholic beverage, liquor, beer, or wine and vinous liquor for the purpose of sale within this city without having first obtained the appropriate license from the finance director as herein provided, which license shall at all times be displayed in some conspicuous place within the licensed place of business.  (1959 Code of Ordinances, Sec. 5-2-2)
 
Sec. 5.103     License Fees
The finance director is authorized to collect a license fee of one half the state permit fee for each license issued for premises within the city.  (1959 Code of Ordinances, Sec. 5-2-3)
 
Sec. 5.104     Prohibited Licenses*
No license authorizing the sale of any alcoholic beverage, liquor beer or wine and vinous liquor shall be issued to any dealer where the place of business of any such dealer is within the corporate limits of the city and is within three hundred feet (300') of any tax supported elementary or secondary public school. The measurement of the distance between the place of business where alcoholic beverages are sold and the public school shall be in a direct line from the property line of the public school to the property line of the place of business, and in a direct line across intersections. Provided, that this section shall not apply to any dealer whose place of business is within three hundred feet (300') of any tax-supported elementary or secondary public school as of the date of the adoption of this article, or to any of their successors. (Ordinance adopted 5/2/00)
 
Sec. 5.105     Term of License
Any license issued under the terms of this article shall be for one year and shall be nontransferable, provided, that if the city license of any dealer who is engaged in the sale of beer and of other alcoholic beverages at the time of the adoption of this article does not expire on the same day as the state and county period as to make the city license terminate on the same day as the state and county licenses, and in this event only the proportionate part of the fee levied for such license shall be collected.  The fractional part of any month remaining shall be counted as one month in calculation of the fee that shall be due. (1959 Code of Ordinances, Sec. 5-2-5)
 
Sec. 5.106     Hours of Sale*
No person who may engage in the sale of beer or other alcoholic beverages within the corporate limits of the city shall offer for sale or sell any beer other alcoholic beverages within the corporate limits of the city on Sunday between the hours of two o'clock (2:00) a.m. and twelve o'clock (12:00) noon and on all other days at any time between the hours of two o'clock (2:00) a.m. and seven (7:00) a.m.  (1959 Code of Ordinances, Sec. 5-2-6)
 
Sec. 5.107     Alcohol in the Texas Bank Sports Complex (Rio Concho Sports Complex)
(a)     It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, company, organization or corporation to sell, consume or possess, or to permit or to promote the selling, consuming or possessing, of any alcoholic beverage within or upon the fenced in areas of the quadrangles of the Texas Bank Sports Complex, San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas.
(b)     It shall be an affirmative defense to the prohibition of this section, that a person, firm, company, organization or corporation secured a permit, contract, lease or other form of written permission from the Parks and Recreation Department permitting utilization of the City’s concessionaire for the selling, promoting, consuming or possessing of alcoholic beverages for a specific event within one or more designated quadrangles of the Texas Bank Sports Complex and that the sale, promotion consumption or possession of alcohol occurred at the time of the specific event and within such quadrangle or quadrangles as described in the permit, contract, lease or other form of written permission from the Parks and Recreation Department. The permit, contract, lease or other form of written permission from the Parks and Recreation Department shall be limited to specific events, on specific dates, for specified hours and within one or more specific quadrangles of the Texas Bank Sports Complex; and shall be conditioned upon compliance with the Texas Alcohol Beverage Code and applicable municipal ordinances.
(c)     The Parks and Recreation Department for the City of San Angelo shall adopt a policy and regulations, and a form for application for permit, contract, lease or other form of written permission authorizing utilization of the City’s concessionaire for the sale, consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages within the quadrangles of the Texas Bank Sports Complex for specific events during adult tournaments and permitted special events only when no youth league or youth tournament play is occurring.
(d)     The premises of the Texas Bank Sports Complex quadrangles include the fields, spectator areas and concession areas within each fenced in quadrangle, located within the area bound on the East by the East Angelo Draw; on the South by the North Concho River; on the West by Bell Street; and, on the North by St. Ann Street, San Angelo, Tom Green County, State of Texas.
(Sec. 2, Ordinance adopted 7/19/11)

Editor’s note–Former Section 5.107 pertaining to alcohol in the central business district and deriving from Ordinance adopted 6/20/00 was repealed by Ordinance adopted April 5, 2011.

Sec. 5.108     Proof of Violation
Proof of the consumption of beer or other alcoholic beverages between the hours of two fifteen o'clock (2:15) a.m. and twelve o'clock (12:00) p.m. the following on Sundays or between the hours of two o'clock (2:00) a.m. and seven o'clock (7:00) a.m. the following on any other day of the week in the sale of beer or other alcoholic beverage in the city shall be prima facie evidence that beer or other alcoholic beverages have been sold by such person in violation of this article.  (1959 Code of Ordinances, Sec. 5-2-8)

Sec. 5.109     Revocation
The city council is hereby authorized and empowered to revoke the license of any person engaged in the business or occupation on selling, distributing or disposing of beer or other alcoholic beverages after giving such person ten (10) days notice of a hearing and after holding such hearing for the purpose of determining whether or not such license should be revoked, provided however, that such power of revocation shall be exercised under the following conditions:
 
(1)     When disorderly or immoral practices are permitted on the premises.
(2)      Where such person sells or offers for sale any beer or other alcoholic beverages in violation of the terms of this article or of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code, or consumes or permits any other person to consume beer or other  alcoholic beverages on the premises in violation of the terms of this article or of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code. (1959 Code of Ordinances, Sec. 5-2-9)
 
Sec. 5.110     Penalty
Any person who violates any provision of this article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be subject to a fine as provided for in Section 1.106 of this code. Each day of such violation shall constitute a separate offense (Ordinance adopted 5/2/00)