Alcoholic Beverage Permits

About Alcoholic Beverage Permits

Beer and wine sales by retailers for off-premise consumption was approved by the voters of Lancaster November 2010. May 2004, Lancaster voters approved the sale of mixed beverages, beer, and wine for restaurants.

Required Permits

The City of Lancaster requires a local permit (City Ordinance No. 2010-11-26) as well as the appropriate permit(s) from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for such sales within the city. Download the Lancaster Application for Alcoholic Beverage Permit.

Obtaining an Alcoholic Beverage Permit

An application is required to obtain a local permit to serve and / or sell alcohol within the City of Lancaster, as well as the appropriate permits(s) from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. The Office of the City Secretary processes applications for local permits.

Ordinance and Regulation Compliance

Please be advised that the Planning Department will ensure compliance with local ordinances and regulations regarding the location of such establishments. You may contact the Planning Department at (972) 218-1240 for more information regarding these regulations. The city's process takes approximately 5 to 7 business days.

Permit Fees

The City of Lancaster collects local fees according to the state schedule (2-year renewal). Fees are assessed at 1-half the amount of the state fee in accordance with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code (TABC) and are non-refundable.