Take the completed Information Form to Map Sales and Zoning Review, One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Road, Suite 110 to obtain a zoning map/zoning verification and Suite 175 for zoning approval. Walk-in hours for zoning map/zoning verification are: Monday-Friday; 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Walk-in hours for zoning approval are Monday-Friday 9:00 am to Noon. Outside of walk-in hours, Information Forms may be dropped off for zoning approval after you have obtained zoning verification, and can then be picked up after zoning approval. Contact The Development Assistance Center at 512-974-6370 if you have any questions or need additional information.
When the zoning is approved, the Office of the City Clerk will call to notify you. Upon notification, bring the application to the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, Suite 1120, 301 West 2nd Street for signature by the City Clerk or her designee. Signatures may be obtained Monday-Friday, 8 to 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 to 5 p.m. It is best to call before coming to ensure someone is available to sign, (512-974-2210).
To lawfully operate, TABC approval of an application for an alcoholic beverages permit or license is required. Besides the TABC license or permit, additional approvals may be required from the City of Austin, including but not limited to:
If the business is classified as Group A Occupancy (bar, night club or restaurant) and sales are 51% alcohol, a Public Assembly Permit will be required. Contact the Austin Fire Department at (512) 974-0160 for more information.
A business must have a current, valid Permit to Operate a Food Enterprise prior to opening a bar or other food business in Austin. Contact the Health and Human Services Department, 1520 Rutherford Lane, Bldg. 1, East Entrance, Austin, TX. 78754; phone (512) 978-0300; fax (512) 978-0322, firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain application information and instructions for new businesses or changing ownership of existing establishments.