On November 4, 2014, Frisco voters passed a measure allowing the City Council to approve an ordinance allowing restaurants with a Mixed Beverage permit to have Late Hours sales until 2:00 a.m. on any day. On November 18, 2014, City Council voted and approved Late Hours Sales Ordinance No. 14-11-73. Per the City Charter, Ordinance No. 14-11-73 becomes effective after being published twice in the Frisco Enterprise, or on Friday, November 28, 2014.
After November 28th, businesses must apply for a Late Hours permit with the TEXAS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE COMMISSION (TABC) and comply with the notice and publication requirements of the State of Texas before being allowed to observe the Late Hours. Part of this process is the signature of the City Secretary and County Clerk. The City Secretary’s office will accept TABC Late Hours Permit (LB) Applications for review after opening for business on Monday, December 1, 2014. The review of each TABC Late Hours Permit (LB) application will be completed as timely as possible.
Beer and wine sales for off-premises consumption, as well as sales of mixed beverages, beer and wine for restaurants are allowed by permit and zoning, since approval by Frisco voters in 2002.
TABC allows the City of Frisco to collect a fee for local city permits up to half of the state permit fee. The City of Frisco is currently evaluating the city’s policy on local city alcohol permitting and has suspended accepting local city Mixed Beverage and Retailer’s permits at this time. Permit holders will be notified of the future permitting requirements for the City of Frisco. In the meantime, businesses must maintain and upkeep their State permits according to TABC regulations and procedures.
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
2225 E. Randol Mill Road, Suite 200
Arlington, TX 76011
FAX (817) 607-2492