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A minimum 300-foot distance is required from a public/private school, church or public hospital. A variance procedure is available through the City Council.
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Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC)
No, and cities cannot adopt such an ordinance. The spacing requirement only applies to public/private schools, churches and hospitals.
a. Distance from a school is measured in a straight line from property line to property line.
b. The law requires that the distances from a church or hospital be measured from front door of the proposed establishment to the street front. If on the same side of the street, measurement continues along the along street frontage to a point perpendicular to the front door of the church or hospital, and then from the street frontage to the front door of the church or hospital
No, but the City can regulate the land use and establishments that might sell alcohol. (i.e. convenience stores, restaurants, etc.)
a. Complete application and submit to the Texas Comptroller’s Office. b. City review c. TABC review d. County Judge vote e. Austin, Texas for final processing
You can track permits on the TABC website: www.tabc.state.tx.us
The sale of beer and wine only applies to the current (at the time of the 2008 election) corporate boundaries of the City of Wilmer. Any areas that are annexed after the election date will be considered dry. Residents of those areas must vote themselves “wet” in order to sell alcohol.
Contact City Secretary at 972-441-6373 or via email at email@example.com.