Applications & Permits

City Secretary Office Applications & Permits

Hours for Permit Issuance:
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
& 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Contact the City Secretary's Office at (325) 437-4546 for more information.

  1. Alcoholic Beverage Permit
  2. Metal Permits
  3. Solicitation Permit
  4. Street Maintenance Fee Reduction Application
  5. Taxicabs & Limousine Permits

Applying for the Alcoholic Beverage Permit

Applicants applying for an alcoholic beverage license/permit (PDF) in the City of Abilene are required to have the attached checklist completed prior to certification of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Pre-Qualification Application by the City Secretary.

The Planning and Zoning Department requires a site plan confirming separation requirements pursuant to Section Subsections 32, 33, and 34 of the Land Development Code and a notarized affidavit from the Planning Services Department within the City of Abilene. Contact 325-676-6237 for all inquiries.


Applicants are to complete all identifying information (i.e, Trade Name, Address, etc.) prior to obtaining the required City signatures. The following City offices must sign the Checklist:

  • City Secretary's Office
    555 Walnut, 2nd Floor
  • Planning and Zoning Department
    555 Walnut, 1st Floor (24-Hour Waiting Period)

Additional Information

  • Should the liquor store become an adult entertainment enterprise following approval of this application, reapplication must be made to ensure compliance.
  • An appointment can be made with the Planning Services Department and with the City Secretary for certification of the application. To receive information on City fees please contact the City Secretary's Office or the Planning Services Department.