The State of Texas does not require a general "business" license. However, there are a number of regulatory agencies that have licensing and permitting requirements based on the type of service, or products associated with your business.
To ensure that all permitting requirements are met, you should contact the local county and/or city government in which you plan to conduct business to determine if there are any additional requirements.
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
Information about licenses and fees pertaining to the sale, transportation or storage of alcoholic beverages can be obtained from the Liquor Control Board.
Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission - San Marcos Outpost
111 East San Antonio Street, Suite 100
San Marcos, TX 78666
The City of Buda has local ordinances regulating alcohol sales and service in addition to those from TABC. Contact the Planning & Engineering Department for rules and regulations relating to alcohol sales and service in the City of Buda. A separate business permit is also required through the City Secretary's Office.
Hays County Development Services and Consumer Health
Hays County administers some regulations and permits that may affect your business, particularly if your business involves handling, processing, packaging or warehousing of foods.