Alcohol and Gaming Permits

The City Secretary’s Office processes local Alcohol and Gaming applications and permits to allow alcohol sales within the City of McKinney, ensuring compliance with all local ordinances and regulations. For other city permits, go to the permits page


Alcohol Permit Processing

Any person wishing to manufacture, distill, brew, import, transport, store for purposes of sale, distribute or sell any beer, wine or mixed beverages must obtain obtained a city permit from the office of the City Secretary.


Temporary Alcohol Permit Process


New Alcohol Permit Process

  • Complete and submit a City of McKinney Alcohol Beverage Permit Application, Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission (TABC) Pre-Qualification Packet and applicable city fees to the City Secretary’s Office. 
  • The City Secretary's office will certify the city portion and return the Pre-Qualification Packet to the applicant. The applicant is responsible for completion of any remaining requirements and submitting the packet to the TABC.
  • The TABC will issue a permit to the applicant.
  • The applicant must submit a copy of the TABC permit to the City Secretary's Office.
  • Once the applicant returns all required documents to the City Secretary's Office, the city permit will be issued within 7-10 days.


Renewal of Alcohol Permits Process 


Local Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) Licensing Division

Arlington Regional Office

2225 E. Randol Mill Rd., Suite 200

Arlington, TX 76011

Phone: 817-652-5912
Open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday


Gaming Permit Processing

This permit is intended for coin-operating gaming machines. The permit must be renewed before December 31 of each year.