Services for Local Option Elections

Following the end of Prohibition, cities and counties maintained the right to choose whether to legalize the sale of alcoholic beverages. Many communities in Texas initially decided to ban or restrict alcohol sales. Some communities  voted to legalize the sale of alcoholic beverages and others that were “wet” prior to Prohibition reverted back to that status.

Today entire counties, individual cities, or single judicial precincts in Texas still have local control over what types of alcoholic beverages can be legally sold. In Dallas, Texas, individual properties or planned development districts can be “dry” by zoning and land use rules. Over the years, many counties and communities have held local option elections and decided to legalize or prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages. Local option elections can focus on whether to allow a specific venue or type of beverage or they can be more comprehensive. The purpose of the local option election is for registered voters to determine if and where it will be legal to sell alcoholic beverages.

LaBarba Permit Service has successfully helped several business and community groups organize and oversee a local option election process. If your community or county is currently dry, and there is support to change legalize the sale of alcohol, LaBarba is here to help.

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