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County Judge's Office Services

Occupational Drivers License

An occupational license is a special restricted license issued to persons whose license has been suspended or revoked for certain offenses (other than medical reasons or delinquent child support). An occupational license authorizes the operation of a non-commercial motor vehicle in connection with a person's occupation, for educational purposes or in the performance of essential household duties. Requests for such licenses are made to the county or district court in the county of the licensee's residence or to the court of original jurisdiction where the offense occurred.

The person issued an occupational license is required to carry a certified copy of the court order showing the restrictions imposed by the court along with the license issued by the department and is required to show the court order and license to a peace officer on request.
(Texas Administrative Code
Title 37 Part 1 Chapter 15 Subchapter A Rule § 15.7)

Texas Department of Public Safety

Beer & Wine License

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code delegates to the County Judge of each county authority to make an initial determination of whether the State of Texas should grant a person or business a license to sell beer in the county.  The County Judge also has the authority to approve or disapprove a renewal application for a beer license when it is refused and returned to the County Judge to be heard as an original.

Before a County Judge receives an application for a beer license or permit, the Applicant must complete the application required by the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission, pay the necessary fees and obtain the necessary certifications.

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC)
Primary Licensing Office/Enforcement/Compliance
Laredo Outpost--Licensing and Enforcement/Audit and Investigations Personnel
1200 Washington
Laredo, Texas 78042
956.523.4603 (phone)
956.765.5041 (fax)
9:00 a.m--4:00 p.m. Tuesday & Wednesday