Governor Abbott Allows Event Permit Refunds For Businesses Affected By COVID-19 Cancellations

March 20, 2020 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he is temporarily suspending certain provisions of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code to help businesses whose events were cancelled due to COVID-19. Suspending these provisions will allow for refunds of application fees paid to obtain a temporary event permit for an event that was later cancelled.

"With events and festivals across Texas cancelled, it is essential that we find ways to reduce the financial burden on event organizers and the hospitality industry as a whole," said Governor Abbott. "By suspending these provisions, Texas is helping these businesses and organizations recoup some of the costs associated with their cancelled events."