As of September 1, 2021, no business is required to post the blue TABC weapons warning sign. The requirement was repealed in HB 1927.
Only businesses that hold certain on-premises permits, earn 51% or more of their revenue from the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption, and do not hold a subordinate Food and Beverage Certificate are required to post a red 51% TABC notice sign stating that a person commits an offense by bringing a firearm onto the premises. Those permits are:
- Wine and Malt Beverage Retailer’s Permit (BG)
- Mixed Beverage Permit (MB)
- Private Club Registration Permit (N)
- Retail Dealer’s On-Premise License (BE)
- Brewpub License (BP)
For all other businesses, notice signs are optional.
To provided notice that the holder of a concealed handgun license is prohibited from bringing an open or concealed handgun on the premises, post the Penal Code Sections 30.06 or 30.07 notices that have been around for a few years.
To provide notice that all other firearms are prohibited on the property, post an additional sign at each entrance to the property stating:
Pursuant to Section 30.05, Penal Code (criminal trespass), a person may not enter this property with a firearm.
The sign must be in Spanish and English, appear in contrasting colors with block letters at least one inch tall, and be displayed at each entrance in a conspicuous manner clearly visible to the public.