About LaBarba Permit Service

Cutting red tape since 1965

At LaBarba Permit Service, we understand that applying for a license or renewal from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) can be confusing and frustrating. That's why we have spent the last 50 years working to take time, stress, and uncertainty out of the process for our clients. While we cut through the red tape, you concentrate on your business.

Family owned and operated since 1965, LaBarba has served many of the most successful and prominent alcohol sellers in the state, with clients such as Andrews Distributing, Gloria's, Lombardi's Restaurants, Minyard Food Stores, Javier's, and Katy Trail Ice House.

LaBarba Permit Service has obtained thousands of liquor licenses for a wide range of convenience stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, bars, lounges, taverns, breweries, and dance halls.

Our longtime staff members have a unique depth of regulatory knowledge and a strong working relationship with the TABC, making us well-suited to assist you in the following areas:

for Private Clubs, Dance Halls, Cigarettes and Lottery
with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)
for Sales Tax, Health and Zoning and Specific/Conditional Use
for Building Occupancy and Assumed Name
Code Compliance
for Building and Energy Regulation
Code Compliance
for Legal Notices

You can trust LaBarba with your confidential information, knowing that applications do not linger in our office. We take immediate action on your behalf with a level of dedication that has also earned us an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

A family history of hard work

Very large, visible and active, the LaBarba family is well-known in Dallas, with many family members involved in businesses ranging from produce and wine to imports.

Joe LaBarba, a native Texan, was born in 1920 to Carlo and Mary LaBarba, who emigrated from Sicily to start a new life. One of ten children, he graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942.

After World War II, he married the love of his life, Billye Faye Williams. Together they ran a successful family business specializing in insurance and real estate that operated in the White Rock area of Dallas.

Joe with Billye by his side, started Joe LaBarba Permitting Services in 1965. They were among the first in the state to be involved in the licensing process, writing the bonds required by law.

Their first client was the visionary Norman Brinker, who developed landmark chain restaurants including Chili’s, On the Border, and Maggiano’s.

Joe was a friend to everyone, a legacy that continues today with his daughters, Patti and Nancy LaBarba.

Sisters continue tradition of service

Joe and Billye LaBarba’s two daughters, Nancy and Patti, have been involved in alcohol permitting for decades. They grew up learning the business and took over full-time in the late 1980s following their parents’ retirement.

Nancy focuses on direct client interaction, explaining the process, putting together applications, and tracking permits in the TABC system.

Patti executes time-sensitive steps such as taking documents around the city to obtain the proper approvals.

The LaBarba sisters have helped thousands of clients quickly and easily obtain alcohol permits, and would love to do the same for you.


LaBarba Permit Service: Cutting Red Tape Since 1965℠

Obtaining a permit from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) can be a cumbersome and time-consuming process. Successful results require considerable expertise. It's a process that can be confusing and frustrating. Fortunately, LaBarba Permit Service is here to help.


Joe and Billye's friendships were key to their business success.

You can trust LaBarba Permit Service with your confidential information, knowing that applications do not linger in our office. Our quick actions have helped earn us an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

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