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Abusable Volatile Chemicals (AVC) Program

The Abusable Volatile Chemicals Program provides for licensure, inspection, outreach and education, and enforcement of rules and statutes pertaining to restriction of minors from purchasing inhalant-abuse products and to proper signage for retail establishments that sell abusable volatile chemicals. The Abusable Volatile Chemical Program operates through fees generated from permitting of retail facilities that sell regulated products.

AVC Program Update



All paper applications with fees are to be sent to this address:

Department of State Health Services 
Cash Receipts Branch – MC 2003
PO Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347

Online applications can be submitted here.

Permit Requirements

For information on who is required to obtain an AVC Permit, fee schedules, and online licensing procedures, please see the Permit Information page.

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Contact Information

AVC Policy, Standards And Quality Assurance (PSQA)

E-mail: AVC Regulations
Phone: (512) 231-5667
Fax: (512) 834-6726

AVC Permits

E-mail: AVC Permits
Phone: (512) 834-6600
Fax: (512) 834-6614 

AVC Compliance

E-mail: AVC Compliance
Phone: (512) 834-6665 
Fax: (512) 834-6625

AVC Surveillance

E-mail: AVC Surveillance
Phone: (512) 834-6747 
Fax: (512) 834-6644

Please see the Contact Information page for mailing addresses and staff member contacts.

Last updated June 20, 2022