Alcoholic Beverage License

Application Information

Location: The applicant needs to be sure the location meets all of the ordinance requirements.  All establishments are required to be 200 yards from any church, school, or residential areas. There are several exceptions to the distance requirement in the ordinance.

Fingerprints: The licensee must be fingerprinted.

Public Hearing: The application requires a public hearing before the Board of Commissioners that the licensee must attend. The public hearing date is set after all inspections and investigations are complete. The process may take four to six weeks. A Public hearing notice shall be posted at establishments that do not currently have an alcohol license for two weeks prior to the public hearing.  Notice of the public hearing shall be listed in the local newspaper once a week for two weeks prior to the meeting.
 
State Licenses:  A state license is required in addition to the county and will be issued after the county license is issued.

Renewal:  All licenses must be renewed by the first of November each year for the next year.  


Alcohol Beverage License Application

Liquor, Malt Beverage and Wine Ordinance - Chapter 2-3

State of Georgia Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Division