New Alcohol Licensing Process: Georgia Department of Revenue Centralized Alcohol Application Process- Registration Retail Alcohol License Account : Documents

The Georgia Department of Revenue’s new centralized alcohol application process is designated for retail alcohol initial license registrations. This new system will uniformly submit all local and state retail alcohol applications through the Georgia Tax Center (GTC).

The Local Renewal applications are handled through the centralized alcohol process. The State alcohol renewal process is handled separately from the City approval process. Applications for local renewal licenses are available on the ALP site for Consumption on Premises and Retail. Once completed, the application and accompanying documents must be uploaded to the site for review by the City staff. The fee schedule is shown on the site but must be calculated manually, and payments are accepted at City Hall or on the Alcohol Portal.

The Package Sales of Distilled Spirits Application is presented to the City for approval and payment. This application is not affected by the new State Alcohol Licensing Process, and reporting the issuance of the approved license to the state is the license holder’s responsibility.

The Off-Premise Catering Application is presented to the City for approval and payment. This application process is not affected by the new State Alcohol Licensing Process. This Off-Premise Alcohol License is issued to establishments with an existing consumption on-premise alcohol license, and reporting issuance of the approved license to the state is the license holder’s responsibility.

Register an Existing Business for a Retail Alcohol License:

Retail licenses, excluding special event licenses, require a Sales and Use Tax account. You will
need to apply for a Sales and Use Tax account first if you do not already have one for the business
location. The following documentation provides information on registering for a retail alcohol license
account (Retail, Consumption on Premises, Temporary Special Events, Hotel In-Room) on GTC.

New Alcohol Licensing Process: Georgia Department of Revenue Centralized Alcohol Application Process- Registration Retail Alcohol License Account :
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