Alcohol Beverage License processing takes up to 45 days, including Special Event Alcohol Licenses
GUIDELINES FOR FEES
Application Fee  $25.00 (Non-refundable)
Ad Fee $15.00 (Non-refundable)
Transfer Fee $25.00
Business Name Change  $25.00 (Same ownership)
License Fees (see below)

RETAIL
  Yearly ½ Year Rate at 60% of Yearly 50% Late Penalty
Beer $580.00 $348.00 $290.00
Wine $140.00 $84.00 $70.00
Liquor $2,355.00 $1,413.00 $1,177.50
All $3,075.00 $1,845.00 $1537.50

  • Failure to renew by January 1st shall incur a 50% late fee pursuant to Chatham County code section 17-105, 1. 
  • Business engaging after July 1st shall incur a fee of 60% of regular rate pursuant to Chatham County code section 17-106, 9.
POURING AND PACKAGE SHOPS
SAME AS RETAIL FEES (ABOVE)

PACKAGE/POURING DIFFERENTIAL
Package store & establishment selling by the drink under one roof: $3,465.00
Otherwise license fee for each: $2,355.00

WHOLESALE
Beer $1,155.00
Wine $580.00
Liquor $4,620.00
(No Reduction in Annual Fee for Wholesalers)

SUNDAY SALES
Application Fee: $25.00 (non-refundable)
Sunday Sales License Fee: $165.00 (refundable if not approved)

For further details, please view the Alcoholic Beverage License Brochure.