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)
GBI Background Fee $45.00
Police Admin. Fee (Fingerprint) $5.00
Business Name Change  $25.00 (Same ownership)
License Fees (see below)

RETAIL
  Yearly ½ Year Rate at 50% of Yearly 50% Late Penalty
Beer $580.00 $290.00 $290.00
Wine $580.00 $290.00 $290.00
Liquor $2,400.00 $1,200.00 $1,200.00
All $3,560.00 $1,780.00 $1,780.00

  • Failure to renew by January 31st 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 50% 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: $3,500.00
Otherwise license fee for each: $2,355.00

WHOLESALE (No Reduction in Annual Fee for Wholesalers)
Beer $1,500.00
Wine $1,500.00
Liquor $5,000.00


SUNDAY SALES
Application Fee: $25.00 (non-refundable)
Sunday Sales License Fee: $200.00 (refundable if not approved)

Senate Bill 17 (SB 17) allows restaurants with a current Sunday Sales license to serve alcoholic beverages on Sundays starting at 11 a.m. rather than 12:30 p.m. However, this new law does not permit Georgia consumers to purchase alcohol before 12:30 p.m. from grocery, retail, or liquor stores.
Retail Establishments: Mon - Sat  9 - 2 a.m., Sun  9 a.m. - 2:55 a.m.
Retail Package: Mon - Sat  9 - 2 a.m., Sun  12:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

For further details, please view the Alcoholic Beverage License Brochure (updated version to be added).

All Licenses Expire on 31 December Each Year