Alcohol Beverage License processing takes up to 45 days, including Special Event Alcohol Licenses.

Special Event Permits

Special Event $100.00 per day
Application Fee (Non-refundable) $25.00 (not exempt)
Vendor Fee $10.00 per day

Special Event with Alcoholic Beverages
Application Fee (Non-refundable)  $25.00 (not exempt)
Ad Fee (Non-refundable)  $15.00 (not exempt)
Beer $100.00 per day
Wine $100.00 per day
Liquor $100.00 per day

Checks, cash, credit cards, or money orders accepted. Checks should be made payable to Chatham County. Cashier closes at 4pm.


All applications must be submitted 8 weeks prior to the scheduled event to allow appropriate required time for processing, approval, and issuance of permit.
(Excluding Alcohol, requires 10 weeks prior to scheduled event.)

PRE-APPROVALS REQUIRED (handled by staff)

  • Zoning Administrator
  • Police Department
  • Public Works
  • Engineering Dept. (for road closures)
  • County Manager
  • Board of Commissioners
  • Health Department (if serving food): Must obtain Food Services Permit prior to applying (912-356-2160).
For further details, please view the Special Event Permit Brochure.

Special Event Forms