Alcohol Beverage Licenses
First Time Alcoholic Beverage Application Responsibilities
The Finance Department manages the alcoholic beverage license process. Athens-Clarke County has approximately 325 licensed alcohol establishments. Each establishment must apply for and receive an Athens-Clarke County alcohol license and a State of Georgia alcohol license.
Code of Ordinances:
Athens Clarke County Code of Ordinances 6-3 (Alcoholic Beverages)
New Centralized Alcohol Application Process through the Georgia Department of Revenue:
Effective January 12, 2022, Georgia Department of Revenue centralized the alcohol application process for initial alcohol license registrations and effective September 2022 for renewals. With this new system, all local and state alcohol applications will uniformly be submitted through the Georgia Tax Center (GTC) at https://gtc.dor.ga.gov and click the Register a New Georgia Business hyperlink or log in to your existing business account.
If you have any questions about the Georgia Tax Center alcohol application website please call the Georgia Department of Revenue at 706-389-6977. The Georgia Department of Revenue has provided the guide “How to Register a Retail Alcohol License Account” to assist.
Please direct questions to Annette Loggins (762-400-6046 - firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance in the application process.
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- First Time Alcoholic Beverage Application
- Alcohol Beverage Renewal Package
- Nonprofit Temporary Alcoholic Beverage Permit Application
- Amendment to Current Alcoholic Beverage License
For further information see the State Alcoholic Beverage Code (OCGA § 3-1 through 3-15).
Contact one of the following staff members for more information:
- Annette Loggins, Financial Services Administrator: 762-400-6046
- Linda Cape, Business Tax / Revenue Technician: 762-400-6051
- Alicia Byrd, Business Tax / Revenue Technician: 762-400-6045