Alcohol Beverage Licensing


Applications for retail alcohol licenses are managed through the Georgia Tax Center online portal. For questions regarding GA Department of Revenue (DOR) requirements, call (877)-423-6711 or to access the DOR website for the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Click Here.     

NOTE: Alcohol renewal applications will not be accepted after the December 31st deadline. Failure to renew by the deadline will result in the requirement for a new application to be submitted. Failure to file and pay excise taxes including penalties, interest, and other fees will result in your application being rejected.

It is strictly prohibited to sell alcohol without both a valid local and state license. Failure to comply will result in immediate enforcement actions by local and state agencies. 

Documents for New Alcohol License

New Alcohol License Application

Current Occupational Tax Certificate (copy)

EVerify Form

Dekalb County Background Check Form


Documents for Alcohol License Renewal

2024 Renewal Appication

2024 Occupational Tax Certificate (copy)

EVerify Form

2024 State License (copy) 

Liquor-by-the-Drink-Excise Tax Annual Audit Form

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Department Contacts

Eric Hawkins
Revenue Manager

Jermaine Thompson
Lead Revenue Specialist

Treba Smith
Revenue Specialist

Kamira Bibbins
Revenue Specialist