Alcohol License

 

Businesses that need an alcohol license may complete an application online or pick one up at the Business License Office.  Please forward all questions to citybusinesslicense@valdostacity.com.  Be sure the application is complete, as partially completed applications cannot be accepted.  If your business is a Corporation, LLC or Partnership, include the “Articles of Incorporation” from the Georgia Secretary of State.  There is a $35.00 application fee per listed applicant due at the time of submission.  Review time of the application takes approximately two weeks.

On the first issuance of the alcohol license, the fees will be pro-rated if purchased after the month of January.

Alcohol License Fees
Liquor- Retail
$1075.00
Club or Organization making sales to members only 750.00
Veterans Organization making sales to members only 450.00
Wine 500.00
Beer 500.00
Growler  - Non Consumption on Premises 250.00
Consumption on Premises
Consumption of Wine only on premises 165.00
Consumption of Beer only on premises 165.00
Consumption of Liquor only on premises 2475.00
Consumption of Wine, Liquor and Beer on Premises 2475.00
Non-retail beer, wine, liquor—this does not include restaurants
(includes hotels that offer complimentary drinks) Fee and consumption included

1000.00

Sunday Alcohol Sales
Sunday Alcohol Sales Permit (restaurants) 450.00
Sunday Package Sales (stores) 1000.00

Once you have been issued the City of Valdosta Alcohol License, you must contact  James Burrough at the Georgia Department of Revenue, Alcohol Division, at 912-389-4959, to apply for the state license.  You must have the local and the state alcohol license to be able to sell, serve or distribute alcohol.  All certificates must be posted in some conspicuous place at the business establishment.

Alcohol certificates expire December 31 of each year and must be renewed by January 31 of the following year.  All payments received after this date will be assessed 10 % penalty of amount due and .273973% interest penalty of amount due times the number of days delinquent.

A new application must be submitted for change of ownership, business entity type change, ie, corporation, partnership, sole proprietor, also change of location and change of manager.  All alcohol licenses are non-transferable.

Off Site Alcohol Event Permits

To apply for the Off-Site Event Permit, you must already be licensed in the City of Valdosta for Alcohol with Consumption on Premise and the Off-Premise Alcohol Catering License.  The Off-Site Event Permit application may be completed at the Business License Office.

  • There is a $50.00 fee for each event, which is due at the time of the application submission.
  • You must apply at least 10 days in advance of the event.  A permit is required for each off site event.
  • Once approved you will be issued a permit for that event.

 

Finance

229-259-3512

229-333-1870

Dept. Head

Chuck Dinkins

Location

Valdosta City Hall
216 E. Central Ave
Valdosta, GA 31601

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