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Alcohol License

Businesses that sell and serve beer, wine, and/or distilled spirits are required to obtain a City of Snellville alcohol license, as well as a retail alcohol license from the Georgia Department of Revenue. The City offers a variety of licenses for businesses that have on-premise consumption of alcohol or those that offer packaged/unopened beer and/or wine for off-premises consumption, including:

  • Art Shop
  • Bottle Shop (wine and beer only)
  • Brewpub
  • Brewery or Distillery with taproom
  • Craft Beer Market
  • Eating Establishment (Restaurant) with full-service kitchen 
  • Farm Winery Tasting Room
  • Hotel/motel in-room service
  • Indoor Commercial Recreation Establishment
  • Indoor Publicly Owned Civic and Cultural Center
  • Personal Services Amenity License
  • Private Club

Applicants must meet specific licensing requirements and must pass a fingerprint and background investigation.

The licensing process begins with registration of a Retail Alcohol License Account with the Georgia Department of Revenue for a retail alcohol license account (Retail Package; Consumption on Premises; Hotel In-Room; etc.) through the Georgia Tax Center (GTC):

How To Register a Retail Alcohol License Account

The application process includes:

  • compliance with the Snellville Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance
  • completion of registration for retail alcohol license account through the Georgia Tax Center (GTC)
  • completion of fingerprinting and background investigation by the Snellville Police Department
  • payment of application and license fees

All City of Snellville and State of Georgia Alcoholic Beverage Licenses expire December 31st of each year and must be renewed before November 1st to avoid a late charge of 20 percent. Please contact the Georgia Department of Revenue 404-417-4900 or visit them here to renew your Georgia Alcohol License.

Please direct and questions to the Planning Department at 770-985-3513.

Alcoholic Beverage License Applications, Forms and Fee Schedule may be viewed and downloaded from our Forms page here.

To report underage alcohol violations (24-hours a day), please call the Snellville Police Department 770-985-3555 or GA Department of Revenue 877-CHECK-ID.

Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance

As amended through 1-8-2018 (ORD 2017-31)

View and download here.

Georgia Department of Revenue

Alcohol License Renewal Guide

Distilled Spirits Package Sales

ORD 2023-04 (Approved 2-27-2023)