Alcohol Beverage Licenses

First Time Alcoholic Beverage Application 

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 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.

How to Register a Retail Alcohol License Account

Please direct questions to Annette Loggins (762-400-6046 - for assistance in the application process.

Application Forms

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For further information see the State Alcoholic Beverage Code (OCGA § 3-1 through 3-15).

Contact Us

Contact one of the following staff members for more information:

  • Annette Loggins, Financial Services Administrator:           762-400-6046
  • Joyce Fountain, Financial Support Supervisor                   762-400-6068
  • Linda Cape, Financial Support Specialist III                      762-400-6051
  • Alicia Byrd, Financial Support Specialist III                       762-400-6045
  1. Mailing Address
    375 Satula Ave.
    Athens, GA 30601

    Fax: 706-613-3043