Retail Dealer

A Retailer or Retail Dealer is, except as to distilled spirits, any person who sells alcoholic beverages, malt beverages and/or wine, either in unbroken packages only at retail, to consumers and not for resale. 


This guideline is to assist you in the preparation of a State of Georgia Retail License application that is submitted electronically at The Georgia Tax Center.

Initial Required Documents (available below)

  1. State of Georgia Tax Registration
  2. Copy of Local License
    • If a local license has not been received prior to applying for the state license, a copy of the application for the local license or a letter from the local licensing authority stating that an application has been received may be uploaded during the initial process.
    • The local license must be submitted within 30 days of the application submission date.
    • Applications with local licenses not received within the 30 day time period will be rejected.  
  3. Power of Attorney (If Applicable)
  4. O.C.G.A 50-3-1 (e)(2) - Citizenship Affidavit
  5. Secure and Verifiable Documents

License Fee(s)

  1. $50.00 - Malt Beverage
  2. $50.00 - Wine

Background Investigation and Fingerprint Process

Upon receipt, the application will be assigned to a Revenue Special Agent in the area where the business is located. A background investigation may be conducted by the Investigating Agent where the applicant(s) will be advised about the fingerprint process. Additional Documents may be required during the background investigation at the discretion of the Investigating Agent. A reasonable effort will be made to complete the investigation in a timely manner. However, several factors could delay the application process, including, but not limited too;

  1. Save Approval (Citizenship)
  2. Tax Delinquency Check
  3. Missing Documents