Administrative Hearings Office
The Administrative Hearings Office conducts hearings for matters which require an opportunity for a hearing before the Commissioner arising under the Commissioner’s administration of the alcohol and tobacco laws and regulations. These hearings include, but are not limited to, those administrative hearings scheduled in connection with citations issued to alcohol and tobacco licensees.
If you have received an alcohol or tobacco citation in connection with your license, you have a scheduled hearing date that is noted on the citation. At the present time, all scheduled hearings will be proceeding as instructed in the Administrative Hearing Office Packet. Please be aware that if you do not wish to challenge or contest the citation, you are encouraged to complete and file a Plea of No Contest Form. By filing the No Contest Form prior to the scheduled hearing date, you are excused from appearing at the hearing (i.e., you DO NOT need to attend the hearing).
To file a Plea No Contest Form, or to request a form, please contact us by email at [email protected] or fax at (770) 408-5779.
If you intend to challenge the citation you received (i.e., enter a Plea of Not Guilty), you should plan to attend the scheduled hearing. Refer to the citation, the Administrative Hearing Office Packet, and any other scheduling notices or instructions for more details on attending the hearing.
Motion for Reconsideration
The Executive Order on Motion for Reconsideration should be available through the Licensee’s Georgia Tax Center (GTC) account. Pursuant to Ga. Comp. R. & Reg. § 560-2-16-.05, where a Licensee is dissatisfied with an Executive Order entered by a Hearing Officer, the Licensee may file a Motion for Review with the State Revenue Commissioner. As stated in the regulation, a Motion for Review must be filed in writing with the Commissioner’s Office.
Contact information for the Commissioner’s Office is available on the Department of Revenue’s website at About the Department of Revenue.