Special Event Non-Profit

Please request a Special Event Permit 10 days before the start date of the event.


After that, the Department cannot guarantee that the license will be issued in time for the event.  Permits issued to a bona fide nonprofit civic organization allow the organization to:

  • Sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises
  • Sell wine at retail for off-premises consumption
  • Sell both for a period not to exceed three days
  • Have no more than 6 permits issued in any one calendar year for $25, events thereafter requires fees the same as for Special Event for Profit
  • Use the permits for the specified location, whereas, it must be lawful to sale alcohol

Before You Begin

All required documentation must be scanned and saved as individual PDF files. You will upload them to the Georgia Tax Center (GTC) during the application process.

Required Documents

  1. Scanned copy of a Non-Profit Status letter from the IRS. (i.e., 501(C)(3) Letter issued by the IRS or by-laws & corporate charter from the Secretary of State's Office)
  2. Power of Attorney (if applicable)
  3. Citizenship Affidavit along with secure and verifiable documents, i.e. government issued photo ID. (requires notarization)
  4. Donated Wine Auction Inventory List (if applicable)

How to Apply

Online applications are available through the Georgia Tax Center (GTC), a secure electronic customer self-service portal. After your online submission is processed, you will receive a notification containing specific account information.


Special Event Non-Profit Fees

Bona fide nonprofit civic organizations are entities that are exempt from federal income tax. (Pursuant to the provisions of subsection (c), (d) or (e) of 26 U.S.C. Section 501.)