A special event permit for the sale of alcoholic beverages for certain events which would otherwise require a retailer or retail dealers license.
This guideline is to assist you in the preparation of a State of Georgia Special Event for Profit License application that is submitted electronically at The Georgia Tax Center.
Please Request a Special Event Permit (10) days prior to the start date of the event. The Department will accept requests with an earlier start date, but can make no guarantees that the license will be issued in time for the event.
Initial Required Documents (available below)
- Copy of Local License / Letter of Approval
- Power of Attorney (If Applicable)
- O.C.G.A 50-3-1 (e)(2) - Citizenship Affidavit
- Secure and Verifiable Documents
- $100.00 - Distilled Spirits
- $50.00 - Malt Beverage
- $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;
- Save Approval (Citizenship)
- Tax Delinquency Check
- Missing Documents