Renewal Of Alcohol Beverage License


 1. City of Duluth licenses are valid through June 30, 2024 and the renewal process begins May 1. Renewal notifications will be mailed to each current licensee on or before May 1. All businesses must complete and submit the 2024 Renewal Application.

2.All businesses must have a valid State of Georgia alcohol license. 
In addition to submitting an alcohol renewal to the City, all businesses must also notify the State of their intent to renew their City of Duluth license. Reporting is managed online through the Georgia Tax CenterAccess the GTC Guide for additional information and instructions on reporting to the State. Please contact the Georgia Dept. of Revenue directly with any questions regarding state licensure and reporting.
 
3. All businesses are required to have a valid Occupational Tax Certificate for 2024.  For business closures, etc. view and download Change Request Alcohol License.  Additionally, all employees must have unexpired Alcohol Handling Permits, and businesses must be current with any Excise Tax reporting/payments. Should an alcohol handling permit expiry date fall between May 1- June 30, renewals will be required in order to process an alcohol license for the business. Visit our "Alcohol Handling Permits and Renewals " page for additional details.

 4. After completing the application, print the document, sign where indicated and notarize. Include payment (by cash or check made out to City of Duluth). Credit cards are accepted in person, or by following the link below to make an online payment. Surcharges will apply for all credit card payments.

 5. The renewal application and payment are due by June 1, 2024. You may submit your application in one of the following ways:

  • By mail to City Hall, 3167 Main St., Duluth, GA 30096
  • Deliver in person to the above address, Monday - Friday from 8am-4pm
  • Electronic Submission, combine all required forms/attachments into one file to scan/email as electronic document to alcohol@duluthga.net 
If you have any additional question regarding your renewal application please contact us via phone 770-476-3434 or by email alcohol@duluthga.net

Renewals received after June 1st are subject to a 10% penalty. Furthermore, Renewal applicants who fail to submit a complete application and license fee prior to the June 1 deadline may not receive the new license prior to the expiration of the old license. A minimum of seven (7) days shall be required for review prior to issuance of a renewed license. All alcohol licenses expire on June 30th Midnight of each year. A new alcohol license must be issued before the current one expires. Businesses who fail to renew the alcohol license prior to June 30th, will be required to reapply for a NEW application. No alcohol/operations can resume until a new license is issued and posted at business location. Unlicensed sales of alcohol are prohibited. 

 6. Make an Online Payment  Read below to access your direct account.
Locate your ENTITY number from the renewal notice or your City of Duluth Alcohol Certificate. Using the "Search" box, enter your Entity number.  Click on the "View" button to scroll down to "Fees" section to your amount due for 2024/2025.  If you would like to change your license in any way for the 2024/2025 year, email alcohol@duluthga.net for assistance.  Both debit or credit card payments are accepted for renewals. The application must be submitted to our office. The renewal is not complete until BOTH application and payment are received.

 7. Larger businesses may require additional forms due to the number of owners, managers, and employees. Ensure that personal history statements are completed for all owners and managers, with a copy of identification for each.

8. The State of Georgia Alcohol License expires December 31st of each year. For additional information regarding the state license contact the Georgia Department of Revenue or by phone at 877.423.6711. 

All businesses are required to purchase the alcohol they sell from wholesale distributors, and keep delivery records on-site for 3 years.