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Duluth GA

Alcohol Handling Permits

 

Pursuant to Chapter 3, Section 3-240 of the City of Duluth Code of Ordinances, every employee who will handle or serve alcohol at a licensed establishment must obtain an Alcohol Handling Permit from the City of Duluth. 

City of Duluth Alcohol Handling Permits 2017

WHO: Owners/Managers, Alcohol Servers and Handlers in any establishment that sells or serves alcoholic beverages in the City of Duluth.  All applicants must undergo a background check to verify eligibility to receive a permit.
WHAT: Alcohol Handling Permits which are valid for sales and/or service of alcohol for a one or two-year period, depending on the type of establishment. 
WHEN: Permits are issued on the following days:

 Tuesdays:  9am-11am
(New permits 9-10am; renewals 10-11am
Thursdays: 2pm-4pm
(New permits 2-3pm; renewals 3-4pm 
August 15
August 22
August 29

                                                                                 


August 10
August 24
August 31



Starting September 2017, Permits are issued on TUESDAYS

from 8:30am-11:30am  


 
SEPTEMBER 5, 12, 19, 26                       OCTOBER 3, 10, 17, 24

   
Handling Permits are now processed on THURSDAYS by appointment only!

Email alcohol@duluthga.net to schedule.

                                                        
                                 
WHERE:  Business Office, main floor of Duluth City Hall, 3167 Main Street, Duluth, GA.

HOW: Provide valid identification – GA Driver’s License or other secure/verifiable ID. Pay with cash, credit card, or money order made payable to the City of Duluth.                    

COST:  A non-refundable fee of $35.00 will be collected when applying for a permit. If this is a second alcohol-handling job within the City limits and your first permit has not expired, the fee is $10.00.  If this is a renewal and the previous permit has expired, there is a 50% late fee in addition to the $35.00 fee.

For more information regarding Alcohol Handling Permits or to schedule an appointment, contact:
the City of Duluth Alcohol Officer at alcohol@duluthga.net or call 770-476-3434. 

 For NEW applicants: (Apply within five (5) days of the first day of work.)

  • Come to City Hall during permit hours listed above.
  • Complete an “Alcohol Handling Permit Application” which also contains authorization for the City to run a background check (criminal history report)CLICK HERE FOR A FILLABLE APPLICATION**
  • Provide a valid (unexpired)Identification Card, GA Driver’s License or other secure/verifiable ID.
  • Pay a permit fee of $35 with cash, credit card, or money order made payable to “City of Duluth.”  If a second permit is needed for the same employer within City limits, the fee is $10 for an additional card.
  • If a background check is acceptable, receive a TEMPORARY Alcohol Handling Permit (good for 60 days). Temporary Alcohol Handling Permits can only be issued one time and will not be extended.  Return the temporary card to the employer to be kept on business premises.
  • Attend a one-time mandatory Alcohol Training class as scheduled by City Staff.  The class is offered once monthly at City Hall; cost is $20.00.    
  • Upon successful completion of the class and passing grade on the exam, receive a Permanent Alcohol Handling Permit (good for one year from the date the Temporary permit was issued, two years for Package store employees).
  • Work, sell, and serve responsibly!

  For RENEWAL permits: (minimum seven days prior to expiration date of the permit.)

  • Come to City Hall during permit hours listed above.
  • Complete an “Alcohol Handling Permit Application” which also contains authorization for the City to run a background check (criminal history report).   Click PERMIT for fillable application.**
  • Provide a valid (unexpired)Identification Card, GA Driver’s License or other secure/verifiable ID.
  • Pay a permit fee of $35 with cash, credit card, or money order made payable to “City of Duluth.”  If it is past the previous permit expiration date, there is a 50% late fee in addition to the $35.00 fee for a total of $52.50. 
  • No requirement for repeating the alcohol awareness training for renewal permits.

**An Alcohol Handling Permit Application may be filled out online and printed but must be signed in front of a Notary and submitted in person during permit hours.  For your convenience, there are several notaries available at the Duluth City Hall Business Office.  There is no charge for notary service.

For any additional questions, please call the Alcohol/Excise Officer at City Hall, 770/476-3434 x1221.