Alcohol Ordinance

All businesses located in unincorporated Forsyth County that are interested in serving or selling alcohol beverages are required to obtain an alcohol license.  For more information or individual assistance email us at alcohol@forsythco.com 

 Local Alcohol Mapping Project (LAMP) : Use LAMP to search existing and pending alcohol licenses.

Alcohol Ordinance (​​Download)
Complete ordinance as amended by the Board of Commissioners on July 8, 2021.

Application for Alcohol License(Download)
This application is to request the standard alcohol license for consumption or package establishments. Approved license are valid for the remainder of the calendar year.  An appointment is REQUIRED for in person submission, please call 678-455-9888 or email ARBelt@forsythco.com. 

Application for Lanier Tech Forsyth Conference Center Alcohol Permit (Download)
This application allows for profit businesses that possess a valid government-issued alcohol license for consumption on the premises, to request a permit to serve alcoholic beverages at the Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center.

Application for Special Event: Forsyth County Business (Download)
This application allows businesses with an existing alcohol license for consumption, granted by Forsyth County or the City of Cumming, to request the ability to operate a one day cash bar at a location other than the licensed premises. A special event alcohol permit will be granted to the same licensee a maximum of twelve days per calendar year.

Application for Special Event: Non-Forsyth County Business (Download)
This application allows businesses with an existing alcohol license for consumption, granted by a local government other than Forsyth County or the City of Cumming, to request the ability to operate a one day cash bar at a location other than the licensed premises. A special event alcohol permit will be granted to the same licensee a maximum of twelve days per calendar year.

Application for Temporary Nonprofit Alcohol License (Download)
This application allows nonprofit organizations the ability to request a temporary license to sell alcohol. A temporary nonprofit alcohol permit will be granted to the same applicant a maximum of twelve days per year.

Application for Wholesale Alcohol License (Download)
This application allows wholesale dealers in alcoholic beverages licensed by the State of Georgia to distribute such beverages to licensed retailers or dealers in unincorporated areas of Forsyth County.

Application for Change of Licensee (Download) 
This application allows current establishments that hold an existing alcohol license to change the named licensee only. This application must be submitted in person by the named licensee.

Alcohol Distance Chart (Download)
Identification of minimum distances required for alcohol establishments to comply with O.C.G.A. § 3-3-21; O.C.G.A. § 20-2-690, rule 560-2-2-.12.

Alcohol Survey Example (Download)

Alcohol Site Plan Example (Download)

Forsyth County Business License Department
110 E. Main Street, Suite 130 | Cumming, Georgia 30040
Phone | (678) 455-9888

Angie Belt | Administrative Assistant
ARBelt@forsythco.com

Amy Konrath | Business License Manager