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Alcohol Sales Permit


-          Alcohol sales permitting fees will increase from $25 to $50 and will be a (2) two-year permit.

-    Alcohol Sales Permits are issued by the Business License Department. Applicants shall first visit the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, by appointment, located at 100 E. Courthouse Square Room 135, Cumming, GA 30040 to obtain a background check. A fee of $20.00 to process the background check report shall be paid to the Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office will process background checks between the hours of 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM. Applicants are required to provide a valid government issued photo ID (state ID, driver’s license, passport, etc.) Applicants should bring the background check to the Business License Department located at 110 E. Main Street, Suite 130, Cumming, GA 30040. A fee of $50.00 shall be paid to Forsyth County for the issuance of the sales permit. The forms of payment accepted are cash, MasterCard and Visa.

An appointment is required with the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office in order to complete a background, please call 770-781-2105.  Once your background has been completed and approved you will proceed to business license and register on our waitlist upon your arrival. 

Alcohol sales permits will be issued at the Business License Office at the times listed below:

Mondays 8:30 a.m - 4 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Fridays 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

We will not be issuing permits on Tuesdays and Thursdays.