Alcohol Sales Permits are issued by the Forsyth County Department of Planning and Community Development. Applicants shall first visit the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office 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 9:00 AM until 4:30 PM. Applicants are required to provide a valid government issued photo ID (state ID, drivers license, passport, etc.) Applicants should bring the background check to Planning and Community Development located at 110 E. Main Street, Suite 100, Cumming, GA 30040. A fee of $25.00 shall be paid to Planning and Community Development for the issuance of the sales permit. The forms of payment accepted are cash, MasterCard and Visa.
Alcohol sales permits will be issued at the Planning and Community Development office at the times listed below:
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
We will not be issuing permits on Tuesdays and Thursdays.