Cobb County Government

Alcohol / Pawn Permits

Alcohol Server & Pawn Shop Permits may be obtained at the Cobb County Police Headquarters.


We are located at Cobb County Police Department Headquarters Complex at the corner of Cherokee St and North Marietta Pkwy. We can be reached at (770) 499-3943 for further information.

  1. Take 1-75 to Exit 265 (North Marietta Pkwy)
  2. Go west approximately 1.7 miles and turn left into our parking lot.
  3. We are part of the Cobb County Police Headquarters complex located at 154 North Marietta Pkwy(the corner of Cherokee St and North Marietta Pkwy)
  4. We are in the red and gray stucco building. Take the walkway to the front of the building.




The cost of a permit is $30.00 (Visa/MasterCard/Cash - NO CHECKS).

Proper valid identification is required before the acceptance of the application (see below for acceptable types of identification)

  • Drivers License
  • U.S. Passport
  • Military ID
  • State Approved ID



Hours of Operation

Mon, Wed, and Fri: 8:30am - 11:30am & 1pm - 4pm
Tues & Thurs: 1pm - 4pm



Alcohol Beverage Work Permits

Managers & licensees must be aware that you can be cited and your privilege license may be in jeopardy if employees are found to be working without the required permit or if an employee is caught providing alcohol to a minor.

If your employee is not a citizen of the United States, he/she will be asked to provide an alien registration card (Green Card), a work authorization card, or an 1-94 card issued by the United States Department of Immigration. The alien registration number is not acceptable. We must have the card to copy it for our files.

If your employee is a naturalized citizen of the United States, he/she will be asked to provide a naturalization certificate. He/she will be asked to bring in their original certificate for this office to review.

This office reserves the right to request from applicant, any document needed to accurately complete the background investigation. (driver's license, birth certificates, social security cards, naturalization certificates, etc.)

Alcohol permits are required of the following:

Grocery stores and drug stores - persons acting in a managerial capacity are required to have a valid alcohol permit.

Convenience stores, package stores, and liquor stores - all employees are required to have a valid alcohol permit.

Businesses with a pouring license (e.g. restaurants, bars, nightclubs, etc.) - all managers, assistant managers, waitresses, waiters, servers, food runners, security personnel, bartenders, bouncers, etc. must have a valid alcohol permit. We do not distinguish between food servers and alcohol servers. Busboys, cooks, dishwashers, hosts, hostesses, maintenance, and administrative staff are excluded from the permit requirement.

There is no grace period for employees in training.



Hours for Selling Packaged Alcohol

Liquor by package
8 to 11:45pm Monday - Saturday

Beer & Wine by package
6am to 2am Monday - Friday, 6am to Midnight Saturday

Sunday Sales by package
12:30pm to 11:30pm



Hours for Sales by the Drink On-Premise Consumption

Monday - Friday - 6am to 2am
Saturday - 8am to 2:55am
Sunday - 12:30pm to Midnight

*Note* Only restaurants having a "SUNDAY SALES" business license may sell alcoholic beverages on Sunday.



Alcohol Sales

Sales are permitted on both local and national election days.

Sales are permitted on all holidays except Christmas Day provided the holidays are within the allowed hours and days. Sales on Christmas Day are not allowed under any circumstances as per Georgia Law.

Legal age to serve alcohol is 18. Legal age to be served is 21.