Cobb County Government

General Alcoholic Beverage License Requirements

Any individual, partnership, corporation or entity which engages in the sale of alcohol with object of gain, profit, benefit, or advantage in the unincorporated area of Cobb County must obtain a Cobb County Alcoholic Beverage License for each of its locations in Cobb County prior to engaging in these activities.

A Cobb County Business License authorizes business activity only in unincorporated Cobb County, not within city limits. Therefore, mailing addresses are not always indicative of the jurisdiction where licenses should be obtained. Contact the specific city or the Cobb County Business License Division for assistance in determining the jurisdiction where the license should be obtained.

An application must also be filed with the Georgia Department of Revenue Alcohol Unit to obtain a State Alcoholic Beverage License. However, a state license cannot be processed until the county alcohol license has been obtained.

For mor information, visit: Alcohol and Tobacco - Georgia Department of Revenue.

All businesses with a county Alcoholic Beverage License, pouring and package, are required to pay an annual Federal Special Tax to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Please call 800-937-8864 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Eastern time for more information.