Alcoholic Beverage Licenses

COMING SOON! Are you interested in home delivery of unopened packages of beer, wine, or liquor? The City of Lilburn will post the required process to deliver alcohol by December 1, 2020.


Businesses that sell and serve beer, wine, and distilled spirits, in the City of Lilburn are required to obtain an alcohol license. Licenses are issued for January 1 through December 31 and must be renewed each year. City of Lilburn Alcohol Beverage Licenses are issued in accordance with regulations and requirements outlined in Chapter 6 of the City of Lilburn Code of Ordinances.

In all cases, businesses must also obtain a State Alcohol License through the Georgia Department of Revenue. The license obtained from the Georgia Department of Revenue must be submitted to the City of Lilburn in order to obtain the original city alcohol license.

All retail businesses are required to purchase alcohol from wholesale distributors.

How to Apply

  1. All businesses must first obtain an Occupational Tax Certificate (Business License) from the City of Lilburn.
  2. The applicant must complete the Alcohol Application and submit it to City Hall, 340 Main St., completed and notarized, along with payment of application fee.
  3. The business will undergo verification of Occupational Tax Certificate, as well as status of any fees or taxes due to the city.
  4. A background investigation is required on all owners and managers by the Lilburn Police Department, as well as fingerprints at an authorized Georgia Applicant Processing Services (GAPS) location.
  5. Alcohol server permits are required on all employees who serve alcohol for on premise consumption along with 75% of the servers are required to be trained in responsible vending. Business Services Department issues the server permits. 
  6. The completed ap plication is reviewed by the Business Services Manager, which recommends approval or denial of new applications. The City Council must issue final approval of all new licenses.


  1. Renewal applications are mailed out or can be emailed by request.
  2. You must submit the upcoming years state license from the Department of Revenue
  3. Restaurants must provide server card and TIPS certifications.