Alcohol Licenses


Our online portal that electronically accepts applications for building permits, business licenses, rezoning applications, plats, land disturbance permits, etc. will be down from 

June 2nd at 4pm until June 7th at 8am.  

NO applications will be able to be accepted or processed.


NO building inspections can be completed or scheduled.  

Applications that are being submitted for the June 5th filing deadline (rezoning, map amendments, special uses, variances, change of conditions) will be allowed to be submitted up until June 9th.  

Thank you for your understanding. 


To sell alcoholic beverages in the unincorporated part of Jackson County you will need to obtain an Alcohol License.  In order to do so, you must: 

  1. Register for an account to fill out the Alcohol License application online at Jackson County’s Citizen Self Service (CSS) portal. Please remember that your username is not your email address.  Also, CSS has shown to function better in Google Chrome. 
  2. Refer to the checklist(s) below to assist with the application process that you are needing to go through. 
  3. Complete the SAVE Affidavit for eligibility to obtain an Alcohol License. 
  4. Complete the E-verify Affidavit for either exempt or non-exempt employers required by the State of Georgia.
    • The two affidavits will need to be notarized, scanned and uploaded to the online application.

Jackson County Alcohol Ordinance

Alcohol License Online Process

GAPS Fingerprinting and Background Check Process

SAVE Affidavit for Eligibility of Certificate

E-Verify Exempt Affidavit for Private Employer

E-Verify Affidavit for Private Employer

Registered Agent Certification

New License Checklists:

New License for A-1 or A-2

New License for B-1 or B-2

New License C-1

Change of Ownership Checklists:

Change of Ownership for Package Store

Change of Ownership for Restaurant

Renewal Checklist:

License Renewal Checklist

Special Event Permit Checklist: 

Special Event Permit

  1. Peggy Maddox

    Planning Clerk