§ 4-6. Types of licenses; number of licenses; renewal  


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  • (a) Licenses which may be issued under this chapter include:

    (1) Wholesale:

    a. Malt beverages.

    b. Wine.

    c. Distilled spirits.

    (2) Retail:

    a. Malt beverages.

    b. Wine.

    c. Ancillary wine sampling license.

    (3) Consumption on the premises only:

    a. Malt beverages.

    b. Wine.

    c. Distilled spirits.

    (4) Any combination of the above at the same location provided no retail or wholesale license shall hold any consumption on the premises license for the same location.

    (5) Farm winery: A license issued to a farm winery in the county pursuant to this article shall include the right and authority to produce and manufacture wine and to maintain and operate a tasting room on the premises of the farm winery, in conformity with this chapter and state law.

    (b) A person doing business at more than one place shall take out and pay for a separate license for each place of business.

    (c) Except as otherwise specifically provided in this title, all licenses issued pursuant to this title shall expire at 12:00 midnight on December 31 of each year and application for renewal shall be made annually on or before November 1, in accordance with O.C.G.A. § 3-2-7. Any renewal application not filed on or before the last county business day prior to December 15 shall be assessed a late filing penalty of ten percent of the cost of the license.

    (d) No license may be renewed if the licensee could be denied a new license under this chapter, except as provided in section 4-25.

    (e) The license year for all licenses except licenses for the wholesale distribution of beer and/or wine shall begin on January 1 of each calendar year and end on December 31 of the following year. There shall be no proration of the cost of a license for a partial year. The license year for the wholesale distribution of beer and/or wine shall be as provided by state law.

(Ord. of 3-22-2011)