All persons employed to dispense, sell, serve, take orders, or mix alcoholic beverages in Sandy Springs are required to hold a Pouring Permit. Persons holding managerial positions above those who perform these same activities are also required to hold a Pouring Permit.
Your Pouring Permit is associated with the Alcoholic Beverage License of the establishment you are pouring for. If you pour for multiple establishments, you will need a Pouring Permit for each one. If you stop working at an establishment, and begin working at a new establishment, you will need to have your pouring permit updated.
If you need a Pouring Permit for a special event, do not visit the Police Department. Instead call 770-730-5600 and ask to speak to the Revenue Department for assistance.
The cost of a Pouring Permit is $50, and the permit is valid for one year from the date of receipt.
Permits are not transferable between cities or counties.
Applying for a Pouring Permit
Pouring permits can be obtained at the Sandy Springs Police Headquarters 7840 Roswell Road, Suite 301, Sandy Springs, 30350 from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Persons applying for a Pouring Permit will be provided with the needed documentation and undergo a criminal background check by the Sandy Springs Police Department.
Valid Identification is necessary, no copies will be excepted. Non-US residents are required to bring additional identification to verify employment eligibility.
Pouring Permit Restrictions
A pouring permit will not be issued if it appears that within a period of five years of the application date, the applicant has been convicted, plead guilty or entered a plea of nolo contendere to any felony, any misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, any sexual-related crime, or any criminal offense relating to alcoholic beverages, controlled substances, taxes, or gambling. A Pouring Permit will not be issued if the applicant has not been released from any parole or probation prior to the filing of the application. This subsection shall apply with respect to the laws of this state, other states, the United States, and other countries. Sentencing as first offender status shall not be considered as a conviction, if the sentence was successfully completed without any violation of probation and with no adjudication of guilt ever being entered.
For additional information about Pouring Permits, please contact the Permits Department at 770-551-3299.