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Fulton County

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3520 Piedmont Road
Suite 130
Atlanta, GA 30305

404-467-9000 (P)

404-467-2206 (F)

Pre-Opening Checklist

A comprehensive checklist that that covers many aspects of the pre-opening process.  Available in PDF Format.

Alpharetta Atlanta College Park East Point
Fairburn Hapeville Johns Creek Milton
Mountain Park Roswell Sandy Springs Union City
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Instructions on how to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy in Fulton County


Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness

Basic Requirements for Opening a Restaurant or Commissary

Printable Document Instructions on the Basic requirements and a Plan Review Checklist for opening a FoodService operation in Fulton county.

Fulton County Alcoholic Beverage Information

Printable Document Instructions on obtaining an Alcoholic Beverage License in Fulton County.

**Please allow 6-8 weeks for the completion of the application process.**

Alcoholic Beverage License Surveyors

Attach a certified plat of the proposed premises, prepared by a registered Georgia Land Surveyor, showing the location of all improvements and the distance from any church, school, alcoholic treatment facility, County park or playground, measured as required by the Alcohol Beverage Control Ordinance.

Fulton County Code of Laws:
The Fulton County Code of Laws can be found on the Municipal Code Corporation website. Select the link to "Online Codes" under "Free Resources" on the left-hand side of the page. The publications are listed alphabetically by State. View your publication in the "Frames" mode unless you are using a Netscape browser.

Fulton County Forms & Instructions included on this Disc/Web

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Alcohol Beverage License Instructions Plan Review for Building Permit Application Business Tax Application
Alcohol Beverage License Form Building Permit Application Business Tax Information Pamphlet
Certificate of Occupancy Request Form Automated Telephone Building Inspection Request Numbers Sign Permit Form
Fulton County Demolition Permit.pdf Footing Inspection Approved Inspectors List Fulton County Disclaimer
State of Georgia FoodService Rules & Regulations 290-5-14  
Grease Trap Rules, Regulations, Service, and Sales
Restaurant owners call us first because we are not a cash advance or factoring company. We have nothing to do with your credit card transactions. The loan you receive is tax deductible resulting in lower overall cost of funds. The payments you make are fixed and will not change during the term of the loan – as your revenue grows you keep more of it.

Pre-Opening Checklist- FREE!!!

A comprehensive checklist that that covers many aspects of the pre-opening process. 

Available in PDF Format.

Start-up Tools & Templates - Start-up Business Plan Template, sample P&L, Cash Flow Analysis, Break Even Analysis spreadsheet and more.

Smallwares Requirements - FREE!!

A complete list of supplies needed to open a 100 seat restaurant.  If your restaurant has 75 seats, multiply the quantity listed by .75.  If your restaurant has 175 seats, multiply quantity listed by 1.75. (Available In Pdf and Excel Formats.)


Secretary of State



Welcome to Georgia-Official website of the Georgia Department of Industry, Trade, & Tourism


Fulton County


Map Link  

Fulton County Government Center


141 Pryor Street
Atlanta, GA 30303

Map Link


Fulton County Business License Page


Food Service Permits
Fulton County Health Department (770) 640-3053


Permits and planning/zoning



Business Occupational Tax/Alcoholic Beverage License

Division’s main office

132 Mitchell Street, 3rd Floor,

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Map Link


Certificate of Occupancy    

Fulton County Department of Environment & Community Development

141 Pryor Street, S.W., Suite 2085
Atlanta, GA 30303

Map Link


Fulton County Department of Environment & Community Development - Permits & Inspections Page

Development Authority



The Development Services Division reviews building plans and issues permits for building projects.  For more information on building permits in unincorporated Fulton County, please visit the Permits & Inspections link on the Environment & Community Development web site.

Fulton County Dept of Health

And Wellness

Division of Environmental Health


ATLANTA, GA  30303

Map Link


Restaurant/Food Establishment Inspections    

Leola Scott


770-640-3061 ext. 116

Fire Safety, Cleaning and Inspections

● Startup Services
● Business Loan Assistance
● Cash Flow Analysis

City of Alpharetta

City of Alpharetta Municipal Code

Two South Main Street
Alpharetta, GA 30004

Map Link


City of Alpharetta Community Development Department, Inspections & Codes Enforcement Division

287 South Main Street

Alpharetta, Ga. 30004

Map Link


678-297-6081 FAX

Commercial Building Permitting Procedures

Commercial CO Checklist


Alcoholic Beverage Application

City of Alpharetta Police Dept

2565 Old Milton Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA 30009

Map Link


Alpharetta Forms & Applications


Business License Application



Economic Development Office



City of Atlanta

Map Link

55 Trinity Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303


Department of Planning and Community Development

55 Trinity Avenue
Suite 1450
Atlanta, GA 30303


Bureau of Buildings

Building Plan Submission Checklist

Codes of Ordinances
Building Permit Procedure Primer

55 Trinity Avenue
Suite 1450
Atlanta, GA 30303

404-658-6979 Fax

Atlanta Police Department


3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30331

Map Link
Office: 404-546-4470

City of Atlanta Alcohol Permits

Alcoholic Beverage Application.pdf
Special Event Alcohol Application.pdf

Temporary Alcohol Application.pdf

Office: 404-546-4470

City of Atlanta Alcohol Server Permits have to be picked up in person at the following Address:

3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30331

Map Link


Bureau of Treasury
New Business Tax Application

55 Trinity Avenue
Suite 1350
Atlanta, GA 30303

404-658-6667 Fax

New Business License Application

Atlanta Code of Ordinances


City of Atlanta Checklists Available On-line


Checklist for Submission of plans for Sign Permits

Checklist for Submission of Commercial Alterations and Repairs

City of Atlanta Green Building Ordinance requiring all new and major renovated city financed construction projects (over 5,000 square feet or over $2 million in cost) will at a minimum incorporate sustainable design criterion and the design and project management teams are required to meet LEED™ Silver-certified level. Click Here to download the Ordinance in PDF Format.

City of College Park

College Park Map

3667 Main Street
College Park, Georgia 30337

404-669-3799 Fax

City of East Point

East Point Map

2777 East Point Street
East Point, Georgia 30344


Building Permits and planning/zoning


Building Permit

Building Inspections


Permit Division


City of Fairburn

Fairburn Home Page

Fairburn Map

 56 Malone Street

Fairburn, GA 30213


770-969-3484 FAX

City of Hapeville

Hapeville Map

3468 North Fulton Avenue

Hapeville, Georgia 30354

(404) 669 - 2100

City of Johns Creek

City Offices Map 

Johns Creek City Hall
12000 Findley Road, Suite 400
Johns Creek, GA 30097-1412

Phone: 678.512.3200
Fax: 678.512.3199


City Code


Biannual Report of Employees
All establishments with alcohol licenses need to submit a
list of all employees with pouring permits in June and December of each year.

Building Permits

Building Plan Review

Building Permit Application

Building Permit Site Plan Checklist
Certificate of Occupancy Request
Banner Permit Application
Temporary Power Request
Trade Permit Application

Sign Permit Application

Alcohol Licenses / Permits

Chapter 6 of the City Code - Alcoholic Beverage Sales

Alcohol Employee Pouring Permit Application
Alcoholic Beverage License Application
Alcoholic Beverage Wholesale Excise Tax Return
Business Occupation Tax Application

Retail Liquor by the Drink Excise Tax Return

The City levies a 3% excise tax on the purchase price of alcoholic beverages by the drink. This tax should be remitted with a Retail Excise Tax Return on or before the 20th of each month, for the amount collected the preceding calendar month. A vendor's credit is given for payments on or before the 20th.

How do I apply for an Alcohol Pouring Permit?
Complete the Employee Pouring Permit application and submit it to the Revenue Division with a valid US Government issued picture ID, $30.00 payment and proof of completion of an approved alcohol awareness training class. The training class must be completed within 30 days of applying for the permit.

City of Milton

Hours: 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday

Milton City Hall
13000 Deerfield Parkway
Suite 107
Milton, GA 30004

Click here for a map and directions to City Hall.

Phone: 678.242.2500
Fax: 678.242.2499


Forms & Permits

Sign Permit


Building Permits
Building Permit Instructions
Building Permit Application
Certificate of Occupancy Request
Commercial Building Permit Checklist

Servers who have applied for pouring permits but have not had a picture taken may come to Milton City Hall (Deerfield Professional Centre, 13000 Deerfield Parkway, Building 100, Suite 107, Milton, GA 30004) from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to have their picture taken.
City Code of Ordinances Chapter 7: Alcoholic Beverages
Excise Tax Form: Liquor by the Drink
Alcohol & Beverage: Re-License Application
Alcohol & Beverage: New License Application
Wholesale License
Pourer Training Schedule
Pouring Permit Application
Special Event Pouring Permit Application


City of Mountain Park

Mountain Park Map

100 Mountain Park Road
Mountain Park, Georgia 30075


770-993-6670 Fax

Forms & Applications


City Clerk: Barbara St. Peter



770-993-6670 Fax

City of Roswell

Roswell Map

38 Hill St.

Roswell, GA 30075


Permits and planning/zoning



Business License



Economic Development Office



Alcoholic Beverage Application

Alcoholic Pouring & Handling Permit


City of Sandy Springs

Morgan Falls Office Park
7840 Roswell Road, Building 500
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Phone: 770-730-5600

Ordinances and Regulations



Community Development

Permits: 770-730-5600; 770-206-1534 (FAX)

Inspections: 770-730-5600





Building Permit Application
Commercial Building Permit Checklist  

Commercial Certificate of Occupancy Application  (PDF)

Demolition Permit Application   (PDF)
Demolition Permit Checklist

Sign Permit Application (PDF)

New Business Occupational Tax Application w/Worksheet  (PDF)
Business Occupational Tax Renewal Application
Schedule of Rates

Frequently Asked Questions

Business/Alcoholic Beverages

City of Union City

Union City Map

5047 Union Street
Union City, GA 30291



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U.S. Small Business Administration


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