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Employee Alcoholic Beverage Permit

Gwinnett County Police Department

Gwinnett County Police Permits
446 West Crogan Street, Suite 200
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Located in One Justice Square
678.377.4300 - Information Line

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* Police Permitting (server/pourer permits, fingerprinting, routine criminal background checks) - 2nd floor

Hours of Operation
Monday through Thursday
8:00am - 11:30am and 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Fridays: Closed to the public
Closed on government holidays

 

Types of Permits and Fees

Fundamentals of Responsible Alcohol Service Risk Management is crucial to the success of every restaurant and food service operation.

The Gwinnett County Police Department issues regulated business permits for alcohol serving, burglar/security alarm installer,  poolroom, and individual permits requiring police approval. The hours of operation for all regulated business permits are Monday - Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The office is closed to the public on Fridays. For more information, call 678.377.4300

Manager: Marcia Smith
678.377.4308 or 770-513-5206
Marcia.Smith@gwinnettcounty.com

 

Download Fingerprint Cards (FD-258) Here

The Permits Unit processes Ink Fingerprinting at a charge of $10.00 per card. The only LiveScan fingerprints conducted by the Permits Unit are for Firearms/Gun Permits after the application process has been completed at the Gwinnett County Probate Court.


Sec. 6-32. Regulations as to employees and manager.

The following regulations shall apply to all establishments holding a license for consumption of alcoholic beverages on the premises:
(1)     No person shall be employed to dispense, sell, serve, take orders, mix alcoholic beverages, or serve in any managerial position, by an establishment holding a license under this chapter until such person has been fingerprinted or cleared by the chief of police or his designee, indicating that the person is eligible for such employment.
(2)     This section shall not be construed to include volunteer groups with non-profit tax exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service whose volunteer efforts financially benefit a non-profit organization with no direct financial benefit, either by wages, tips or donations, to the individual volunteer. No volunteer under the age of 18 shall be allowed to dispense, sell, serve, take orders or mix alcoholic beverages. Employees of a licensed establishment whose duties are limited solely to those of busboy(s), cook(s), or dishwasher(s) shall also be excluded from this section.
(3)     No permit shall be issued until such time as a signed application has been filed with the police department, chief of police or designee, and upon paying a fee which shall be established by the board of commissioners, and a search of the criminal record of the applicant completed. The application shall include, but shall not be limited to, the name, date of birth, and prior arrest record of the person, though the fact of an arrest record shall be used for investigative purposes only, and shall give rise to no presumption or inference of guilt. Due to the inclusion of arrest information, these applications shall be regarded as confidential and shall not be produced for public inspection without a court order.
(4)     The chief of police or his designee shall have a complete and exhaustive search made relative to any police record of the person fingerprinted or cleared. If there is no record of a violation of this chapter, the chief of police or his designee shall issue a permit to the person, by mail, stating that the person is eligible for employment. If it is found that the person is not eligible for employment, the chief of police or his designee shall notify the person, in writing, that they are not eligible for employment, the cause of such denial and their right to appeal.
(5)     No person shall be granted a pouring permit unless it appears to the satisfaction of the chief of police or his designee, that such person has not been convicted or pled guilty or entered a plea of nolo contendere to any crime involving moral turpitude, illegal gambling, or illegal possession or sale of controlled substances or the illegal sale or possession of alcoholic beverages, including the sale or transfer of alcoholic beverages to minors in a manner contrary to law, keeping a place of prostitution, solicitation of sodomy, or any sexual related crime within a period of five years of the date of conviction and has been released from parole or probation. A person's first time conviction for illegal possession of alcohol as a misdemeanor or violation of a county ordinance shall not, by itself, make a person ineligible for an alcohol pouring permit.
No person shall be granted a pouring permit who has been convicted, plead guilty or entered a plea of nolo contendere to any federal, state, or local law for any felony within five years of the date of conviction and has not been released from parole or probation prior to the filing for application for such permit.
For purposes of this chapter, a conviction or plea of guilt or nolo contendere shall be ignored as to any offense for which defendant who was allowed to avail themselves of the Georgia First Offender Act (Ga. Laws 1968, p. 324) as amended. Except, however, that any such offense shall not be ignored where the defendant violated any term of probation imposed by the court granting first offender treatment or committed another crime and the sentence in court entered an adjudication of guilt as to the crime for which the defendant had previously been sentenced as a first offender.
(6)     An alcohol pouring permit shall be issued for a period of one calendar year from the date of the original application. As noted in subsection (11) below, the alcohol pouring permit must be in the possession of the employee while the employee is working at the licensed establishment. This permit must be in the possession of the employee while the pouring permit holder is working and available for inspection by members of the police department or the licensing and revenue manager's staff.
(7)     No person shall be issued a permit if it is determined that the person falsified, concealed or covered up any material fact by any device, trick or scheme while making application to the police department for an alcoholic beverage pouring permit under this section.
If it is determined that a person is in violation of this subsection and a permit is denied for this reason, then 30 calendar days must elapse from the date of notification per certified mailing before a new application and fee may be resubmitted.
(8)     All permits issued through administrative error can be terminated and seized by the chief of police or his designee, or the licensing and revenue manager or his designee.
(9)     Replacement permits will be issued within 30 days of original date, upon paying one-half of the fee charged for alcohol pouring permits. After 30 days of original application date, a new application and fee must be submitted.
(10)     All permits issued under this chapter remain the property of the police department and shall be produced for inspection upon the demand of any officer or designee of the police department or employee of the business license department.
(11)     No licensee shall allow any employee or manager required to hold a permit to work on the premises unless the employee or manager has in their possession a current valid county pouring permit. For new employees, a receipt issued by the county police permit unit may be used for a maximum of 30 days from the date of its issue. Licensees are required by this chapter to inspect and verify that each employee required to do so has in their possession a valid current alcohol pouring permit.
(12)     It shall be the duty of all persons holding any license to sell alcoholic beverages to file with the chief of police or his designee, the name of the establishment, the license number and a list of all employees, with their home addresses and home telephone numbers, twice annually during the month of June and again during the month of December.
(13)     Any person(s) convicted of any violation(s) of this section shall receive a minimum fine of $200.00.

Types of Permits and Fees

Alcohol Pouring: $50 Poolroom Employee: $50
Adult Entertainment: $300 Poolroom Owners: $100
Burglar/Security Alarm Installer: $50

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Food Service Resource Associates LLC.

Atlanta, GA 30305

For more information, call 678.377.4300
Hours of Operation
Monday through Thursday
8:00am - 11:30am and 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Fridays: Closed to the public
Closed on government holidays