We are excited that you are considering the City of Pooler as the future home for your business! The Business Registration Department’s goal is to provide friendly and professional services to all of City of Pooler’s business owners. The Business Registration Department is responsible for all Occupational Tax Certifications (Business Licenses), Alcohol Licensing, and other special permits.
All restaurants or local businesses seeking to apply for any type of alcohol license with the City of Pooler will need to fill out the Application for Alcoholic Beverage License, which is found below. All applications have a checklist on the first page, please review this carefully and make sure that you submit all the required documentation to the Occupational Tax Clerk. When all documents are received, the application will then need to be taken before City Council at the next available meeting for consideration by Mayor and Council. Council meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. Please refer to the application or to the FAQ section for the fee schedule.
Link to City Ordinance for Alcohol Licensing –
Application for Alcoholic Beverage License.pdf
Link to City Ordinance for Mixed Drink Excise Tax –
Liquor (Distilled Spirits) By the Drink Excise Tax Return.pdf
All persons, firms or corporations that want to engage in the business of soliciting in the City of Pooler must first obtain a permit in accordance with the provisions contained in Article VII of the Code of Ordinances, see link below. This applies to door-to-door solicitations for commercial transactions for profit only. In no event shall a permit be valid for more than 30 days. All applications have a checklist on the first page, please review this carefully and make sure that you submit all the required documentation to the Occupational Tax Clerk. A permit will be issued after it has been reviewed and approved by appropriate personnel.
Link to Ordinance for Door to Door Sales Permit:
|ANNUAL OCCUPATIONAL TAX (BUSINESS LICENSE) FEES||(Prorated rates are for New Applications ONLY)|
|# of Employees||Tax Rate with $25 Admin Fee||Tax Rate after July 1st with $25 Admin Fee|
|21 or more||$740 plus $1.00 per employee||$382.50 plus $1.00 per employee|
|INSURANCE COMPANIES||$75.00 ANNUAL FEE||not prorated|
|ANNUAL ALCOHOL LICENSE FEES***||(Prorated rates are for New Applications ONLY)|
|Type of License||Annual Fee||Annual Fee after July 1st|
|Retail Wine & Beer or Other Malt Beverages||$460.00||$230.00|
|Retail Liquor - Sale by Package Only||$750.00||$375.00|
|Retail Liquor/Distilled Spirits - Sale by Drink Only(for consumption on premises)||$1,500.00||$750.00|
|Retail Liquor - Sale by Package & Drink||$2,000.00||$1,000.00|
|Sunday Sales (Food Serving Establishments; Must complete additional affidavit)||$150.00||$75.00|
|Wholesale Beer or Other Malt Beverages||$935.00||$467.50|
|***All new alcohol license applications will also be assessed $20 Investigative & $25 Administrative Fees per applicant. ***|
City of Pooler, GA | 100 SW US HW 80, Pooler, GA 31322
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