Alcohol Surveys-Cobb County have specific guidelines and specific zoning requirements which must be met. I recommend visiting https://library.municode.com/ga/cobb_county/codes/code_of_ordinances to review these requirements. Each applicant needs to read and understand the complete code which governs the issuance of an alcohol license in Cobb County and in Marietta, Georgia.
This site will concentrate on the alcohol surveys-Cobb County requirements which are a integral part of the application. We hope this will help with your preliminary decisions about where to locate your place of business.
Section 6-124 of the Official Code of Cobb County, Georgia provides the distance requirements from residences for alcohol surveys in Cobb County. It reads:
“No license under this chapter shall be issued to any location which is within a 300-foot radius of a property line of a private residence; however, if the license review board, if appeal is filed, at a public hearing shall determine that the property values of the residence or residences will not be affected, that the quiet enjoyment of the premises by the residents thereof shall not be adversely affected, and that the grant of such license shall have no other adverse effect on the residents, the license review board or the board of commissioners may waive this provision of this section by granting a distance waiver. A distance waiver remains in effect for any alcoholic beverage license for that location provided that the establishment does not cease operation for 12 or more months, and the business activity does not change. This section shall not apply to residences located within commercial zones. The distance requirements from residences sited in this section do not apply to any residentially used structures that are contained in the PVC, RRC, UVC, and ROD zoning categories. The distance requirements in this section do not apply to structures that develop in accordance with the Mableton form-based redevelopment district. Wholesalers and distributors are exempt from this section.”
It is important to understand that each jurisdiction differs on the requirement for distances to nearest establishments that may be adversely affected by the issuance of an alcohol license. The alcohol surveys-Cobb County must reflect the requirements set forth by Cobb County.
Section 6-125 gives the distance requirements from schools, churches, parks or libraries. The requirements are stated as follows:
“No license shall be issued under this chapter where the place of business of the applicant is located within a radius distance of 600 feet of a public library, church, public park, or school or college. However, at a public hearing the license review board or the board of commissioners may waive the distance requirements of this section by granting a distance waiver if satisfactory evidence shall be produced before the license review board or the board of commissioners that no adverse effect to property values or the use of the facilities for the purposes aforesaid would occur if a license was granted. A distance waiver remains in effect for any alcoholic beverage license for that location provided that the establishment does not cease operation for 12 or more months, and the business activity does not change. The distance requirements in this section do not apply to structures that develop in accordance with the Mableton form-based redevelopment district; however all state distance requirements remain in effect through the appropriate state code. Wholesalers and distributors are exempt from this section.”
Section 6-127 provides a list of exceptions for existing establishments.
Any application for renewal or transfer of license under this chapter on an existing licensed location shall not be required to meet the distance requirements from churches, schools, private residences, and other distance requirements set forth in this chapter. An application filed under this section shall meet and qualify under all other requirements of this chapter for the granting of a new license.
Alcohol Surveys-Cobb County requirements the survey drawing to be a blue line copy of a surveyor's plat, 8½ inches by 11 inches in size, with a scale of one inch equals 200 feet, showing the location of the building or proposed building and location of all customer entries in relation and distance to all real property and buildings on such real property which fall within the distance requirements set forth in sections 6-124 and 6-125, together with the zoning classifications and present uses of all such real property.
Other Code requirements are listed in the Official Code of Cobb County, Georgia. Do not rely solely on this site or any other website for your complete information. Read and understand the complete code for obtaining an alcohol license.
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