Beer and Wine Surveys are required as part of the application for a liquor license. Each Municipality and county has an ordinance (Code of Ordinance) for their jurisdiction for issuance of a liquor license to restaurants, neighbor clubs, nightclubs bars, convenience stores, and package stores.
Each County and City has specific licensing requirements that the applicant must provide. Part of that requirements is to include a Liquor License Survey with the application. Atlanta Engineering Services has been providing Beverage License surveys for more than 30 years. For more information, call us at 770-316-1720.
The Beer and Wine Survey is a part of the license application package and is performed by a Licensed Land Surveyor. The survey shows the location of the property and the building of the establishment where alcoholic beverages are sold.
Requirements vary from City to City and County to County.
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The licensing authority uses liquor license surveys (Atlanta) to determine if the sale of alcoholic beverages at the applicant's proposed place of business meet the guidelines. It also provides the applicant the information to understand why a certain location works or doesn't work.
The Code of Ordinances for each county and municipality outline the distance requirements for the business from churches, schools, alcohol treatment centers, residences, libraries, and public parks. The Code of Ordinance also details the method of measures the distance.
Two general methods are usually specified. The first is a straight line distance from the business to the church, or school.
The second method is measured on the ground for the most direct line of travel.
Atlanta Engineering Services have registered land surveys for providing beer and wine surveys. We have provided this services for more than 25 years. Our registered land surveyors are very familiar with the requirement of local counties and cities.
We recommend that restaurant owners call us during the due diligence period to determine if their proposed restaurant location complies with the regulating authorities. This could prevent any hassles with being locked into a contract or lease when the location did not meet the minimum distance requirements of the city or county.
Atlanta Engineering Services works with Restaurant, Liquor Store, Bar, Nightclub Owners to provide the liquor license survey in a timely manner to meet the needs of the applicant.
The information we need from you to perform a Liquor License Survey is:
Alcohol Certified Survey:
Contact a certified surveyor to perform an Alcohol Certified Survey or Distance Survey. These surveys help determine whether or not your location would be in compliance with the State of Georgia Code which dictates that your location must not be too close to a school, church or government building. A certified survey of the proposed premises depicting the distance requirements as specified on the alcoholic beverage application. The survey must also state how the property was measured (from what point of the premises to what point of the measured location and the direction of measurement)."
(This information has been taken from the City of Atlanta regulations for use as an example. These requirements are subject to revisions. Check with your local authority.)