Local cities and counties require liquor license surveys as part of the application for a liquor license for restaurants, bars, nightclubs and liquor stores.
Most agencies have an extensive liquor license application. Each county or city has an established set of criteria that a store or restaurant must meet in order to get a liquor license, which is also called a Beverage License and Beer and Wine License.
The liquor license survey is one part of the application package and is performed by a Professional Land Surveyor. The survey will show the location of the property and the building of the establishment that wishes to sell alcoholic beverages.
Requirements vary from city to city and State to State. All governing authorities require a survey by a Professional Land Surveyor when applying for a liquor license.
The licensing authority uses liquor license surveys (Atlanta) to determine if the sale of alcoholic beverages at the applicant's proposed place of business would have a negative impact on the surrounding community. It also provides the applicant the information to understand why a certain location works or doesn't work.
The City/County want to maintain separation of liquor sales from churches and schools. The Alcohol Survey shows distances to the nearest church, school, residence, public park, libraries, etc. Each city/county have individual requirements. It is important to review the Code of Ordinance to find local requirements.
Atlanta Engineering Services has been providing a liquor license and beer and wine survey for more than 26 years. Our professional 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 License Process
STEP ONE - Do you have the right location?
The first step to getting an alcohol license is making sure that you have a location that meets the distance measurement requirements. This is essential because they grant licenses per location and cannot be within specified distances from churches, schools, residences, etc. Do a little investigation before committing to a location.
(We have taken this information from the City of Atlanta regulations for use as an example of regulations.)
Fulton County including Sandy Springs, Brookhaven, Roswell, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Atlanta, Chattahoochee Hills, East Point, Fairburn, Hapeville, Mountain Park, Palmetto, South Fulton and Union City.