Liquor License Surveys
Atlanta, Georgia

Beer and Wine Surveys,
Alcohol Surveys,
Alcohol Beverage Surveys, and
Beverage License Surveys

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.

Information typically required
on a Liquor License Survey

  • Location of your facility showing access streets and highways
  • All churches within a specified distance
  • All schools within a specified distance
  • All schools within a specified distance and
  • Distances to other establishments that serve or sell alcohol

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.

Why Require an Alcohol Survey?

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 
Professional Land Surveyors

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:

  • Your Name
  • Telephone Number
  • Property Address, including city, state and zip code
  • Name of the Restaurant, Bar, Nightclub
  • Your time frame

The following is taken from the City of Atlanta
Liquor License application package:

"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.

  • Zoning Enforcement Division
    Go to the Zoning Enforcement Division to verify if your desired location has been approved for your intended use.
  • Alcohol Certified Survey
    Contact a certified surveyor to perform an Alcohol Certified Survey or Distance Survey. These surveys help determine whether your location would comply 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)."

(We have taken this information from the City of Atlanta regulations for use as an example of regulations.)

Areas Served by Atlanta Engineering Services

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.

Alcohol Survey Information

Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in.

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Beer and Wine Surveys are performed by a Professional Surveyor Beverage License Surveys must be a Certified Survey
Liquor License Survey and Surveyor’s Contact Information

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