New applicants must pay the application fee in person as well as present their completed beer permit application in person to be validated. There is a $100 annual beer privilege tax which, upon approval, is prorated during your first year. Please allow 1 to 2 weeks for processing all payments and applications.
Beer permit applications may be obtained from the finance department by mail or you can download and print the document (PDF). There is a $250 non-refundable application fee and the application process can be lengthy so interested applicants should apply well in advance before they open or buy a business.
The City of Alcoa Beer Board includes the City Manager, the City Recorder, and one member appointed by the mayor who shall serve 3 year term. Beer applications are considered during Beer Board meetings as needed.
Liquor-by-the-drink licenses are issued by the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission (ABC). The City of Alcoa is to receive a letter of the state liquor license approval, once it is issued.