Beer & Liquor Permits

Beer Permits

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.

Special Event Application

For individuals seeking a beer permit for a special event, download and complete the City of Alcoa Special Event Permit Application (PDF).

City of Alcoa Beer Board

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 License

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.

Tennessee ABC

For more information, visit the Tennessee ABC website.

Call the local Knoxville ABC Office at 865-594-6342, or visit the Knoxville Alcoholic Beverage Commission office at:
322 Nancy Lynn Lane Suite 14
Knoxville, TN 37919

Directions to Knoxville ABC Office

Driving directions from the City of Alcoa Municipal Building to the Knoxville ABC:
  • Take Highway 129 to Pellissippi Parkway. Go down Pellissippi Parkway to 1-40 East
  • From Interstate 40 East, take the Papermill Road Exit 383
  • Stay straight onto Northshore Drive to first traffic light
  • Turn right on Baum Drive
  • Take a left on Nancy Lynn Lane

For More Information

If you have questions about a beer or liquor license, please call the city of Alcoa at 865-380-4700.