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Beer Permit Required Documents

On-Sale Beer Permit, Off-Sale Beer Permit, Wholesale Beer Permit

  • Copy of Lease (or proof of property ownership – if property owner)
  • Health Inspection, 615-340-5620
  • Fire Marshal Inspection, 615-862-5230
  • Business License (must be same name as listed on application)
    Metro County Clerk
    Main Office
    700 2nd Avenue South, Suite 101
    P.O. BOX 196333
    Nashville, TN 37210
    8:00 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. (M-F)
    615-862-6050
    http://www.nashvilleclerk.com/business/
  • Certificate of Registration
    Tennessee Department of Revenue
    500 Deaderick Street
    Nashville, TN 37242
    615-253-0600
    http://www.tennessee.gov/revenue/
  • Certificate of Existence (for Tennessee Corporations)
    Tennessee Secretary of State
    Division of Business Services
    312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Snodgrass Tower, 6th Floor
    Nashville, TN 37243
    615-741-2286
    TNSOS.CERT@tn.gov
    https://tnbear.tn.gov/ecommerce/default.aspx
  • Certificate of Authorization (for out of state corporations)
    Tennessee Secretary of State
    Division of Business Services
    312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Snodgrass Tower, 6th Floor
    Nashville, TN 37243
    615-741-6488
    TNSOS.CERT@tn.gov
    https://tnbear.tn.gov/Ecommerce/CertOfExistenceInstr.aspx
  • Proof of Legal Status (for non-US citizens)

On-Sale Special Event Beer Permit

  • Letter of permission to use property
  • Health Inspection approval, 615-340-5620
  • Fire Marshal approval, 615-862-5230
  • Certificate of Registration or Tax Exempt Letter from Charity or Non-profit organizations
    Tennessee Department of Revenue
    500 Deaderick Street
    Nashville, TN 37242
    615-253-0600
    http://www.tennessee.gov/revenue/
  • Certificate of Existence (for Tennessee corporations)
    Tennessee Secretary of State
    Division of Business Services
    312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Snodgrass Tower, 6th Floor
    Nashville, TN 37243
    615-741-2286
    TNSOS.CERT@tn.gov
    https://tnbear.tn.gov/ecommerce/default.aspx
  • Certificate of Authorization (for out of state corporations)
    Tennessee Secretary of State
    Division of Business Services
    312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Snodgrass Tower, 6th Floor
    Nashville, TN 37243
    615-741-6488
    TNSOS.CERT@tn.gov
    https://tnbear.tn.gov/Ecommerce/CertOfExistenceInstr.aspx
  • Proof of Legal Status (for non-U.S. Citizens)
  • Letter of Security – from licensed person or company providing security (must state date, time, place, number of security officers)
  • Street Closure Permit (if applicable)

Caterer Beer Permit

  • Copy of current Health Permit
  • Copy of On-Sale Beer Permit
  • ABC issued Liquor Caterer permit