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Metropolitan Beer Permit Board

COVID-19 Response

Due to the current health emergency, the Metro Beer Board staff continues to work remotely. If you require a meeting in person, please reach out to our team to schedule a time to visit our office. You may contact us by phone: 615-862-6751 or by email: If you would like to pay your annual privilege tax, submit an application or pay a civil penalty, you may pay all three by credit or debit card through our epermits system, incurring a 2.3% convenience fee, or you may mail a personal check, business check, money order or cashier’s check to:

Metropolitan Beer Permit Board
800 2nd Avenue South, 3rd Floor
PO BOX 196300
Nashville, Tennessee 37219-6300

Meeting Information

Meetings are posted on the Events Calendar. Agendas can be accessed by clicking the Beer Permit Board link within the "Related Councils, Boards and Committees" section or by clicking the event link when available.

Contact Information

Phone: 615-862-6751
Fax: 615-862-6754

Office Hours

Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

New Beer Establishment

Interested in buying a beer establishment, but concerned that your potential investment may be too close to a school, church, daycare, or single family dwelling or two family dwelling? Contact the Metro Beer Board to find out how to schedule your pre-inspection measurement!

Beer Permit Application

Beer Permit Applications may now be submitted electronically through the ePermits system.

Beer Permit Application

Privilege Tax Information

The Annual Privilege Tax is now open for online payments.

Effective Monday, September 17, 2018, the Metropolitan Beer Permit Board will assess an $8.33 privilege tax for each temporary permit issued. This applies to Special Event permits as well, as they are considered temporary permits.

Prorated Privilege Tax rates effective September 1, 2017

Department Locations

  • Beer Board
    800 Second Avenue South
    Nashville, TN 37210
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Inspectors' Office Hours

Do you have questions or would you like to know more about the beer laws and regulations in Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County? Call and make an appointment to meet with one of our inspectors.

Inspectors' office hours are on Mondays from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Call 615-862-6751 or e-mail to set your appointment.

Related Councils, Boards and Committees

Staff Directory

Darby, Terrence
Administrative Services Officer IV
Hardrick, Darrell
Beer Permit Inspector I
James, Jr., Douglas L.
Beer Permit Inspector II
McDonough, Benton
Executive Director
Webb, Amanda
Office Support Specialist 1