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Posted on: February 17, 2021

City Council Approves Change in Ordinance to Allow for Home Delivery of Alcoholic Beverages

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February 17, 2021

CONTACT: Lindsey Wiles

Communications Manager

lwiles@mariettaga.gov

770.794.5509

MARIETTA – During its regularly scheduled meeting on February 10, 2021, Marietta City Council approved an ordinance which amends the City Code to allow for the home delivery of alcoholic beverages by certain businesses.

In accordance with House Bill 879, signed by Governor Brian Kemp on August, 3, 2020 and contingent upon the approval of the local jurisdiction, the State of Georgia now allows businesses including grocery stores, gas stations/convenience stores, retail package stores, restaurants, brewpubs, bars, and other appropriately licensed establishments to provide for home delivery. Retail package stores are the only entities permitted to deliver distilled spirits, and alcoholic beverage manufacturers are excluded from home delivery. 

The Georgia Department of Revenue regulations state that only employees of the licensed establishment or a third-party service with a contractual relationship with the licensed establishment are eligible delivery drivers. These drivers must meet other qualifications which include passing a training certification that is valid for 2 years. All alcohol must be delivered in unopened packages to adults over the age of 21. Only businesses with a City of Marietta Business License may deliver within city limits and Marietta businesses may not deliver outside city limits.

If you have any questions about this change in the City’s code or your business’s eligibility, then please contact the City’s Business License Division at 770.794.5520.


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