Sale of Beer
Rules & Regulations
The current regulations regarding the sale of beer can be found in Title 8 of the La Vergne Municipal Code or by clicking here.
The entire process of getting a beer permit can take at least 4-6 weeks to complete, depending on when you submit your application. The Beer Board meets on the third Thursday of each month and the deadline to submit an application is three weeks prior to the meeting. The meeting must be advertised in a local newspaper. The City Recorder's Office is responsible for scheduling and advertising the meeting.
The application is available in the Public Information Portal in the Forms > City Recorder folder or can be obtained at City Hall. When you get the application, a printed copy of the rules and regulations found in the La Vergne Municipal Code will be attached. Make sure you meet all of the requirements listed. Make sure you completely fill out the application before you submit it for review.
You must submit a $250 application fee when you submit your application. This fee is non-refundable.
The City will conduct an investigation on the background of the applicant. If the applicant is a corporation, the investigation will be done on an office of the company. The City will also ensure that the location of the business meets all distance and zoning requirements.
You must attend the Beer Board Meeting so that you can answer any questions that may arise. During the meeting, the Beer Board will consider your application. If the Beer Board approves your request, the City Recorder's Office will have the appropriate officials sign the beer permit. This could take a few days depending on the availability of the Mayor and Chairman of the Beer Board.
Once the permit has been signed, you may pick up the permit after you pay the annual privilege tax. The privilege tax will be pro-rated for the remainder of the current year.
Annual Privilege Tax
Every year, during the Month of December, you will receive a notice from the City Recorder stating that your annual beer privilege tax is due beginning January 1st. You must pay the privilege tax before January 31 in order to not lose your beer permit. If you do not pay the privilege tax before January 31, a second notice will be sent out. If you do not pay your privilege tax within 10 days of receiving the second notice, your beer permit will automatically be revoked.