Sale of Beer
Rules & RegulationsThe current regulations regarding the sale of beer can be found in Title 8 of the La Vergne Municipal Code or by clicking here.
Application ProcessThe 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
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.