Beer / Liquor Permit Application Process

Persons wishing to apply for a beer / liquor license may download and bring the Beer / Liquor Permit Application (download application). After completion, the application must be delivered to the Billy S. Hobbs Municipal Center at 105 College Street along with a non-refundable application fee. The application fee may be paid in form of a cashier's check payable to the City of White House. The non-refundable application fee for a beer permit is $250.00, and the non-refundable application fee for a liquor permit is $300.00.

After receiving the completed application, the City then conducts a thorough background check on the applicant. If the applicant passes the background check, the City Recorder then schedules a Beer Board meeting. The meeting time and location and action items are advertised in the local newspaper. The applicant and Beer Board are notified in writing of the meeting time and date. Attendance of the applicant or his representative is required at the Beer Board meeting where this application is considered. The Beer Board considers the application and votes on approval. If approved, a beer or liquor permit is granted and a hard copy is sent to then applicant to post in a conspicuous area in the place of business. Documentation of sales tax registration is due to the City within ten days of beer permit approval.

For liquor by the drink licensing information, please review the State of Tennessee's requirements here