Alcohol Sales

Beer Permit

Businesses that desire to sell beer either off-premise or for on-premise consumption must complete the appropriate application, and pay a non-refundable two hundred and fifty dollar ($250) application fee. Applications must be approved by the City of Loudon Beer Board before it can be sold legally within the City of Loudon. The pro-rated $100 annual privilege tax will be due at the time of receipt of the license.

The beer board meets on an as needed basis with special called meetings. Application should be made at least two (2) to three (3) weeks prior to the date the owner of the business desires to begin beer sales.

The holder of a beer permit may not sell, assign or transfer such license to any other person. When a business closes the permit should be returned to the city recorder.

Beer permits expire on December 31 of each year. There is an annual $100 privilege tax. Notice will be sent to the businesses on December 1 of each year and will be delinquent the following January 31.

Information about beer permits and regulations can be found in Title 8 of the Loudon Municipal Code.

Alcoholic Beverage - Liquor By the Drink

The City of Loudon allows the sale and consumption of liquor if properly approved by the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC). The TABC determines the cost of the city liquor permit, which must be paid annually to the City of Loudon.

Persons interested in pursuing this permit should Visit the Tennessee Alcohol Beverage Commission website or call (865) 594-6342. To view more information, see Title 8 of the Loudon Municipal Code.

Liquor Stores

Liquor stores were approved by county referendum at the November 4, 2008 election. City Council approved the location of two stores citywide. Applications were taken from March 2 through March 5, 2009.