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Reviewed Date: June 19, 2017

Original Author: 
Darden, Don
Date of Material: 
Mar 19, 2004

Beer--Licenses and permits
Licenses and permits

Transfer of Beer License

MTAS was asked about the legality of transferring ownership of a beer license.

March 18, 2004

Mrs. Helen Dykes
City Recorder
Town Hall, Highway 41
P.O. Box 277
Tracy City, TN 37387

Re: Transfer of Beer License
Dear Mrs. Dykes:

You have indicated that a local business owner who had a beer license has leased the building and transferred ownership of the beer license.

Please be advised that TCA 57-5-103 provides that a beer permit is authorized “only for the owner to whom the permit is issued and cannot be transferred to another owner.” This is a personal license and cannot be transferred by sale or lease.


Don Darden
Municipal Management Consultant
The University of Tennessee (MTAS)

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