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Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS)

Original Author: Darden, Don
Date of Material: 03/19/2004

Beer--Licenses and permits
Licenses and permits

Transfer of Beer License

Reviewed Date: 07/27/2021
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)

Main Document(s):
file Transfer of Beer License.pdf
Reference Document(s):
file Transfer of Beer License.doc