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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)

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