It’s now a requirement that all owed property taxes be paid before a retailer can obtain an alcoholic beverage license.
An ordinance making that requirement was placed on second reading and adopted during the Elbert County Board of Commissioners regular meeting on Monday.
County Attorney Bill Daughtry says this ordinance will deal with properties that are selling alcohol with delinquent property taxes.
“This came up because the county was informed that beer and wine was being sold by retailers in the county at location where property taxes were delinquent or in the default”, said Daughtry. “So this is a location requirement that would deal with that situation.”
A motion was made to adopt the ordinance, which passed with a unanimous vote of the commissioners.