Johns Creek considers allowing home delivery of alcohol

Johns Creek officials plan to discuss a new law during a Monday meeting allowing home delivery of alcohol by businesses with a pouring or package license. File photo by Pexels
Johns Creek officials plan to discuss a new law during a Monday meeting allowing home delivery of alcohol by businesses with a pouring or package license. File photo by Pexels

Johns Creek officials plan to discuss a new law during a Monday meeting that would allow home delivery of alcohol by businesses with a pouring or package license.

Several cities including Roswell, Sandy Springs and Alpharetta passed laws in November allowing home delivery of alcohol. Their ordinances followed House Bill 879 which Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law in August and allows the delivery of wine, beer and liquor to homes.

Officials have said the action is intended to help businesses that have struggled during the pandemic.

During a Monday work session, Johns Creek City Council members will discuss a permanent change in the law to allow alcohol delivery. According to the city, Mayor Mike Bodker asked Council members to consider the issue after being contacted by a business owner.

City Council will also consider charging an annual fee to businesses that provide home delivery.

Currently Roswell charges an annual $100 fee to businesses that provide home delivery of wine, beer and liquor. Sandy Springs and Alpharetta have no added fees to businesses.

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