COVID-19: Local Georgia Executive Orders

 

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4/3/2020 UPDATE – Gov. Kemp Executive Order: Statewide ban on in-person dining. Restaurants may continue to offer delivery, curbside pick-up, & to-go services. This is effective 6:00PM Friday, April 3, 2020 until 11:59PM Monday, April 13, 2020. 

View the executive order HERE.

View the guidance and FAQs for the executive order HERE.

View the GRA's Q&A blog post HERE.


The National Restaurant Association Restaurant Law Center has created a Georgia-specific document that restaurant workers can carry with them going to/from work to identify themselves as critical workers. The document is customizable so employers can add their logo and contact information.

Georgia Essential Critical Infrastructure Worker (ECIW) Letter - Food Supply


Local Executive Orders

City/County

Off-Premise Beer and Wine Sales

Effective Until

Assistance/Deadline Extentions

Acworth

Allowed

4/6/2020

Adrian

Allowed

4/7/2020

Any deadlines for the purchasing or obtaining of occupation tax certificates, permits or similar civil approvals mandated by the City of Adrian Code shall be tolled for the duration of the emergency as established herein, and for 15 days thereafter.

Albany

Allowed

4/7/2020

Alpharetta

Allowed

4/22/2020

Deadline for for submission of the registration and payment of the administrative fee, occupational tax, and/or regulator fee are extended to June 30, 2020. Any pentaly for failure to submit any registraion or pay any tax or fee shall be tolled until June 30, 2020. Monthly reporting requirements and excise tax payment deadlines related to sale of alcoholic beverages for calendar months of February, March and April 2020 are extended to June 30, 2020.

Athens-Clarke County

Allowed

4/7/2020

April 1, 2020 deadline for payment of Occupation Tax and regulatory fees be extended to June 1, 2020.

Atlanta

Allowed

5/19/2020

Austell

4/10/2020

Deadlines for purchasing or obtaining by persons or businesses of occupation tax certifcates, permits or similar civil approvals shall be tolled for duration of emergency order plus 15 days. Such persons or businesses shall obatin necessary permision

Bainbridge

Allowed

4/6/2020

Deadlines for purchasing or obtaining by persons or businesses of occupation tax certifcates, permits or similar civil approvals shall be tolled for duration of emergency order plus 15 days. Such persons or businesses shall obatin necessary permision.

Barrow County

Allowed

4/13/2020

Bartow County

Allowed

4/7/2020

All deadlines imposed for the renewal of self service fuel licenses and/or alcohol licenses and any other specific licenses required by Bartow County Ordinances shall be tolled for duration of this order plus 30 days.

Berkeley Lake

Allowed

4/13/2020

Braselton

Allowed

4/13/2020

Brookhaven

Allowed

4/15/2020

Any deadlines for the purchasing or obtaining by persons or businesses of occupation tax certificates, permits or similar civil approvals mandated by the City Code shall be tolled for the duration of the emergency as established herein, and for 15 days thereafter. Such persons or businesses shall obtain necessary permissions required by law but deadlines set by the City Code are tolled for the duration of the emergency as established herein, and for 15 days thereafter. In addition, payment of any fees, taxes, or other obligations due the City shall not incur any interest or penalties until July 1, 2020.

Buford

Allowed

4/13/2020

Business license renewal deadline to May 29, 2020

Bulloch County

Allowed

4/27/2020

All deadlines imposed for the renewal of self service fuel licenses and/or alcohol licenses and any other specific licenses required by Bulloch County Ordinances shall be tolled for duration of this order plus 30 days.

Butts County

Allowed

4/4/2020

All deadlines imposed under the Butts County Code of Ordinances, relating to the renewal of business licenses, shall be tolled for the duration of this Order and for thirty (30) days following the expiration of this Order.

Canton

Allowed until 4/30/2020

4/12/2020

If you need an extension on a business license renewal, please email billy.peppers@cantonga.gov.

Cartersville

Allowed

4/7/2020

All deadlines imposed for the renewal of self service fuel licenses and/or alcohol licenses and any other specific licenses required by City of Cartersville Ordinances shall be tolled for duration of this order plus 30 days.

Cave Spring

Allowed

4/7/2020

All deadlines imposed for the renewal of self service fuel licenses and/or alcohol licenses and any other specific licenses required by Cave Spring Ordinances shall be tolled for duration of this order plus 30 days.

Chamblee

4/21/2020

Chattooga County

Allowed

3/31/2020

Cherokee County

Allowed

4/9/2020

Cobb County

Allowed

4/15/2020

Occupation tax/business license renewals due by 12/31, the 10% penalty postponed from 4/1 to 6/1. Interest on excise taxes for March and April waived.

Cohutta

Allowed

4/13/2020

College Park

Allowed

4/8/2020

Extended Mixed-Drink tax payments and business license renewals to April 30, 2020.

Columbus Muscogee County

Allowed

4/30/2020

April 1 deadline for obtaining business license & paying business occupational tax extended to May 1; Mixed Drink Excise Tax & Vehicle Rental Excise Tax payments due in April extended 30 days

Conyers

Allowed

4/13/2020

Covington

Allowed

4/8/2020

Due date and payment of alcohol excise taxes of restaurants delayed through and until June 30, 2020 and shall not be subject to penalties or interest. Any alcohol excise taxes of restaurants that accrue and are unpaid during the period until June 30, 2020 shall be paid to the City in six (6) equal installments in the months of July through December. All alcohol excise taxes of restaurants shall be due and payable in the normal procedure beginning July 1, 2020.

Dacula

Allowed

4/13/2020

Dalton

Allowed

4/13/2020

Decatur

Allowed

4/7/2020

The grace period for paying the first installment of Decatur 2020 property taxes to July 15, 2020. Tax bills will be mailed the week of March 30 and due June 1, 2020. With the extended grace period, no penalties and interest will be applied if the principal is paid by July 15, 2020.

DeKalb County

Allowed

Indefinite

Doraville

Allowed

3/31/2020

The council extended the renewal of Occupational Tax Certificates (business licenses) to May 1 and delayed the monthly reporting of the Alcohol Beverage Tax until June 20, at which time the months of March, April and May would be due. The council also approved a resolution requesting that commercial property landlords grant a 60-day rent abatement to tenants.

Dougherty County

Allowed

4/7/2020

Douglas County

Allowed

4/10/2020

March 31 deadline for business license renewal extended one (1) month.

Douglasville

Allowed

4/10/2020

Duluth

Allowed

Deadlines for the payment (including interest and penalties) of occupational taxes, alcohol license renewals and all other licenses or fees owed to the City of Duluth are stayed and not be due until June 30, 2020; Due date & payment of alcohol excise tax delayed until June 30. Any alcohol excise taxes of restaurants that accrue and are unpaid during the period until June 30, 2020 shall be paid to the City in six (6) equal installments in the months of July through December. All alcohol excise taxes of restaurants shall be due and payable in the normal procedure beginning July 1, 2020.

Dunwoody

Allowed

4/22/2020

East Point

Allowed

4/22/2020

Fayetteville

Allowed

4/7/2020

Floyd County

Allowed

4/7/2020

Forsyth County

Allowed

4/17/2020

Gainesville

Allowed

Indefinite

Garden City

4/22/2020

Glynn County

Allowed

4/14/2020

Grayson

4/6/2020

Gwinnett County

Allowed

4/13/2020

Hall County

Allowed

4/1/2020

Henry County

Allowed

4/21/2020

Hiram

Allowed

4/6/2020

Deadlines for purchasing or obtaining by persons or businesses of occupation tax certifcates, permits or similar civil approvals shall be tolled for duration of emergency order plus 15 days. Such persons or businesses shall obatin necessary permision.

Kennesaw

Allowed

4/6/2020

Deadline for Business License renewals extended to May 29, 2020, without penalty.

LaGrange

Allowed

5/18/2020

Deadline for purchasing or obtaining a business license is extended to 15 days after the emergency declaration expires.

Lawrenceville

4/13/2020

Liburn

4/13/2020

Due date of Business occupational taxes from March 31, 2020 to June 30, 2020. No late fees will be applied to occupational taxes paid before July 1, 2020.

Loganville

4/13/2020

Lyerly

Allowed

3/31/2020

Macon-Bibb County

Allowed

4/6/2020

All deadlines relating to Article VII of Chapter 26 of Macon-Bibb County Code relating to renewal of business licenses shall be tolled for duration of this order plus 30 days after expiration

Marietta

4/10/2020

The deadline for business license payments postponed to May 30.

Menlo

Allowed

3/31/2020

Norcross

Allowed

4/27/2020

The deadline for renewals of all business and alcohol licenses is extended until June 30, 2020.The deadline for the payment of occupational taxes, alcohol license fees, alcohol excise taxes and all other taxes, licenses or fees owed to the city is extended until June 30, 2020. Interest and penalties for late payment of such taxes, licenses and fees shall not begin to accrue until June 30, 2020.Alcohol excise taxes that accrue and are unpaid from the effective date of this Emergency Order through June 30, 2020 shall be due and payable to the city in six equal installments in the months of July through December 2020. All alcohol excise taxes accruing after June 30, 2020 shall become due and payable in the normal course after July 1, 2020.

Oakwood

Allowed

Indefinite

Paulding County

4/6/2020

Peachtree City

Allowed

4/6/2020

Peachtree Corners

Allowed

4/12/2020

Rockdale County

Allowed

4/8/2020

Rome

Allowed

4/7/2020

Roswell

Allowed

4/4/2020

The collection of Excise Tax on alcoholic beverages and Business License Fees is suspended for 60 days.

Sandy Springs

Allowed

5/16/2020

Due date for businesses to pay their Business Occupational Tax Certificate (business license) from March 31 to May 31, 2020. Extension of the required monthly reporting and payment of alcohol excise taxes by local businesses until May 31 without penalty or interest.

Savannah

Allowed

4/8/2020

Smyrna

Allowed

4/24/2020

Snellville

Allowed

4/13/2020

Statesboro

Allowed

4/7/2020

Statham

Allowed

4/7/2020

Any deadlines for the purchasing or obatining of occupation tax certificates, permits, or similar civil approvals mandated shall be tolled for the duration of emergency plus 15 days.

Sugar Hill

Allowed

4/13/2020

Summerville

Allowed

3/31/2020

Suwanee

Thunderbolt

Allowed

4/5/2020

Trion

Allowed

3/31/2020

Tunell Hill

Allowed

4/14/2020

Tybee Island

Allowed

4/6/2020

Any deadlines for the purchasing or obtaining by persons or businesses of occupation tax certificates, permits or similar civil approvals mandated by the City Code shall be tolled for the duration of the emergency as established herein, and for 15 days thereafter. Such persons or businesses shall obtain necessary permissions required by law, but deadlines set by the City Code are tolled for the duration of the emergency as established herein, and for 15 days thereafter.

Tyrone

4/7/2020

Varnell

Allowed

4/14/2020

Warner Robins

Allowed

4/19/2020

Deadlines for purchasing or obtaining by persons or businesses of occupation tax certifcates, permits or similar civil approvals shall be tolled for duration of emergency order plus 15 days. Such persons or businesses shall obtain necessary permission.

Whitfield County

Allowed

4/14/2020

Winder

Allowed

4/6/2020

Any deadlines for the purchasing or obatining of occupation tax certificates, permits, or similar civil approvals mandated shall be tolled for the duration of emergency plus 15 days

Woodstock

Allowed

4/30/2020

March 20 alcohol exise taxes deferred for 30 days; no additional penalties for delinquent business occupation taxes applied April 1st.