Beer Board


The Beer Board is a five member body appointed by the City Council with each member serving a four-year (4) term.  Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5:00 pm in the City Hall Annex. Chapter 6, Article III establishes the board and its duties pursuant to  TCA 57-5-106(a).   Members of the board shall in no way be connected with the sale, storage, distribution or manufacture of beer.  All members are required to be city residents at time of appointment and maintain city residency during the entire term of office.  

The duty of the board is to regulate, supervise and control the issuance, suspension and revocation of permits to sell, store, distribute, dispense, serve and/or manufacture beer and other  beverages of like alcoholic content not in excess of five (5%) per centum by weight in the City of Bristol. 

The Beer Board operates under state statute and must follow the guidelines and requirements established under state law. 

The State of Tennessee is responsible for liquor-by-the-drink licensing. 

The Police Department and City Attorney assist the board in its deliberations. 

Staff Liaison:  Lt. Glen James - 423-989-5502


You May Print the beer permit application from this website.  The permit must be submitted, 
with payment, to the Beer Board Secretary at the Police Department, 801 Anderson St room 103, 
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.