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Alcohol Beverage Permits
Prior to dispensing alcohol beverages in the unincorporated areas of Jefferson Parish or the Village of Jean Lafitte, each business must apply for and obtain an alcohol beverage permit. Applicants must meet certain qualifications (age, residency, citizenship, etc.) and there are limitations on the location of the business (zoning, proximity to schools, churches, and public libraries, etc.).
If your business is located within the corporate limits of Grand Isle, Gretna, Harahan, Kenner, or Westwego, please contact the proper agency listed in Cities and Towns for appropriate instructions.
The application for the LA State Alcoholic Beverage Permit should be filed within 24 hours of filing of local permit. Please consult the instructions for additional information regarding the alcohol beverage permit.
 
Alcohol Beverage Permit Instructions
All businesses must complete, sign, and notarize an Alcohol Beverage Permit Application. Each owner, partner, officer, person owning 5% or more stock in the corporation, and managers must complete, sign and notarize Schedule A. Upon completing Schedule A, each applicant must bring it and be photographed and fingerprinted. Applicants may be photographed and fingerprinted at the Sheriff’s Office Administration Building, 1233 Westbank Expressway, Harvey, LA.  Persons domiciled out of town must appear before the local law enforcement agency serving their area to be fingerprinted and photographed. Qualifications and conditions of applicants may be found in Section 4-17 of the Jefferson Parish Code of Ordinances.

New applications must be accompanied by:

  • a notarized copy of any/all leases, subleases, or monthly rental agreements
  • certificate of publication of ad in newspaper
  • a completed application for occupational license tax and sales tax registration
New applications should be filed 45 days prior to commencing business in order to allow sufficient time for the approval process. Renewal applications are due October 1st and become delinquent on November 1. State and local applications must be submitted with twenty-four (24) hours of each other.
 
Fees: $35.00 for beer permit, $500.00 for high alcoholic content, $535.00 for both
 
Payment may be in cash, certified check, cashier's check, or money order.
Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Applicants should consult with the following governmental agencies for additional regulatory requirements that apply.

LA Department of Revenue
LA Alcohol Beverage Control Board
Jefferson Parish Health Unit
Jefferson Parish Zoning Department
Internal Revenue Service

Peddler and Solicitor Permits
Door to door sales are prohibited. Sales, solicitations and/or distributions from public property or roadways are prohibited. No permit shall be issued until the expiration of 15 days from the date of application. See Jefferson Parish Code of Ordinances, Chapter 22, Article II for additional information.

Door to door solicitations (the taking of orders for future delivery) are permitted when in compliance with the following:

  • each solicitor must complete an application, pay a $2.00 application fee, and obtain a solicitor’s permit ID card $25.00
  • no solicitation or house to house canvassing between the hours of 8:00pm and 8:00am, except as made by appointment
  • complete an occupational license application along with payment of $50.00 occupational license tax.
 
Sales from Temporary Stands or Vehicles
Sales from public property are prohibited. Special requirements apply to sales from temporary stands or vehicles on privately-owned property. In addition to an occupational license and sales tax deposit, a temporary vendor permit is required.
Please contact Cathy Mendoza, Special Events Coordinator, at (504) 363-5503 for information.
 
Special Events, Craft Shows and Festivals

Sponsors of special events, craft shows, and festivals must complete an application along with payment of an occupational license tax in the amount of $250.00. In addition, sponsors must comply with the following:

  • Submit a listing (name, address, telephone number) of all vendors participating in the event, craft show, or festival a minimum of 5 days prior to the event date.
  • Remit the 4.75% sales tax on all fees charged the public for admission to said event, craft show, or festival.
Sales from public property are prohibited. Special requirements apply to transient persons conducting sales from hotels, motels, or inns or other temporary quarters including a $500.00 permit fee and a $10,000.00 cash or surety bond.

Please contact Kim Charles, Director, Sales Tax Division, at (504) 363-5503 for information.