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Information Regarding City of Calhoun 2023 Alcohol License Renewals

The Department of Revenue will be performing a system upgrade over Labor Day weekend. The Georgia Tax Center (GTC) will be unavailable beginning Friday, September 2 at 8 pm through Monday, September 5 at 8pm. Upon completion of the new upgrade local government alcohol renewal applications will need to be completed via the Georgia Tax Center in conjunction with the renewal of your State alcohol license. The Department of Revenue has provided a pdf entitled “Read more about what to expect after the GTC upgrade” which is available on the GTC website.
All licensees holding a pouring license will be required to complete the “Annual Report – Alcohol Pouring” report in addition to the other required renewal documents. These documents will be available for download through the GTC application process. If you would like to review the Annual Report-Alcohol Pouring form and other required forms you may do so by following this link:

Please remember, all licensees under this article are required to renew their licenses annually and in a timely manner on or before January 1st each year, and requiring approval by Mayor and Council at a regular scheduled meeting. For this reason, we are requesting renewals be submitted on or before November 15th to allow for timely processing of your application. Once the GTC portal opens on September 6th, local alcohol licensees may begin the renewal process.

O.C.G.A § 3-2-7.1 requires the Department of Revenue to develop and
implement a state-wide centralized application process for initial
applications and renewals of retail licenses. The centralized licensing
process provides a way for retail licensees to simultaneously apply for such
licenses and renewals online. The license types included in the centralized
licensing process are retail (beer/wine), retail package, consumption on
premises (includes distilled spirits), and special events.

If you have any questions, please contact Judy Craig, Business License Clerk at 706-602-5631 or Sharon Nelson, City Clerk at 706-602-5501.

The City of Calhoun’s Educational Solar Array is online and producing electricity.

The City of Calhoun’s Educational Solar Array is online and producing electricity. You can monitor the results here:

A partnership between Calhoun Utilities, Calhoun City Schools and the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) installed a Solar Array at the Calhoun’s Utilities offices – 700 West Line Street. On sunny days the 48 kW Array produces enough energy to power about 6 typical homes.

Calhoun Electric Department Receives National Commendation for Electric Restoration Efforts in Abbeville, LA in Response to Hurricane Delta

The Calhoun Electric Department has received a national commendation from the American Public Power Association for its support in electric power restoration efforts in Abbeville, LA.

In October, Calhoun Electric Department sent crews to assist Abbeville, which suffered widespread outages as a result of Hurricane Delta.

Calhoun Electric Department participates in the American Public Power Association’s Mutual Aid Network, which coordinates with utilities and authorities during widespread power outages.

For more information on Calhoun Electric and its commitment to mutual aid, visit or

Calhoun Recycling Center Reopening

We are excited to announce that the Calhoun Recycling Center will reopen on Monday, May 4th.  Proper precautions will be in place to ensure the public’s safety and the employee’s safety.  Social distancing and all CDC recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19 will be required.  Thank you for your patience during this trying time.