Peddler / Solicitor / Temporary Sales Permit

The City Clerk’s Office issues Peddler / Solicitor / Temporary Sales Vendor’s permits per Cookeville Municipal Code Title 9, Chapter 2, Section 9-201 through Section 9-213.  The requirements are:

  • $10 annual application fee
  • $70 privilege fee (valid for 14 consecutive days)
  • A City of Cookeville sales tax number
  • Post a $2,500 surety bond for a one-year period
  • A temporary sales permit also requires written permission from the property owner
  • If any person, firm or corporation is purchasing or otherwise dealing in antique, used or scrap jewelry and precious metals, they are required to register with the City of Cookeville Police Department.

 

A copy of the completed Temporary Sales Permit Application and all the additional requirements must be returned to the City of Cookeville Tax Department and approved by the City Clerk before a permit is issued.  If you have any unanswered questions please call our office (931) 520-5250 or (931) 520-5251.

If any person, firm or corporation will be in Cookeville purchasing or otherwise dealing in antique, or used or scrap jewelry and precious metals, where the purchase is for resale in its original form or as changed by remounting, melting, reforming, remolding or recasting or for resale as scrap or in bulk, shall be required to register with the City of Cookeville Police Department.  Please contact Detective Sergeant Tammy Goolsby tgoolsby@cookeville-tn.org or 931-520-5322.  As required by Tennessee Code Annotated 38-1-201 through 38-1-203, Title 38 Prevention and Detection of Crime, Chapter 1 Miscellaneous Provisions, Part 2 Scrap Jewelry and Metal Dealers.

Non-Profit Organizations/Benefits for Putnam County residents, who solicit donations are required to have a permit free of cost.  The Application for Charitable and Non-Profit Organizations must be completed and returned to the City of Cookeville Tax Department for approval.

Parade / Street Closure Permit

The City of Cookeville issues permits for parades or street closures for events that will obstruct the public streets or rights of way per Municipal Code Title 16, Chapter 6, Section 16-610.  An Application for Parade Street Closure must be completed; the completed application with a copy of the location or route, must be taken to the City of Cookeville Police Department (10 E. Broad) to be signed (in red ink), if there is a street closure, the City Manager must also approve.  The application is then returned to the tax department with a deposit of $100 to ensure that all refuse; litter, materials and equipment used in the activity are removed after the activity.  After the event and verification by the police department that everything has been done, a refund check is issued (approximately two weeks after the event) and the applicant is called to pick up the refund check.

Noise Permit

Per Title 11, Chapter 2, Section 11-202 of the City of Cookeville Municipal Code a special noise permit shall be granted for limited exceptions from the provisions of this section.  A Special Noise Permit Application must be completed by the applicant, approved by the City of Cookeville Police Department (S. Jefferson sub station) and signed by them in red ink; the City Manager must also approve the application.  The completed application is then returned to the City of Cookeville Tax Department and a permit is issued for the date of the event.

Going Out of Business Permit

Pursuant to the City of Cookeville Municipal Code, Title 9, Chapter 1, Section 9-101, any business inside the corporate boundaries of the City of Cookeville is required to apply for a “Close Out” Sales Permit.

This means that any business that is offering to sell to the public goods, wares and merchandise of any kind in the connection with a declared purpose to terminate, close, liquidate, or discontinue the business must purchase this permit.  The permit fee is $25.00 for a period not to exceed 30 days and not more than three (3) renewals shall be granted.  Along with the application, we request that you submit a basic inventory for our review.

Beer Permit

Beer Permit for On-premise

ON-PREMISE BEER PERMITS are issued to restaurants that have a seating capacity of at least 75 people at tables.  An application for On-Premise Beer Permit must be completed in a persons name that will be responsible for the enforcement of the Municipal Code Title 8, Chapter 2 Sections 8-201 through 8-222.  There is a $250 non-refundable application fee and a yearly beer privilege tax of $100 due each January 1.  At the time a new application is applied, the applicant will pay a prorated portion of the privilege tax based on the remaining months until the next tax payment date.  The applicant for the beer permit must either sign the application in front of the City Clerk or have their signature notarized.  Also on the application, must be notarized, the signature of two (2) people that have known the applicant  for at least two (2) years, not related to the applicant and can verify good moral character of the applicant.  After the completed application, a copy of the State of TN Sales and Use Tax Certificate, a copy of the applicant’s Tennessee Driver’s license and fees are received; the City Clerk will do an inspection of the facility.  If the inspection is favorable a permit will be issued at that time.

Liquor by the Drink

City of Cookeville Municipal Code Title 8, Chapter 1, Section 8-101 through 8-105 allows on premise consumption of alcoholic beverages if approved by the State of Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission.  To apply for a liquor license or if you have any questions call 615-741-1602.  When a liquor license is issued by the State of TN,  an annual privilege tax is to be paid to the City of Cookeville for the same dollar amount that is paid to the State of Tennessee.

Beer Permit for Off-premise

OFF-PREMISE BEER PERMITS are issued to grocery store, drug store, convenience store or tobacco store.  An application for Off-Premise Beer Permit must be completed in a persons name that will be responsible for the enforcement of the Municipal Code Title 8, Chapter 2 Sections 8-201 through 8-222.  There is a $250. non-refundable application fee and a yearly beer privilege tax of $100 due each January 1.  At the time a new permit is applied for, the applicant will pay a prorated portion of the privilege tax based on the remaining months until the next tax payment date.  The applicant for the beer permit must either sign the application in front of the City Clerk or have their signature notarized.  Also on the application, must be notarized, the signature of two (2) people that have known the applicant for at least two (2) years, not related to the applicant and can verify good moral character of the applicant.  After the completed application, a copy of the State of TN Sales and Use Tax Certificate, a copy of the applicant’s Tennessee Driver’s license and fees are received; the City Clerk will do an inspection of the facility.  If the inspection is favorable a permit will be issued at that time.