Applying for a Permit and/or Registration

Certain alcohol and tobacco businesses, as well as firearms and ammunition businesses, including those listed below, must file an application with and receive approval from TTB before engaging in business. There is no fee at the federal level to apply for or maintain approval to operate TTB-regulated alcohol and tobacco businesses.

TTB offers an online application through Permits Online that you can complete in a matter of minutes.  In most cases, once your application is submitted electronically, you're done.  Please see an overview of the application process to help you prepare for applying for your first TTB permit, registration, or notice.


Key Permits and Registration Topics

Business Type Descriptions



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Page last reviewed: November 7, 2016
Page last updated: March 19, 2019
Maintained by: National Revenue Center