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Processing Times for Label Applications

Our Current Label Processing Times chart shows up-to-date processing information for applications. Use the chart to estimate when your application is likely to be processed.

Current Label Processing Times: As of: 1/27/2022 7:06 AM

2022 COLA applications received year-to-date: 13,853 (as of 1/27/2022)

Application Type

Average Label Processing Time
(Calendar Days):

Today We are Processing New* Applications Received On:

Distilled Spirits Labels

2 days


Malt Beverages Labels

4 days


Wine Labels

4 days


*New applications are submissions that we have not yet reviewed. Please note that electronic applications resubmitted with corrections always take priority over new applications.

If you submitted your application on or after the date in the chart, then we have received your application but have not yet assigned it to a specialist. Keep checking this page for updates. There is no need to call.

Reading the Chart

  • Application Type: We list the processing times for label applications by commodity, i.e., distilled spirits, malt beverages, and wine.
  • Average Label Processing Time (Calendar Days): This column gives the average number of days it takes to process your application, from the time we receive it until we either approve or reject it. This includes any time spent sending electronic applications back and forth for correction.
  • Today We are Processing New Applications Received On: We have not reviewed any applications received after the date in this column. If you call us about an application originally submitted after the date posted in the chart, we won't have any information about the status of your application.

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Related Information

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The regulations allow TTB up to 90 calendar days to process label applications (see 27 CFR 13.21(b)).

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Page last reviewed: October 25, 2017
Page last updated: January 27, 2022
Maintained by: Alcohol Labeling and Formulation Division