Combined Average – Days to Process Paper and Permits Online Original Applications

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This information is compiled to show the average turnaround time it takes TTB to process applications to operate new businesses.  The average number of days to process represents the average number of days elapsed from the date the National Revenue Center receives the application through the date that the applicant is approved to operate.  The approval process may include:

  • Initial evaluation of the application for completeness,
  • Background checks,
  • Field investigations,
  • Examination of equipment and premises,
  • Legal analysis of proposed operations.

The time necessary to process an application varies and typically, applications to operate a production or manufacturing plant take longer.  These statistics span the year-to-date period based on the Federal Government’s fiscal year (FY), October 1 – September 30 each year.

FY 2012 - Average Number of Days to Completely Process Original Applications to Operate

Fiscal Year 2012:
Oct 1, 2011 - Sept 30, 2012

Oct 1, 2011 through Oct 31, 2011

Oct 1, 2011 through Nov 30, 2011

Oct 1, 2011 through Dec 31, 2011

Oct 1, 2011 through Jan 31, 2012

Oct 1, 2011 through Feb 29, 2012

Oct 1, 2011 through Mar 31, 2012

Oct 1, 2011 through Apr 30, 2012

Oct 1, 2011 through May 31, 2012

Oct 1, 2011 through Jun 30, 2012

Oct 1, 2011 through Jul 31, 2012

Oct 1, 2011 through Aug 31, 2012

Oct 1, 2011 through Sep 30, 2012

Average Days to Process All Original Applications (Paper and Permits Online Applications)

  Alcohol Fuel Plant

50.56

45.69

45.76

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Brewery

50.00

111.37

107.45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Bonded Wine Cellar

44.39

72.33

66.46

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Bonded Winery

102.60

46.19

46.86

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Distilled Spirits Plants

68.56

85.32

81.67

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Export Warehouse

0.00

21.00

21.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Firearms/Ammunition/ Tax Free

21.33

21.33

24.38

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Importer (Alcohol)

53.65

52.40

49.39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Mfr Cigarettes Papers and Tubes

0.00

0.00

0.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Mfr of Processed Tobacco

0.00

44.00

44.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Mfr of Tobacco Products

83.33

83.33

100.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Specially Denatured Spirits

29.19

38.06

44.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Tax Free Alcohol User

48.83

48.30

48.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Tobacco Importers

56.54

60.51

68.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Volatile Fruit Concentrate Plant

0.00

0.00

0.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Wholesaler (Alcohol)

63.78

58.30

56.14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FY 2011 - Average Number of Days to Completely Process Original Applications to Operate

Fiscal Year 2011:
Oct 1, 2010 - Sept 30, 2011

Oct 1, 2010 through Oct 31, 2010

Oct 1, 2010 through Nov 30, 2010

Oct 1, 2010 through Dec 31, 2010

Oct 1, 2010 through Jan 31, 2011

Oct 1, 2010 through Feb 28, 2011

Oct 1, 2010 through Mar 31, 2011

Oct 1, 2010 through Apr 30, 2011

Oct 1, 2010 through May 31, 2011

Oct 1, 2010 through Jun 30, 2011

Oct 1, 2010 through Jul 31, 2011

Oct 1, 2010 through Aug 31, 2011

Oct 1, 2010 through Sep 30, 2011

Average Days to Process All Original Applications (Paper and Permits Online Applications)

  Alcohol Fuel Plant

26.82

32.55

31.84

32.64

39.86

38.80

39.99

40.81

41.13

41.79

41.42

42.11

  Brewery

37.67

105.67

108.49

108.63

107.77

108.33

114.31

114.88

113.90

114.42

113.59

113.03

  Bonded Wine Cellar

47.29

24.17

23.50

26.70

33.00

60.44

60.19

56.00

51.90

55.50

54.63

52.63

  Bonded Winery

121.33

50.75

50.53

50.49

49.73

49.17

48.30

46.82

46.53

46.71

46.00

46.57

  Distilled Spirits Plants

68.06

62.43

66.80

77.18

85.29

84.89

86.56

86.77

85.07

84.73

90.03

89.42

  Export Warehouse

0.00

0.00

0.00

259.00

259.00

259.00

259.00

146.00

146.00

146.00

114.75

114.75

  Firearms/Ammunition/ Tax Free

18.33

15.75

15.75

15.75

44.13

59.69

64.37

87.86

81.57

76.47

76.47

72.36

  Importer (Alcohol)

66.99

69.12

78.45

80.13

90.81

93.05

92.47

90.81

90.76

89.40

87.31

86.56

  Mfr Cigarette Papers and Tubes

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

26.00

  Mfr of Processed Tobacco

0.00

0.00

125.00

84.00

84.00

84.00

84.00

289.33

206.60

206.60

206.60

177.00

  Mfr of Tobacco Products

62.00

53.80

55.44

60.05

59.86

217.93

208.60

180.64

177.85

166.63

156.52

148.98

  Specially Denatured Spirits

47.15

40.53

45.58

49.84

51.54

48.08

46.90

37.72

37.32

37.68

37.62

38.23

  Tax Free Alcohol User

34.62

35.83

39.63

44.55

50.52

49.01

47.52

58.63

53.47

53.02

50.95

44.41

  Tobacco Importers

52.18

48.75

46.47

49.21

49.01

47.48

56.85

62.11

61.40

61.34

58.90

58.55

  Volatile Fruit Concentrate Plant

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

  Wholesaler (Alcohol)

62.67

67.39

71.32

73.33

83.94

88.11

85.91

84.71

84.68

83.83

82.18

81.88

 

Page last reviewed/updated: 04/10/2017