Average Days to Process Permits Online Original Applications

This information is compiled to show the average turnaround time it takes TTB to process original commodity applications to operate new businesses. This data pertains to the segment of applications which are received through TTB's electronic application system, Permits Online (PONL). The processing times represent the average number of days elapsed from the date the National Revenue Center receives the application through the date that the application is dispositioned (approved to operate, abandoned, denied, or withdrawn). The application review process may include:

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

You can log into your Permits Online account at any time to check the status of your application. We suggest that you only call us to inquire about the status of your application if we have exceeded the average application processing times below. The time necessary to process an application varies and typically, applications to operate a production or manufacturing plant take longer to review. These statistics span the previous three months of available data.

 

MONTH:

October 2019

November 2019

December 2019

Type

Avg Days to Process PONL Applications

Avg Days to Process PONL Applications

Avg Days to Process PONL Applications

Alcohol Fuel Plant

53

26

N/A

Bonded Wine Cellar

82

49

84

Bonded Winery

64

53

59

Brewery

99

77

83

Distilled Spirits Plant

86

102

93

Export Warehouse

N/A

N/A

N/A

Firearms Tax Free

N/A

121

297

Importer (Alcohol)

29

24

29

Manufacturer of Cigarette Papers and Tubes

N/A

N/A

N/A

Manufacturer of Tobacco Products

252

159

407

Specially Denatured Spirits

92

57

123

Tax Free Alcohol

61

60

80

Tobacco Importer

124

64

133

Volatile Fruit Flavored Concentrate Plant

N/A

N/A

N/A

Wholesaler (Alcohol)

34

22

26

 

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Page last reviewed: October 25, 2018
Page last update: January 8, 2020 
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