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the application through the date that the application is dispositioned (approved to operate, abandoned, denied, or withdrawn).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:

April 2021

May 2021

June 2021

Type

Avg Days to Process PONL Applications

Avg Days to Process PONL Applications

Avg Days to Process PONL Applications

Alcohol Fuel Plant

100

8

218

Bonded Wine Cellar

31

36

33

Bonded Winery

55

50

38

Brewery

65

35

67

Distilled Spirits Plant

53

54

165

Export Warehouse

103

70

N/A

Firearms Tax Free

40

26

25

Importer (Alcohol)

20

27

34

Manufacturer of Cigarette Papers and Tubes

N/A

N/A

N/A

Manufacturer of Tobacco Products

161

253

184

Specially Denatured Spirits

56

39

28

Tax Free Alcohol

34

2

28

Tobacco Importer

521

149

156

Volatile Fruit Flavored Concentrate Plant

N/A

N/A

N/A

Wholesaler (Alcohol)

19

29

30

 

Related Information

 

Permits Online makes it easy for you to electronically apply for and update the permit, registration, or notice you need to operate a TTB-regulated business. Once you have registered to use Permits Online, just log in and follow the instructions and prompts for submitting your application package. There is no fee to apply.

 

Page last reviewed: October 25, 2018
Page last update: July 20, 2021 
Maintained by: National Revenue Center