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Permits Online: Application Status

Note: This page contains instructions and screenshots so you can see what to expect when using Permits Online, our online method of applying for a TTB permit, registration, or notice.

The application contact will receive emails from TTB throughout the application process. These emails contain status updates and may communicate actions you must take before we can continue to process your application.

Application Statuses

These are the statuses you might see associated with an application (or record), and what they mean:

AbandonedTTB has stopped processing this application because either you did not supply the additional/corrected information or supporting documents in the specified timeframe, or we were unable to reach the applicant contact. This is a final application status. 
AcceptedApplies to Personnel Questionnaires and indicates that the PQ has been received by TTB. This is the only status you'll see for PQs.
ActiveThis status applies to Business Entity applications/records and indicates your application has been approved by TTB. See Viewing Approval Documents for additional information.
Amendment PendingWhen you file an amended application for a for a previously approved Business Entity or Commodity Operations record, the status of the record changes to "Amendment Pending." You may not submit additional amendments for this record until TTB takes final action on the pending amendments, at which time the status for the record will revert to "Active" or "Approved" as applicable. The actual amendment application will have a status of "Review in Process" until TTB takes final action on it.
ApprovedThis status applies to Commodity Operations (permit, registration, or notice) applications/records and to link requests, and it indicates your application has been approved by TTB. See Viewing Approval Documents for additional information.
ClosedThe permit, registration, or notice has been terminated and is out of business. This status also applies to entity records when all associated operations are terminated.
Correct ApplicationWe’ve reviewed your application and are returning it to you to make corrections. You may refer to the Correction Checklist located under Step 1 of your application for instructions on the specific items needing correction.
Corrections RequestedWe've reviewed your application and we need additional information before we can determine if it can be approved.  See Correcting Application Errors and Omissions for more information.
DeniedTTB cannot approve this application because the applicant(s) do not meet the regulatory or statutory eligibility requirements.  This is a final application status.
Review in ProcessYour application (applies to all new/amended applications and link requests) has been received and assigned to a specialist for review.
WithdrawnAt your request, TTB has stopped processing this application. This is a final application status.

Step-by-Step: How to Check Application Status

You may log in to Permits Online at any time to view the current status of an application.

Log in using your user name and password.  From the home page select the "My Submission" tab.

In the My Records section, locate the applicable application tracking number. You may view the current application status in the status column.

See Using the My Submissions Page for additional tips on how to locate individual applications.


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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.



For more information on the permit application process, contact the TTB National Revenue Center (NRC) toll-free at 877-882-3277 / 877-TTB-FAQS or submit an online inquiry.  For technical assistance with Permits Online see our TTB Online Help Center.

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Last updated: April 1, 2024
Maintained by: National Revenue Center