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Permits Online: Preview the Distilled Spirits Plant Application

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.

File this application if you plan to establish a beverage and/or industrial distilled spirits plant.

Beverage – The proprietor of a beverage distilled spirits plant may distill, rectify or blend, bottle, or warehouse and bottle spirits for beverage use.

Examples of beverage distilled spirits include neutral spirits or alcohol (i.e. vodka or grain spirits), whiskey, gin, brandy, blended applejack, rum, cordials, and liqueurs.

Industrial – The proprietor of an industrial distilled spirits plant may manufacture articles (products containing denatured spirits), denature spirits, or distill, bottle or package, or warehouse spirits for industrial use.  A vinegar plant is a type of industrial distilled spirits plant authorized to manufacture vinegar by the vaporizing process.

*Please note: not all questions shown in the screen prints below will appear when you fill out your application. Some questions appear based on the answers you select.

Step 2: Operation description

*Based on the DSP operation type the questions may vary. There is an option to be both a beverage and industrial DSP.

*Based on which type of DSP beverage operation you select, different questions will appear.

*Based on which type of DSP industrial operation you select, different questions will appear.

*If you will be alternating, an additional question will appear.

*If you answer "Yes" to having a tasting room or a retail store, additional questions will appear.

*If you select "Yes" to the above questions, you will need to provide details in text boxes provided.

Step 3: Environmental & bond info.

Step 4: Upload required documents


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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: March 28, 2024
Maintained by: National Revenue Center