Permits Online: Overview of Navigating in Permits Online

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.


Use the large blue buttons at the top of each screen to navigate to the main sections of Permits Online.


Use the step indicators to see where you are in any particular application.


You may go back to a previous step by selecting the step indicator, or you may use your browser back button, but be sure you select the "Save and resume later" button before you leave a page, otherwise your entries won't be saved.

Required Fields overview-of-navigating-in-permits-online

The fields that you are required to complete are marked with a red asterisk.  You will not be able to proceed to the next step if you do not answer all required fields.

Some fields may only become required based on how you answer previous questions.  Likewise, certain fields may not be applicable, and will appear "grayed out," based on your answers to previous questions.

Onscreen Help and System Prompts

You'll find general help and system prompts on many screens throughout Permits Online.

Reading this help before you start a new step can save you time as you make your way through an application.

Help Buttons overview-of-navigating-in-permits-online

Throughout Permits Online you'll find help buttons, which appear as blue question marks inside a circle.

Select these buttons if you are stuck on a field and you are not sure how to answer. The help buttons provide detailed instructions and guidance for most fields and can help you to avoid mistakes while filling out the application.

Submitting an accurate and complete application package will help us process it more quickly.



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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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Page last reviewed: July 30, 2018
Page last updated: June 17, 2021
Maintained by: National Revenue Center