Permits Online: Overview of the Application Process

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 this chart as you prepare to apply for your first TTB permit, registration, or notice. Select the links in the boxes for detailed information about each step of the process. Also, be sure to get any state or local licenses you need before you start operating.

1. Getting Ready

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2. Apply and Submit Using Permits Online


3. After Filing



How long will it take?

Check our Permit Processing Times page to get an idea.


Go back to the Permits Online Help Center


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 send us a message using our NRC Contact Form.

For technical assistance about 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