Permits Online: Preview Applications for New Permits, Registrations, and Notices

Select an application type to view screenshots and preview the questions and information you'll need to supply when you log in to Permits Online to apply for a new permit, registration, or notice.

Start by previewing the New Application Wizard

First time starting a TTB-regulated business?  View the Application for Original Entity and Personnel Questionnaire

Then select all applicable new commodity operations applications:

Alcohol Importer/Wholesaler

Beer

Distilled Spirits

Firearms and Ammunition

Tobacco

Wine

Don't see the application you're looking for?  See application types that can't currently be filed in Permits Online

See also what to gather before you apply.

New Application Wizard, Original Entity, and Personnel Questionnaire

New Application Wizard

The New Applications Wizard guides you by asking a series of questions, and depending on your answers creates an application package, which is a list of the applications you're required to submit. 

Everyone who applies for a new TTB permit, registration, or notice must complete the questions in the New Application Wizard.

Application for Original Entity

When applying to start a new TTB-regulated business, your application package will contain both an application for original entity and a new commodity operations application (one for each permit, registration, or notice you need).

Personnel Questionnaire

The Personnel Questionnaire is how TTB gathers background information about owners, officers, and others associated with TTB-regulated businesses.

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New Commodity Operations Applications — Alcohol Importer/Wholesaler

 

File this application if you intend to:

Alcohol Importer

import distilled spirits, wine, or beer/malt beverages into the United States

Alcohol Wholesaler

purchase distilled spirits, wine, or beer/malt beverages and resell them to alcohol beverage retailers and others, including via export

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New Commodity Operations Applications — Beer

 

File this application if you intend to:

Brewery - Brewpub   

produce beer/malt beverages, or operate a tavern/brewpub on brewery premises

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New Commodity Operations Applications — Distilled Spirits

 

File this application if you intend to:

Alcohol Fuel Plant

produce, process, store, and use or distribute distilled spirits to be used exclusively for fuel

Distilled Spirits Plant  

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.

Specially Denatured Spirits - Dealer   

withdraw and deal in specially denatured spirits for resale to persons authorized to purchase or receive specially denatured spirits

Specially Denatured Spirits - User  

withdraw and use, or recover specially denatured spirits

Tax - Free Alcohol  

withdraw and use tax-free alcohol.  Certain types of organizations (such as scientific universities, colleges of learning, certain other educational institutions, laboratories, hospitals, blood banks, sanitariums, clinics operated for charity) may procure and use tax-free alcohol for authorized nonbeverage purposes (such as scientific research and medicinal uses).

Under this permit you are NOT permitted to use tax-free alcohol in the manufacture of any product for sale, or sell any products resulting from the use of tax-free alcohol.

U.S. Government Specially Denatured Spirits - User  

apply for a permit to authorize an agency of the United States government to obtain and use specially denatured spirits

U.S. Government Tax Free Alcohol - User   

apply for a permit to authorize an agency of the United States government to obtain and use tax-free spirits for nonbeverage purposes.

Tax-free alcohol may be used for scientific, medicinal, and mechanical purposes, and in the treatment of patient

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New Commodity Operations Applications — Wine

 

File this application if you intend to:

Bonded Winery – Full Operations  

produce, blend, and store wine

Bonded Winery - Under 7 percent Alcohol Only   

produce, blend, and store ONLY wine, including cider, that has less than 7% alcohol by volume

Bonded Wine Cellar - Blender

blend, store, and bottle wine.  You are NOT permitted to produce wine under this permit

Bonded Wine Cellar - Storage Only

store, and/or bottle wine but WILL NOT blend wine.  You are NOT permitted to produce wine under this permit

Taxpaid Wine Bottling House  

receive taxpaid wine and bottle it.  You are NOT permitted to produce wine under this permit

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New Commodity Operations Applications — Tobacco

 

File this application if you intend to:

Importer of Tobacco Products - Processed Tobacco  

import cigars, cigarettes, snuff, chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco, or processed tobacco

Manufacturer of Processed Tobacco  

manufacture processed tobacco

Manufacturer of Tobacco Products  

manufacture cigars, cigarettes, snuff, chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco, or roll-your-own tobacco

Tobacco Export Warehouse  

operate a bonded internal revenue warehouse for the storage of tobacco products, cigarette papers or tubes, and/or processed tobacco, upon which the internal revenue tax has not been paid, and which will be consumed outside of the United States or exported

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Firearms and Ammunition

 

File this application if you need to:

Firearms and Ammunition Tax - Free Registration  

obtain a Certificate of Registry to sell or purchase firearms or ammunition tax-free

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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: July 30, 2018
Maintained by: National Revenue Center