Permits Online Tutorial

This tutorial is designed to help you navigate the process of applying for a TTB permit, registration, or notice. Select your commodity operation in Part One.  Parts Two and Three apply to all operations.

Part One - What You Need To Know Before You Apply

Alcohol Operations

Tobacco Operations

Part Two - Submitting Your Application

Part Three - What to Expect After Submission

This information is being issued to help the public to understand and comply with the laws and regulations that the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau administers. It is not intended to establish any new, or change any existing, definitions, interpretations, standards, or procedures regarding those laws and regulations.

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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
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Finding your approved paperworkPermits Online Tutorial

Finding your Approved Paperwork

TTB will attach to your application any documents that indicate its final disposition.  This may include an approval letter, permit, registration, bond, power of attorney and other approval documents (as applicable) or information regarding a denial, withdrawal, or abandonment.  To access these documents:

  • Log into Permits Online
  • Click on the “My Submissions” button to find your application and click on the application tracking number showing approved
  • Click on the arrow next to “ Supporting Documents” and Attachments
  • Under the Attachment List you should see PDF File(s), Click on the name of the document, and select “Open”



Page last reviewed/updated: 09/06/2017

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Corrections Requested

If you receive an email advising you that the status of your application has changed to corrections requested, to view what item(s) are missing:

  • Log into Permits Online
  • Click on My Submissions
  • Click on the tracking number you are checking on
  • Go to the Status Bar and click on the arrow

status 1

  • Click on the arrow next to “Specialist Review”

status 2


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Viewing Your Application Data

To view your application data and attachments after you have submitted, log in, click on “My Submission” button to find your application, and then click on the tracking number of the application.

First click on the arrow next to “Record/Application Details” section.  You may then open various subsections of your application by clicking on the plus sign (+) next to each subsection. 

To access and view any documents you have attached to your application, click on the arrow next to “Supporting Documents and Attachments”.  Click on the name of the document and select “Open” to view the attachment.








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Application Review

Review of Application

Once your application has been accepted and forwarded to a specialist, one of three scenarios will take place, as shown here.

  • Scenario One: Missing Required Documents

TTB will send an email to you, the applicant, indicating the items required. You must attach the required items, submit them, and when deemed acceptable, we will forward the application for approval. IMPORTANT - You MUST submit items within 15 days of notification or the application could be placed in ABANDONED status.

  • Scenario Two: Corrections Needed

If corrections are needed, we will email or telephone you, the applicant, indicating what corrections to the application TTB requires. With your permission, we will correct the application, rate it acceptable as submitted, and forward it for approval.

  • Scenario Three: Acceptable

Application is deemed acceptable as submitted and is forwarded for approval

Page last reviewed/updated: 09/06/2017