Permits Online Tutorial

Part Three - What to Expect after Submission

Congratulations, you have submitted your application package to TTB!  Now we’ll discuss what you can expect as your application is processed.

When you submit an application package, different tracking numbers are assigned for each part of the package.  These numbers are unique and designed to identify the type of application or request, such as the type of commodity application for which you are filing, business entity information, or a request to access an existing record.  

The number is comprised of three parts:

  • The year we received the application
  • An application identifier, like “BRE” for “BREWERY”
  • A system-generated number, like “-12345-O”

Here are examples of the different tracking numbers you might see…

Examples of Tracking Numbers Assigned

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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.


Page last reviewed/updated: 07/19/2021