Laws, Regulations, and Public Guidance

Our collection of formal public guidance includes rulings, procedures, delegation orders, industry circulars, and other publications issued to help the regulated industries understand TTB regulations, policies, and other requirements. Browse those guidance documents below.

You can also use our public guidance online tool to search for documents within our guidance collection or on the website using keywords and terms.


  • Statutes
    Laws written by Congress that provide the authority for TTB to write regulations

  • Regulations
    Regulations that explain the technical, operational, and legal details necessary to implement laws

  • Rulings
    Formal interpretation of TTB and ATF regulations

  • Procedures
    Formal instructions that supplement TTB regulations

  • Industry Circulars
    Announcements regarding events or TTB policies that affect the regulated industries

  • Notices of Rulemaking
    TTB proposes new or amended regulations by publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register

  • TTB Public Reading Room
    Information about using the TTB public reading room

  • Treasury Decisions
    Official rules of the Department of the Treasury

  • Other Public Guidance
    Additional guidance issued to help industry members understand TTB regulations and policies


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For more information on regulations and public guidance, contact the Regulations and Rulings Division at 202-453-2265 or online.

Page last reviewed: November 17, 2016
Page last updated: September 1, 2021
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