Alcohol

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Run a Store That Sells Spirits

Vermont is considered a "Control State" where the State controls the sale of distilled spirits through government agencies at the wholesale level.  The State also exercises control over retail sales for off-premises consumption through designated agents located throughout the state of Vermont. See below for information and forms regarding regarding retail business operations.

See our retail site 802Spirits.com for information on products and store locations.

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Education for Other Licenses and Permits

Education is a vital part of the mission of the Vermont Department of Liquor Control.  The Education Division helps bring training and seminars to consumers, businessmen, teenagers, parents, bartenders, store owners, and anyone else who needs to know about how to make sure alcohol is only used in safe and legal ways.

Training Materials for Other Licenses and Permits

The Department of Liquor Control allows businesses to take a train the trainer approach to training employees within a business.  A certified member of the staff may train other employees on the rules and regulations around selling and serving alcohol and tobacco.  These in-house certifications are not transferrable and employees must be recertified if they work for another employer.    The In-House Training Kit includes all relevant materials and the mandatory DLC video for selling or serving alcohol.  Training materials for other circumstances are listed below.   The

How to Apply for Other Licenses and Permits

These permits are obtained by downloading the appropriate permit application form.   Complete and submit the application to the Department of Liquor Control with the appropriate fees.

As always please familiarize yourself with Vermont Laws and Regulations concerning Liquor Control.

Forms for Other Licenses and Permits

Download the application  forms to fill out. Most of them can be filled out on-screen by clicking on areas and typing. Print out and mail in with the appropriate fees.  All of them use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.  If you get a "Bad Encrypt Dictionary" error, download a more current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Other Licenses and Permits

The DLC offers a variety of other permits and licenses as required by State laws and regulations.  For example, an art gallery, bookstore, public library or museum permit allows these venues to conduct an event at which malt or vinous beverages or both are served by the glass to the public, provided that the event is approved by the local licensing authority.  A permit holder may purchase malt or vinous beverages directly from a licensed retailer. The permit holder shall be subject to the provisions of this title and the rules of the Board regarding the service of alcoholic beverages.

Education for License to Wholesale Wine and Beer

Education is a vital part of the mission of the Vermont Department of Liquor Control.  The Education Division helps bring training and seminars to consumers, businessmen, teenagers, parents, bartenders, store owners, and anyone else who needs to know about how to make sure alcohol is only used in safe and legal ways.

How to Apply for a License to Sell Beer and Wine

This license is obtained by downloading the Wholesale Dealer's License application form.  It is also necessary to have a Solicitor's permit for every employee who solicits orders for your company.

Complete and submit the application to the Department of Liquor Control with the appropriate fees.

All applicants will need to produce a copy of the following as well:

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